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Heirloom Tomato Seedlings?

mickeygee Mar 20, 2010 11:49 AM

Taking things one step removed from eating, I'm looking to grow some tomatoes this year. I've tried doing it from seed and had not so good results (as living in apartments has restricted my sun, location and all that), but I can often get a good result if I start from a seedling.

Does anyone know any greenhouses/garden shops/farmers who sell heirloom tomato seedlings? I'm in Union County, but willing to travel up to an hour or so to find a few plants. Thanks!

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    johnlockedema RE: mickeygee Mar 21, 2010 07:51 AM

    www.thefarmatgreenvillage.com will have them, as well as the nearby Great Swamp nursery (sorry, don't have a link).

    1. MGZ RE: mickeygee Mar 21, 2010 08:21 AM

      Not sure if it's too far, but regardless, I'll just note that I got several great varieties last spring from Matt's Farm Market on 18th Ave in Belmar.

      1. mschow RE: mickeygee Mar 21, 2010 08:39 AM

        I haven't been here (yet), but plan on going this year. This place does mail order, but you can visit their location in Rosemont. They seem to specialize in pepper plants, but have a wide variety of tomato, including heirloom plants.

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          pitterpatter RE: mschow Mar 21, 2010 09:32 AM

          A word of warning: You should go on their website and pre-order. Because so many people do, they are often sold out by the time planting season arrives.

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            equal_Mark RE: pitterpatter Mar 21, 2010 10:59 AM

            Have to second (third?) Cross Country Nurseries, they do a fantastic job.

            Interestingly enough, Janie, the owner of the nursery who goes by the moniker "Chile Goddess" doesn't much like spicy food! (She is in the group photo of Chileheads here:



            Cross Country Nurseries
            199 Kingwood Locktown Rd, Stockton, NJ

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          njguy99 RE: mickeygee Mar 21, 2010 12:11 PM

          Easy - Dreyer Farms in Cranford.


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            newfie29 RE: mickeygee Mar 22, 2010 06:03 AM

            I've had very good luck with mail order from The Tasteful Garden in Alabama - www.thetastefulgarden.com. Excellent selection and very healthy plants, packed to ensure safe delivery.

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              mickeygee RE: mickeygee Mar 22, 2010 05:49 PM

              awesome! I forgot about Dryers - I used to go there years ago (before I had moved away and came back again).

              1. angularbanjo RE: mickeygee Mar 24, 2010 09:27 PM

                Try Catalpa Ridge Farm....you can find them at www.jerseygrown.com

                Also Territorial Seed Co. will ship any of their seed varities as plants. That's what we did this year.

                1. MGZ RE: mickeygee May 4, 2010 08:44 AM

                  For the sake of anyone searching this topic, I figured I'd pass along that we got this year's fruits from Matt's Farm Market, again. The selection was better than last year and the seedlings are unusually large. 3 plants for $13, including Paul Robeson, Jubilee, and Northern Lights.

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                    albinoni RE: mickeygee May 4, 2010 11:35 AM

                    Meile's (sp?) Nursery in Clark might have some.

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                      Yellowshirt RE: mickeygee May 5, 2010 06:09 PM

                      I got 180 plants in my basement...ya want some?

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