I went to Horn Seeds on Friday because I had a free hour or so. Guess what? They already have their temptingly luscious tomato plants available. I like Horn because they carry a really good variety of plants and they are reasonably priced ($1.49/1.99 per healthy-looking tomato or pepper). The return on that investment is formidable! This is a blessing for me since I have not mastered the art of starting transplants yet - with the variety they have available, I'm not stuck with Big Boy and Sweet 100's (although I buy those too).
When I found out that Horn had Cherokee Purples ready for sale, along with the fact that they grow their own plants here in OK (in Guthrie), I was sold! I bought a Cherokee Purple, a Juliet, a Grape, and a Lemon Boy.
All this, despite the fact that I had already ordered all the tomato plants I can fit in my little garden from the OK Food Co-op, to be picked up next Thursday. Despite the fact that planting date is not until April 14th. I'm just lucky I managed to get out of there without buying any pepper plants. They had a lot of those too...
Horn will be getting new shipments of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and assorted other transplants every two days for the next two weeks. There should be plenty of opportunities for me to buy more plants that I can't fit in my garden.