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  •  Bonnie Plants... (6+ / 0-)

    We went to K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Agway looking for plant starters on Saturday and all were selling the exact same selection of the one same brand. K-Mart had a quite different selection of dry packaged seeds, but that was the only variety except for the price which stayed within an acceptable range.
        Now I know there are other local, better choices, and we will be making the local rounds next, now that we've scouted what's out there. I just wanted to say how surprised I was that everyone had the same brand. Where I live we had a tomato blight a few years ago that affected a huge area because it was all planted with the same stock. Did we learn nothing from Ireland?

    •  You can order plants online (4+ / 0-)

      They use totally different suppliers than the mid Atlantic region.

      I've ordered from gurneys, the plants were fine. Totally different varieties and more selection. Whiteflowerfarm.com also has some veggies and a nice selection of tomatoes. You can also find organic suppliers online.

      •  White Flower Farm also has beautiful flowers (0+ / 0-)

        including a selection of own-root as well as grafted roses (but you have to ask to make sure what you're getting).

        They're based out of Litchfield, Connecticut, by the way, and they do allow (encourage) visitors.
         

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Mon May 06, 2013 at 08:51:42 AM PDT

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