Dingdong's Garden Squash and Melon Starts

Custom Grown Tomato and Squash Starts

We are no longer taking orders for spring 2023 garden starts. But we may have extras at The Grange Market on April 8 and the first day of the Farmer's Market on May 20th. Hope to see you there! 

For those that have ordered, your plants are coming along and we will be reaching out soon.


- Tomatoes are grown from seed in square four-inch pots and ready for pickup in late April. Squash, Melons, and Cucumbers are grown from seed, potted up to a gallon container, and ready for pickup in mid May.

- We use OMRI listed organic potting soil. Your plants will be healthy, hardened-off, and ready to be planted outside.

- Prices below do not include tax. We accept cash, check, or credit at pickup time.

- Email us at starts@dingdongsgarden.com if you have any questions.

- Get your order in early, we have limited space!

How to order...

Step 1: Choosing from below, make a list of what you want.

Step 2: Email starts@dingdongsgarden.com with your order and we will respond with an email confirmation. Please include a phone number as well.

Step 3: Pick up your plant from us in Mid April (Tomatoes) or Mid May (Squash, Melon, Cucumber) on Lopez Island. Pay when you pick-up. We accept cash, check, or credit card.

Tomato: Sungold Cherry, Gold Nugget Cherry, Oregon Cherry, Sweet Million Cherry, Siletz Slicing, Juliet, Amish Paste, Moskvich, Wisconsin 55, San Mariano 2, Brandywine, Black Cherry, Glacier, Yellow Pear, Stupice, Beaverlodge 6806
Winter Squash: Delicata, Howden, Sweet Meat, Burgess Buttercup, Atlantic Giant, Waltham Butternut, Spaghetti, Red Kuri Kabocha.
Summer Squash: Italian Ribbed Zucchini, Fordhook Zucchini, Crookneck Yellow, Sunburst Patty Pan.
Melon & Cucumber: Arava Melon, Marketmore 76

ALSO, WE ARE TESTING THESE. THEY ARE NEW FOR US BUT WE CAN GROW THEM FOR YOU:  Moskvich, Wisconsin 55, San Mariano 2, Brandywine, Black Cherry, Glacier, Yellow Pear, Stupice, Beaverlodge 6806

AND WE JUST GOT THESE SEEDS FROM DEEP HARVEST FARM TO TEST AS WELL. IF YOU WANT US TO GROW THEM FOR YOU, LET US KNOW: Scotia Tomato, Jaune Flamme Tomato, Blush Tomato, Gardener's Sweet Tomato, Amber Tomato, Azoychka TomatoShishito Pepper, Padrone Pepper, Mini Red Bell Pepper


Sungold Cherry

Sungold doesnt start producing until August, but its tangy taste is unique. 65 days.
$ 6.00

Sweet Million Cherry

Sweet Million has a great tomato taste and starts Ripening in early August on Lopez. 65-75 days.
$ 6.00

Gold Nugget Cherry

Gold Nuggets are very productive and come in a few weeks before Sungold and Sweet Million. 65 days.
$ 6.00

Oregon Cherry

This is our first season growing Oregon Cherry. It is said to ripen earlier in the summer. So while we wait for Sungold and Sweet Million, we can have our Oregons and Gold Nuggets. 60 days.
$ 6.00

Siletz Slicing

We sell this slicing tomato at the Farmer's Market every summer. It is a short plant that yields many, seed free tomatoes. 70-75 days.
$ 6.00

Juliet Tomato

We grew this our first year on Lopez and it was a winner. Bright red, oblong, a little larger than a cherry tomato, and sets an enormous amount of fruit. 60 days.
$ 6.00

Amish Paste

A plum-shaped indeterminate tomato that we will be using for fresh eating and for canning. 65 days.
$ 6.00


Early, cold tolerant. 4-6 ounce tomatoes on tall vine. Indeterminate. 60 days.
$ 6.00

Wisconsin 55

Resurrected strain from Johnny Seed. Indeterminate. 80 days.
$ 6.00

San Mariano 2

A strain of the well-known paste tomato San Marzano. 78 days.
$ 6.00


Large, classic tomato. Indeterminate. 78 days.
$ 6.00

Black Cherry

Purple Brown great tasting cherry tomatoes. Indeterminate. 64 days.
$ 6.00


Cold tolerant. Ripens throughout the summer. Indeterminate. 60-65 days
$ 6.00

Beaverlodge 6806

Early, productive, and small plant. Good for hanging basket or patio. Determinate. 55 days
$ 6.00

Yellow Pear

Yellow, pear shaped, 1-2 inch tomatoes. Indeterminate. 75-80 days.
$ 6.00


Very early determinate tomato that is short with smaller orange-red fruit. 55 days.
$ 6.00

Winter Squash


A winter squash that yields many yellow one pound fruits with green or orange stripes. Wonderful when sliced, seasoned, and baked. They last well into winter for us.
$ 6.00

Howden Pumpkin

Classic large Jack-o’- lantern carving pumpkin. Depending on location can yield 2-6 deep orange regular shaped 20-30 lb pumpkins per plant.
$ 6.00

Sweet Meat

A northwest favorite. Pale green outside, deep orange inside. Can get to be quite large. The flesh is so dense you almost need a saw!
$ 6.00

Burgess Buttercup

Not the prettiest squash with its thick neck and dark exterior, but the soup we make with the deep orange flesh is great!
$ 6.00

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

This was our harvest without any special care. But these are famous for becoming enormous several hundred pound beasts if you follow the right recipe.
$ 6.00

Waltham Butternut

$ 6.00


$ 6.00

Red Kuri Kabocha

$ 6.00

Summer Squash

Italian Ribbed Zucchini

We grow this one every year. Zucchini bread, parmesan slices, stir fry. We can eat it almost as fast as it grows.
$ 6.00

FordHook Zucchini

Compared to the Italian Ribbed (shown underneath), the Fordhook is a more traditional large, green Zucchini.
$ 6.00

Crookneck Yellow

$ 6.00

Sunburst Patty Pan

$ 6.00

Melon & Cucumber

Arava Melon

Given enough sun, these melons will ripen well on Lopez. Green, aromatic, and sweet. Easy to tell when their ripe because the exterior turns yellow. We dice it and freeze it and make melon smoothies in the winter.
$ 6.00

Marketmore Cucumber

Produces a huge number of slicing cucumbers from mid to late summer.
$ 6.00