Keeping BC Green Since 1987. That’s our motto, and that’s what we’ve been doing for over 25 years! Specializing in indoor plant growing, today we still offer you the right products for your needs, at the right price.


Like the best small businesses, Mr. Fertilizer was born out of the passion of a man named Chuck. He combined his diverse skill-set — from the keen customer service he honed during his time spent driving cabs, to working in his dad’s saw mill with plenty of opportunities to play “handyman” along the way — with his love of indoor growing and opened Mr. Fertilizer back in 1987.

He’s been there during the highs and lows of the industry; from making gear “in house” — ballasts, timer boards, reflectors, you name it — to today where the Internet, glossy magazines, and cheap overseas imports drive the market. What hasn’t changed, though, is Mr. Fertilizer’s commitment to helping our customers, finding quality products to sell, and keeping prices right.


The Team


Resident Expert

A couple of years ago, Chuck decided it was time to pass the mantle on to a new generation of growing enthusiasts. He wasn’t willing to sell to just anyone, and when he finally did — and after a couple of weeks retirement and a little too much free time — decided to stay on in the role of “resident expert”. We’re glad he stayed and you will too!


And, yes,  Mr. Fertilizer logo created just a short time ago was inspired by Chuck, to honour the legacy and embody the essence he’s left in the store. “Mr. Fertilizer” isn’t a person, but a spirit that everyone involved aspires to!



Assistant to the Assistant Manager

Logistician extraordinaire, Dan combines his “Jack of all trades” office skills and a fancy business degree from U.Vic with customer service and an interest in growing organically. He shares, “I’m glad to be using my skills for Mr. Fertilizer. I can set up a web site (I hope) and fix the internet when it’s broken, but I still have so much to learn about growing. Be patient with me!”


Co-Assistant to the Assistant Manager

Having moved back to Victoria from the tough, dog-eat-dog, streets of the Lower Mainland, Haley brings both charm and grit to Mr. Fertilizer. You need help — she’s on it!

The Owner – Derek

Since 2012, first as the co-owner and now steering the ship solo, Derek decided to take on the challenge of keeping Mr. Fertilizer as great — and making it even better — than it had been. It’s a tough task, and as any small business owner will tell you, “One day at a time.”