The year was 1918. Bonnie and Livingston Paulk had arrived in Union Springs, Alabama the previous year with just $50 in their pockets, and were looking for a way to make a living on the land. On a hunch, they planted two pounds of cabbage seeds in the backyard, then hauled the plants to town in a buggy to sell them. Voila! A company was born, and was soon named “Bonnie Plants” by Livingston in honor of his beloved wife. By the early 1920s, Livingston and his crew were planting many more pounds of seeds each year and had added onions, strawberries, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants to the mix.