When you buy seedlings for your garden this year, please consider buying them locally.
Aside from directly supporting local businesses, local seedlings will be varieties that are well-adapted for our region, unlike seedlings that are mass-grown and shipped to national chains and sold there.
They also will not carry invasive species (like the tomato blight of several years ago). Invasive species are a major problem and are often propagated by plants sold in a different region from where they were started.
Please consider buying seedlings at a local farmer’s market, farm stand or nursery. Nothing personal against the big national stores here but you’ll get plants which are adapted to our climate and you’ll be protecting the local environment against invasives.