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meadow lark

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Seed companies for new garden?
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:45:00 PM »
Any suggestions of particularly great ones?
 I just placed an order at www.bountifulgardens.org for a few things.  They are closing so they have a 15% off sale (most seed packets are $2.13) and they have some rare things.

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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 12:54:49 PM »
I like Seed Savers, though I am frequently more ambitious in the buying than the actual planting...


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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 01:06:24 PM »
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meadow lark

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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 02:21:04 PM »
I just made a wish list on rareseeds.com.
I want ALL THE SEEDS.

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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 03:13:52 PM »
Www.artisticgardens.com. Sample size packets for $.40. I just bought 14 types, and it was $10 something (that included the flat rate shipping of $4.50)
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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 06:19:36 PM »
I like urban farmer seeds. Www.ufseeds.com they have a lot of heirloom seeds so you can collect the seeds from your harvest and plant next year. Small packets are $2.00 and shipping is reasonable.

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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 07:36:51 PM »
Baker Creek x 1,000,000

The day their catalog arrives is one of my favorite days of the year. It's the only print catalog/magazine I purchase and I page through it endlessly during -10F dark February mornings.

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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 08:19:11 PM »
High Mowing Seeds
Lots of good information on the varieties of each veg/plant to help you choose.  Higher germionation rates than the standard seeds at the hardware store.

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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 08:34:06 AM »
I'm a West Coast Seeds groupie.

All this seed talk has he me suddenly thinking of Spring. :)


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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 11:08:27 AM »
High Mowing Seeds
Lots of good information on the varieties of each veg/plant to help you choose.  Higher germionation rates than the standard seeds at the hardware store.
OOH yes, I love their packets!

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Re: Seed companies for new garden?
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 08:31:22 PM »
I have a lot of favorites, which I break into two categories: Region specific to the Maritime Pacific Northwest, and everything else.

My favorite seed companies:

I have ordered from all of these companies, and I really enjoy growing with their seeds. They have a lot of variety between them, and have some really cool stuff. They are all a little different, ranging from companies selling mainly to small farms to companies devoted to promoting genetic diversity.

https://www.adaptiveseeds.com/
https://uprisingorganics.com/
http://www.territorialseed.com/
https://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/
https://www.westcoastseeds.com
http://www.osborneseed.com/

Non-regional seed companies, that Iíve either ordered from, or heard good personal reviews about. Again, they have some really cool stuff.

https://www.fedcoseeds.com
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/
https://www.rareseeds.com/
http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/pages/seed_catalog.html
https://www.seedsavers.org/