A good place to buy plants for a late-start vegetable garden?

lettuce bok choy radishes in garden

Vexed in Voorheesville emails:

Due to the weather and a busy schedule, I still haven't planted my vegetable garden. Does anyone have a good suggestion for a nursery with a healthy and reliable stock of plants?

The plant sales held by orgs such as Capital Roots and the Cornell Cooperative Extension are good places to score these sorts of places. Unfortunately, those sales have already happened.

So, have a suggestion for Vexed's late-start vegetable garden? Please share!

Comments

Honest Weight Food Coop has lots of vegetable and herb plants.

I second Honest Weight...or farmers market's are still selling them. If you're desperate try Home Depot/Lowes.

Krug's Farm on Everett Rd. has a pretty good selection. I just picked up some Roma Tomatoes after mine got hit by hale and the plants were pretty healthy.

Hewitt's (several locations), Price Greenleaf (Delmar), and Gade farms (Guilderland)

Faddegons in Latham!

Given your location, I'd first try Gade Farm out on Rt. 20 in Guilderland. They grow their own vegetable and flower seedlings. They sell the basics and I particularly go there for the brassicas (broccoli, Brussels sprouts etc).

For heirloom varieties (especially tomatoes), go to the Honest Weight.

I avoid the Big Box stores for plants. They are more likely to have pathogens. There is no need these days to buy seedlings at the Big Box stores given the many local options.

Shultz near Schenectady's nursing home on Maple Ave in Glenville and Veloze or rt 9 in Latham. Both have been my go to places for seedlings. Keep your $$$ local too

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