Where to by garden plants in Orlando/Clermont area

kari(9 fl)September 10, 2009

I have decided that I am going to have to purchase my tomato plants. I have started seeds twice and failed miserably. It kills me to pay 3.00 for a tomato plant though. I go to a great plant stand in Plant City on occasion but they are hit or miss and its an awful long drive. They sell 4" pots 3 for 1.00. Is there any place like that in the Orlando/ Clermont area? Where do you all buy your vegetable plants from?

Thank you


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florah(z9 Leesburg, Fl)

I don't know about tomato plants specifically, but a reasonably priced nursery is on 27 north near the spot where 19 crosses 27. It is on a hill at the right with a sign 'Cascades', which actually does not refer to the nursery but to the road to "Cascades", a development.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 7:51PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Kari , there is a farmers market in down town Winter Garden
on Saturday mornings There is another in Winter Park on Thursdays, I haven't been to that one but I hear it is very good for vegies and herbs.
I hope this helps.


    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 9:16PM
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kari, it might be too late to plant tomatoes... even very large seedlings might not set/ ripen any fruit.

mine are around 3' and i worry that THEY won't set much fruit before frost...

it might be time now to think of planting beans, broc, cauliflower, greens, herbs...and in a few weeks (first consistently cool mornings), lettuce, radish, beet and peas and potatoes.

i've started lettuces in a sterile mix INDOORS... and once they got some size, i have put them outdoors in morning sun. but they won't go into the garden until, say, the end of october...
From september flowers

    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 9:50PM
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cjc45(9 Mount Dora FL)

You think we'll have frost before Thanksgiving?!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 10:38PM
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This is the frost chart for my zip code in zone 9 . Going by this , I would say - no frost by turkey day . I used this address : http://www.climate-charts.com/USA-Stations/FL

First Frost Last Frost
10% 50% 90% 10% 50% 90%
NOV 19 DEC 20 JAN 21 JAN 23 FEB 23 MAR 27

I entered this as a nice chart and GW scrunched it all together ! Enter your own info to see what yours really looks like .

Here is a link that might be useful: Climate and Daylight Charts and Data

    Bookmark   September 11, 2009 at 5:50AM
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cjc45(9 Mount Dora FL)

Thanks, I feel better now.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2009 at 9:55PM
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vaodiva(9a/b Eustis)

Can anyone tell me if I can grow tomatoes in my greenhouse, or will they not get enough sun in the winter?

    Bookmark   September 12, 2009 at 9:38AM
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cjc45(9 Mount Dora FL)

I had a friend who did that and was very disappointed in the flavor. We assumed it was lack of light because his summer tomatoes were wonderful. Maybe there's a variety that requires less light.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2009 at 10:40AM
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