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It’s easier to buy tomato plants than to start them from seeds. You save several steps and get your tomato crop underway much sooner. What should you be aware of when you buy them?
There are several advantages to buying tomato plants at a local nursery or home improvement center:
However, nurseries and stores may have limited stock and may not carry many different tomato varieties.
There are advantages to buying tomato plants through garden catalogs or on the internet:
When you buy tomato plants from garden catalogs, you may pay more per plant plus shipping costs. Also, you cannot inspect the stock before ordering.
Read carefully reviews that other gardeners share about a specific vendor. Look to see if a vendor has a return or replacement fee for damaged stock.
(Get more specifics about how to buy tomato plants through the mail.)
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