By Kira Hamman
Did you somehow never get around to starting seeds this year?
I’ve been there.
The year my daughter was born in early spring, for example, and the year I moved halfway across the country in June.
But this does not mean that you can’t have homegrown tomatoes! You can still buy plants from a nursery or mail-order source and have your very own tomatoes by the end of the summer.
Here are a few places to try:
Seeds of Change
Great collection of six different tomato seedlings, billed as a Father’s Day present. Cool!
Laurel’s Heirloom Tomato Plants – Lomita, California
Fantastic selection of heirloom plants available by mail order or onsite on specific dates through the end of June.
Offers Cherokee Purple and Black Russian, among others.
The venerable old seed company sells plants, too.
Your Local Organic Farm
Most gardeners start more plants than they need, and often they sell the extras at a farm stand or farmers’ market. Check the listings at Local Harvest for farms and farmers’ markets near you.