It really pays to buy the best-quality plants that you can find. If you're fortunate enough to have a local nursery that grows its own fruit plants, by all means pay it a visit. Local nurseries usually offer the best varieties for your area and can give you valuable advice on growing them in your particular situation.
In many parts of the country, however, specialty mail-order nurseries are often the best sources of virus-free, disease-resistant fruits. For more tips on buying plants, turn to Chapter 12.
^ A last piece of advice from someone who's been there and done that: Don't plant more than you have time to harvest and maintain. It's easy to get excited ir^ll about all the promising fruits you can grow and end up buying more plants than you need. Luckily, small fruits freeze very well, but you still have to weed and pick them.
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