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The Ultimate Guide to Growing Tomatoes in April

As April greets us with its promise of growth and renewal, Nunan’s Garden Center is here to guide you through the rewarding journey of tomato cultivation. Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the gardening world or you’re an experienced green thumb, growing tomatoes presents a delightful blend of challenges and triumphs. This critical month for tomato lovers involves starting seeds, selecting vigorous young plants, and closely monitoring for that crucial last frost date. Our guide is crafted to lead you through these vital steps, spotlighting our diverse selection of over 25 tomato varieties—many of which are nurtured in our very own greenhouses—the deep well of knowledge our staff possesses, and exciting opportunities like our app (click here to download) and the Tomatofest contest beginning May 1.

Seed Starting

Embarking on seed starting in April is the first step to a garden teeming with succulent tomatoes. At Nunan’s, we boast an impressive array of seeds, inviting you to explore the rich world of tomato varieties. Here’s how to get your seed journey off the ground:

  1. Seed Selection: Choose from our extensive range, including heirloom gems, versatile cherries, substantial beefsteaks, and both determinate and indeterminate types, each offering unique flavors and growth habits.
  2. Seed Starting: Opt for a premium seed starting mix, planting your seeds in suitable containers. Maintain a consistent environment to ensure your seeds sprout and thrive. At Nunan’s, we provide all the seed starting supplies you need, focusing on natural growth processes.
  3. Potting On: As your seedlings develop, they’ll eventually require more room. This stage introduces them to our selection of organic fertilizers and pest management solutions, setting them on the path to robust growth.

Choosing Young Plants

For those looking for an immediate start, selecting young tomato plants from Nunan’s is an excellent choice. With over 25 varieties of tomato plants grown in our own greenhouses, we offer a vibrant selection ready to flourish in your garden:

  • Heirloom Varieties: Discover the flavors of history with our heirloom selections, each with its own unique story.
  • Hybrids: Take advantage of our hybrid tomatoes for their vigorous growth and resilience, perfect for any garden.
  • Specialties: Our extensive range caters to every preference, from the sweetest cherry tomatoes to the most impressive beefsteaks.

Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to assist in selecting the perfect plants for your garden, taking into account your specific space, sunlight, and soil conditions.

Weather and Timing

The last frost date is a gardener’s signal that it’s time to move tomatoes outdoors. At Nunan’s Garden Center, we’re committed to providing you with the latest information on local frost dates, ensuring your plants transition to the garden at the best possible time.

  • Stay Updated: Utilize the Nunan’s Garden Center app for real-time weather updates and frost date alerts, keeping your garden plans on track.
  • Acclimatization: We offer guidance on hardening off your plants, a crucial step to gradually introduce them to outdoor conditions, ensuring a smooth and successful transition.

Join the Fun with Nunan’s App and Tomatofest Contest

Dive deeper into the gardening community with the Nunan’s Garden Center app, offering gardening tips, special offers, and detailed plant care advice. Don’t miss out on our Tomatofest contest starting May 1, a celebration of all things tomato, with categories for everyone from the largest fruit to the most peculiar variety. Download our app to participate and connect with fellow gardening enthusiasts.

Why Nunan’s Garden Center?

Nunan’s Garden Center is more than a nursery; it’s a gathering place for gardening enthusiasts of all levels. With our extensive selection of tomato plants, including over 25 varieties grown in our Georgetown greenhouses, and the expertise of our staff, we’re here to ensure your gardening experience is fulfilling and successful.

  • Varied Tomato Selection: From the rich heritage of heirlooms to the advanced benefits of hybrids, we have a tomato for every garden and palate.
  • Expert Guidance: Our team is passionate about gardening, ready to share their knowledge, help troubleshoot issues, and celebrate your gardening achievements.
  • Comprehensive Resources: Beyond plants, we offer everything you need for a thriving tomato season, including organic soils, fertilizers, and natural pest solutions, all tailored to promote healthy growth.

April marks the beginning of an exciting tomato growing season, and Nunan’s Garden Center is your partner every step of the way. Whether you’re starting from seeds or choosing from our wide selection of young plants, including those grown in our own greenhouses, we’re here to support your journey to a bountiful harvest.

Let the path to a vibrant tomato garden start with us. With Nunan’s by your side, this gardening season promises to be not just fruitful but also deeply rewarding. Happy gardening!

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Georgetown, MA 01833

Garden Center, Nursery,
Florist Shop, and Greenhouse

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