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Row by Row Episode 260: GET TO KNOW HOSS!

Row by Row Episode 260: GET TO KNOW HOSS!

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Join us for a fun “Getting To Know Hoss” video! We thought we would switch it up this evening with something a little different. We are constantly told that many of you would love to know more about us, so here we go. On tonight’s Row By Row Show, we’re asking Hoss the tough questions and we’re getting to know him a little better! Some may have to do with gardening but others may not! We hope that you will enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed making it for you! We appreciate all of your constant support! Let’s Grow Together, Get To Know Hoss and Get Dirty!


If you were not an expert in gardening, what is one topic you wish you had more experience in?

Greg: I would have to say science, I love science. Maybe some type of biology, soil science has always been interesting to me. I wouldn't classify that as gardening but I would love to be a soil scientist.

If you could only plant one thing in the garden, what would it be?

Greg: That's a tough one right there, as much as I love tomato sandwiches, if I only had one thing to plant as a food source it would have to be corn.

What is your BIGGEST passion in life?

Greg: I think a person's passions change during the different time periods in their life. When you're younger you have different passions (in my opinion) than you do as an adult. I would have to say that my biggest passion write now would have to be is helping others.

What hobby have you always wanted to learn that you haven't been able to tackle?

Greg: Years ago I bought me a violin, I love music and I'm not musically inclined. Some people have such a talent but I did not get that gene. I can play two songs on the violin but it took many lesson and lots of practice. It would be nice to just be able to pick up an instrument and not have to take so much time to learn it.

What do you enjoy the most about doing the Row By Row Show?

Greg: I think the interaction and the feedback that we get back from everyone is so inspiring. It really lifts your spirits when we get emails, letters in the mail or comments that tell us how we've helped them in gardening and being successful at it. It means that we are doing something right.


What are your pet peeves?

Greg: I get really irritated with people who have a talent and they don't use it. Whether they are intellectual or they have a specific talent and they don't use it, that really bothers me a lot.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Greg: I think it would be to turn back time.

If you could have dinner with anybody in the world across history, who would it be and why?

Greg: I know this may be a strange one but I think I would have to go with President Ronald Reagan in his prime. I think during his "prime time" it was probably some of the most interesting times for America. I would love to have a conversation with him about that, I think that he is one of the Presidents that I look back and admire more so than a lot of the others.

What is on your bucket list?

Greg: I feel like this has always been on my bucket list somewhat but more lately as I'm getting older but I want to travel more. We're traveling to the Keys this month, Holland for a seed convention later this year and next year we would love to go to Alaska!

If you had a warning label, what would it say?

Greg: I don't have a clue.

Sheila: Do you want me to tell you what it would say?

Greg: Yes

Sheila: I'm not listening.

Greg: Yea, I do have this gift that I can be looking at you when you're talking but when you get done talking I haven't heard a thing you just said. You may think I'm listening but my mind is actually somewhere else thinking of something completely different.


What gave you the inspiration to start Hoss Tools and how did it begin?

Greg: Well it began with the inspiration of us not being able to source quality garden tools. That was the beginning. In the early 2000s, just about everything was made in China and the quality was not good at all. We decided at that point we decided we wanted to make them!

What's your favorite childhood memory and why?

Greg: My grandfather had a farm and as a kid we used to be able to go out there and help him on the farm. It wasn't one specific moment but I can remember certain things like him teaching me how to save tomato seeds.

What would be your "last" meal?

Greg: I would say a ribeye steak, medium-well, baked potato, and a chef salad. Now I do love a good tomato sandwich, don't get my wrong but a good ribeye steak would be my last meal.

Where do you see Hoss Tools in 10 years from now?

Greg: I would love to think that we're still around and still helping people. I would also love to think that we're better at it. I'm constantly thinking about what we can do as a company to better serve the people out there that is trying to garden. I think there is going to be some pretty amazing things that happen technology wise that is going to help us and we're going to use that to the best of our ability to help everyone.

Petals From The Past

Ya'll be sure to check out The Great Fall Garden Festival, it's a Meet & Greet gathering of Homesteads, farms, and artisans who connect with others through their YouTube Channel. It's FREE ADMISSION on September 9, 2023 from 9am-5pm in Jemison, Alabama. Check out the link here! This family friendly event will feature an educational speaker series, homemade and home grown fare at our participants booths, meet and greet, food truck vendors, and a harvest contest.

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