Vegetable and herb gardening got off to an early start this year thanks to unseasonably warm weather in most parts of the country. The effect of that, however, on retailers’ sales of fledgling plants has been mixed. Some have seen growth from this time last year, but none reported dramatic increases. Tomato plant sales have stayed strong, retailers said. Brigido’s Fresh Market in Rhode Island offers three varieties and is featuring a Father’s Day special on patio ...

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