Has anyone bought any of the Giant Tree Tomatoes, from Gardener's Choice? I bought 3 of what I thought were plants, but they sent me seeds instead. I would not have wasted that much money on seeds, if I had known.
By Sharon from Vian, OK
Yes, I fell for it too! I bought "Giant tomato plants" 2 years ago . I got seeds also, so I planted in an earth box and the tomato's were really big but the downfall was they tasted awful. I ordered again a "special deal" for the next spring.(in december) and was suppose to get 50 free iris bulbs with my order. April came & I had not heard anything or recieved my order so I emailed them and finally did get my order but not the iris bulbs so i contacted them again and they reniged on sending them to me even though my order said so. So I posted a warning on Dave's garden and everywhere I could that they were NOT a good co to do business with. I wouldn't recommend this Co to anybody, they are not honest. Like somebody else said they send you seeds and twigs. I hope your tomato's taste better than mine did!
The pictures are always spectacular in those ads, but the reality is that gardeners need patience and some luck. I ordered a blueberry bush that claimed fruit to be the size of a nickel. It took ten years, but I do have a small bush with nickel sized blueberries from a stick that arrived from the company. I imagine somewhere in the world is a warehouse with seed packets and sticks instead of a thriving nursery house with thriving plants.
I agree with Jilson; if the ad says plants and they sent you seeds then you should contact them.
You have to read the fine print. Lots of mail order discount places send "year old field grown plants" which may be the size of a strand of angel hair pasta. Still if they're healthy and you take proper care of them, they should grow.
I bought seeds (knowing they were seeds) some years ago for a "tomato tree". It turned out to be a tamarillo; and was a really nice plant for a long time. What I remember, though, is that the seeds took a very long time to germinate, much longer than anything else I had ever grown, so don't give up on them if they don't seem to do anything!
Your seeds should give the latin name of the plant; which you can then look up. Here is info. on the tamarillo:
I looked at the Gardener's Choice site, and they list plants for sale...not seeds. I would definitely contact them, and request either a refund, or the plants you paid for!
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