skip to Main Content

Plant Shop & Nursery in Dallas, TX

Spring/Summer Hours Daily 9am-6pm. Winter Hours: Daily 9am-5pm.

Come and visit North Haven Gardens, your destination for all your gardening needs in Dallas. As you step inside, you'll find a comprehensive selection of quality gardening equipment and a diverse plant nursery with a stunning array of indoor plants, outdoor plants, and a variety of fresh vegetables. Our expert garden coaches are dedicated to helping you turn your gardening dreams into reality. Plus, we now have delivery services available in Dallas (within our service area, call for details). Now you can ensure that your gardening essentials are conveniently brought to your doorstep. You can even sign up for a grow card membership to earn points and save on your purchases.

Here at North Haven Gardens, we take pride in offering a curated selection that caters to all levels of expertise. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, our friendly and professional staff is here to help. Visit our nursery in Dallas an experience the difference.

Directions to Our Dallas Nursery & Garden Store

When to plant tomatoes in North Texas

plant tomatoes
Green tomatoes
Ripening tomatoes

You may not yet be thinking about tomatoes in your garden – but you should be.

Timing is everything in vegetable gardening, and in our north Texas climate, late February through March is the ideal window for this favorite crop. What if we get a late freeze? It might seem risky and some years it is, but we plant them each year at this time and protect them in brief cold snaps. The result is better yields from plants that have had the extra time to establish before our hot summer sets in.

Here’s a quick checklist to get you prepared:

1. Great soil.

We say this all the time! Amend your garden soil with plenty of organic matter (compost is ideal) and consider adding additional amendments such as worm castings, greensand, and molasses. For a full checklist, read our recent soils blog post here.

Raised bed kits at NHG
Raised beds make it easy to have good soil.

2. The right site.

Tomatoes need full sun (at least six hours of direct sun daily) to produce well. They also need good drainage (no standing water) and space to grow. Plan your space accordingly with room for cages and supports as needed. No garden? there are several types that will thrive and produce well in containers. Stop in and ask a Garden Advisor for assistance.

3. Healthy transplants.

If you were on time with your seeding in January, you’ve had time to grow your own great transplants. Starting mid-February all they way through March, NHG will be stocked with tomato transplants in a variety of sizes and types. We carry both determinate and indeterminate varieties of both heirloom and modern varieties. There’s a huge array of varieties, each one with its own features, benefits, and dedicated gardeners who love it.

4. Good fertilizer.

Tomatoes appreciate fertilizer worked into the soil at the time of planting, another application when the first fruits start to appear, and then about every two weeks thereafter. Our favorites include our own NHG Organic Herb & Veggie Food as well as Espoma Tomato-Tone. Both of these provide well-rounded organic nutrition for your vegetables and herbs.

Tomato transplants at NHG
Tomato transplants

5. Solid supplies.

Tomato cages are essential and should be added at planting time. NHG also stocks large lightweight pots for those gardening in containers. Freeze protecting frost cloth is available in any size as well as “water walls” that provide excellent protection in case of a major drop in temperature.

NHG Herb & Veggie food

Last but not least, you need to know how to grow them! Check out our Tomato Project List.

If you’re new to veggie gardening in general or need assistance with tomatoes, keep an eye on our classes and workshops page for free education.

You can also speak with one of our knowledgeable Garden Advisors anytime to help you get started. We hope to see you soon!

Back To Top