Monty’s Plant Food Company, founded in 1997, manufactures plant and soil enhancement products. By utilizing proprietary technology we harness the power of purified humics and combine them with traditional macro and micro nutrients to develop innovative plant and soil solutions that are productive, economically feasible, and environmentally sound. More than a ‘fertilizer’ company, Monty’s is a technology company using advanced science to promote a more sustainable solution to the production of food and fiber internationally. Monty’s Plant Food Company develops plant and soil solutions for growers around the world in the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries. Founded in 1997 and based in Louisville, Kentucky, our products are effective, environmentally sound and economically feasible.

Company details

4800 Strawberry Lane , Louisville , Kentucky 40209 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Composting
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1997

Monty’s Plant Food company began not as a company but as a passion; a passion to find the best quality plant food. Monty Justice was looking for a balanced pH product that would not add salts to the soil while still maintaining excellent nutrition for his own roses, which he grew for competition. However, no such product existed in the early 1980’s. Instead of giving up, Justice decided he would just invent one. And, he did.

Created in his own home, Monty’s initial formula soon became the joy of gardeners across the Kentucky community where he was born and raised. As word spread, demand grew. Monty soon found himself bottling his product in one gallon recycled milk jugs and delivering them to customers across the Mid-South from the trunk of his car.

The initial days of the company were truly a family business. His wife and children helped with mixing, packaging and distribution. His son-in-law, Dennis Stephens, was his business partner in their Rose Care Company as they tended to some of the most prestigious rose gardens in central Kentucky. Then, reports mounted about the success of Monty’s on garden crops.

Stephens, a generational farmer from Bourbon County, KY began the first trials on his own family’s tobacco crops, just to see if the results they had been seeing in roses and vegetable gardens could be reproduced on a larger scale.  After that first season, amazed by the results, Stephens along with three other businessmen convinced Monty’s that it was time to take the product an even larger audience.

Gone are the days of mixing product on the back patio, but that same family atmosphere and commitment to value and excellence still persists. Even though we are now delivering our product in larger containers than we once used for mixing a week’s supply, you can count on Monty’s Plant Food to continue to search for products that will benefit plants and the people who raise them.

Monty’s Plant Food Company, founded in 1997, manufactures plant and soil enhancement products. By utilizing proprietary technology we harness the power of purified humics and combine them with traditional macro and micro nutrients to develop innovative plant and soil solutions that are productive, economically feasible, and environmentally sound.  More than a ‘fertilizer’ company, Monty’s is a technology company using advanced science to promote a more sustainable solution to the production of food and fiber internationally.

Monty’s Plant Food company began not as a company but as a passion; a passion to find the best quality plant food. Monty Justice was looking for a balanced pH product that would not add salts to the soil while still maintaining excellent nutrition for his own roses, which he grew for competition. However, no such product existed in the early 1980’s. Instead of giving up, Justice decided he would just invent one. And, he did.

Created in his own home, Monty’s initial formula soon became the joy of gardeners across the Kentucky community where he was born and raised. As word spread, demand grew. Monty soon found himself bottling his product in one gallon recycled milk jugs and delivering them to customers across the Mid-South from the trunk of his car.

The initial days of the company were truly a family business. His wife and children helped with mixing, packaging and distribution. His son-in-law, Dennis Stephens, was his business partner in their Rose Care Company as they tended to some of the most prestigious rose gardens in central Kentucky. Then, reports mounted about the success of Monty’s on garden crops.

Stephens, a generational farmer from Bourbon County, KY began the first trials on his own family’s tobacco crops, just to see if the results they had been seeing in roses and vegetable gardens could be reproduced on a larger scale.  After that first season, amazed by the results, Stephens along with three other businessmen convinced Monty’s that it was time to take the product an even larger audience.

Gone are the days of mixing product on the back patio, but that same family atmosphere and commitment to value and excellence still persists. Even though we are now delivering our product in larger containers than we once used for mixing a week’s supply, you can count on Monty’s Plant Food to continue to search for products that will benefit plants and the people who raise them.