Vegetable, Herb, and Flower seedlings
for your home garden
As we continue to follow the progression of COVID-19, we plan to take special precautions during our sale season this spring. Our greenhouses remain closed to foot traffic, but we are once again accepting online orders and our plants are available in an outdoor environment for on-site browisng.

Check our new COVID-19 UPDATE page for the latest information.

As a small family and friend run business, we are doing our best to serve as many of our customers as possible to the fullest satisfaction we can provide. Thank you for your patience.

"In almost every garden, the the land is made better and so is the gardener."
—Robert Rodale

We will be open for business Friday, May 1 - Sunday, June 7 2020.

Spring is finally on its way! We're busy sowing seeds and getting ready
for opening day; so it's time to start dreaming of juicy tomatoes,
spicy peppers, and fragrant herbs fresh from your home garden.

Our 2020 plant list is now available. We'll see you soon!
Jim & Pat Bono

30 Columbus Jobstown Road
Columbus NJ 08022


When midlife crisis strikes, some people dream of world travel or shiny new sports cars. For inexplicable reasons Jim Bono dreamed of a farm. Twenty five years later and against all odds, Wishing Star Farm has become a grower of choice for home gardeners in Central/South Jersey. By providing a wide variety of vegetable, culinary herb, and selected flower seedlings, Jim and his family have developed an ever growing following of down and dirty cultivators, backyard horticulturists, and enthusiastic experimenters who come swarming back every spring to disturb the peace and quiet of our farmstead. We should really stop putting out signs.

If, however, you feel you might be one of those aforementioned gardeners interested in starting off your little plot of soil the right way with thriving and hardy seedlings, then we humbly suggest you peruse the About Us section to learn how our business operates. First time visitors will definitely want to check this out. If you’re an old pro and you know what you’re looking for, head over to Our Plants to download the updated version of our plant listing and email your completed order form back to us at

Thank you to all our customers for choosing us over the abundance of garden centers and chain stores in the region, and welcome to Wishing Star Farm.

 -The Bono Family