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Title: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: spartan on September 20, 2008, 08:57:42 AM
Here are links to companies I deal with regularly and have had good experiences with:

Johnny's Select Seeds: http://www.johnnyseeds.com/ (http://www.johnnyseeds.com/)

I go to Johnny's whenever I need seeds in any quantity, such as bush peas for a cover crop.  You can order anywhere from mini packets, containing a few for sampling, up to multiple pounds or million seed packs.

Pinetree Garden Seeds: http://www.superseeds.com/ (http://www.superseeds.com/)

This is my general go to company.  They have a nice variety for the homestead gardner, are easy to deal with, and ship fast.

Seeds of Change:http://www.seedsofchange.com/ (http://www.seedsofchange.com/)

This is my best source to get open pollinating non-hybrid heirloom seeds. 
Title: Re: Plant and Seed companies
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on September 23, 2008, 02:10:33 PM
Here are a couple of companies that I use quite a bit. 

Baker Creek Seed Company is sort of local to me.  They're about 2 hours west of me & they are located in Mansfield Missouri.

http://rareseeds.com/  Jere Gettle has a passion for all things heirloom.  He's a leader in the fight for non-GMO food.  He does good things & if you're ever near Mansfield when one of their festivals is occurring I encourage you to check it out.  It's great Ozarks fun & you just might learn a thing or two about heirloom seeds.  Lots of resources on the site as well, give it a look.

Seed Saver's Exchange is one of the biggest & oldest around doing the heirloom seed thing.  They're an invaluable resource for anything heirloom seed related.

http://www.seedsavers.org/

Both sites have lots to offer the heirloom gardener. 
Title: Re: Plant and Seed companies
Post by: dragonart on October 15, 2008, 07:11:07 AM
Come on guys keep them coming, just lined up a good friend and 20 acres to garden next year.  No more trips to Bruno's for me.

Swamp

I use www.jungseed.com, they're pretty good!
Title: 18 Excellent Garden and Seed Catalog - All Free
Post by: ModernSurvival on November 09, 2008, 12:43:01 PM
OK winter and cabin fever are on the way for many.  I did a bunch recently on winter gardening.  For your reading and sourcing pleasure here is my exhaustive list of great free seed and garden catalogs.

1.   Harris Seeds - http://www.harrisseeds.com/storefront/PGCatalogRequest.aspx

2.   Burpee Seeds - http://www.burpee.com/ancillary/catalogrequest.do

3.   Park Seeds - http://www.parkseed.com/gardening/Park/MP.CatalogRequest

4.   Thompson and Morgan - http://www.tmseeds.com/catalog-request.html

5.   Gourmet Seed Company - http://www.gourmetseed.com/category/gourmet_seed.catalog_request  (you have to send an email request for this one no form on the page)

6.   The Cook’s Garden - http://www.cooksgarden.com/inforequest.asp

7.   Johnny’s Seeds - https://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog/HGCatalog.aspx

8.   Henry Fields - http://henryfields.com/catalog_request_qas.asp

9.   Spring Hill Nursery - http://springhillnursery.com/catalog_request_qas.asp

10.   Gurney’s - http://gurneys.com/catalog_request_qas.asp

11.   Rain Tree Nursery - http://www.raintreenursery.com/CatalogRequest.cfm (really cool stuff you won’t find in other catalogs.  Fruits, shrubs and trees from North America and all over the world)

12.   High Mowing Organic Seeds - http://www.highmowingseeds.com/organic-seed-catalog.html  (the selection of greens is really impressive with many that will grow in very cold or warm climates)

13.   Baker Creek - http://rareseeds.com/catalog/ (extensive catalog of veggies, all are organic)

14.   Pinetree Garden Seeds - http://www.superseeds.com/catalog.php

15.   D Landreth Seed Company - http://www.landrethseeds.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=5151

16.   Redwood City Seed Company - http://www.lovepeppers.com/catalog.welcome.html

17.   Bountiful Gardens - http://www.bountifulgardens.org/thankyou.asp

18.   Siegers Seed Company - http://www.siegers.com/request_catalog.htm

Feel free to suggest others that you know about.  Oh and if you use firefox you can set up a form profile and order all 18 in about 10 minutes flat.  Merry Early Christmas!  Happy Reading.
Title: Re: 18 Excellent Garden and Seed Catalog - All Free
Post by: ModernSurvival on November 09, 2008, 05:30:47 PM
Here are six more to make it an even two dozen! 

19.  http://www.seedsofchange.com/garden_center/catalog_request.asp  - Seeds of Change, just found them so I don't know much about them other then they sell organic seed.

20.  http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/catalogrequest.htm  - Nichols Garden Nursery

21.  http://www.kitchengardenseeds.com/catreq.html  - Kitchen Garden Seeds

22.  http://www.territorialseed.com/catalog_request  -  Territorial Seed

23. http://www.stokeseeds.com/cgi-bin/StokesSeeds.storefront  - Stokes Seeds

24.  http://www.acnursery.com/acn_catalog.php  - Adams County Nursery
Title: Re: Plant and Seed companies
Post by: backyardgardener on December 01, 2008, 03:34:35 PM
I just ordered seed from: https://www.planetnatural.com/ where I found a lot of heirloom seeds I hadn't seen elsewhere
Seeds of Change is great!
Title: Re: Plant and Seed companies
Post by: Hraz on December 03, 2008, 12:53:36 PM
I'm a big fan of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company http://rareseeds.com/ (http://rareseeds.com/) as well. Great catalog. I'm looking forward to trying a Black Brandywine Tomato in 2009.
Title: Re: Plant and Seed companies
Post by: simpleguy on December 04, 2008, 07:45:49 AM
Try these three.

http://www.territorialseed.com/

http://www.victoryseeds.com/

http://www.gardennursery.com/

Some of these are priced better than others, but the seeds are either organic or open pollinated, not hybrids so you can save the seed.
Title: Re: 18 Excellent Garden and Seed Catalog - All Free
Post by: simpleguy on December 04, 2008, 07:47:37 AM
http://www.victoryseeds.com/

I buy almost religiously through them, fairly priced and open pollinated so you can save seeds.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: meancoyote on December 27, 2008, 10:41:29 PM
This place is my favorite,
http://www.groworganic.com/
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: homegrown on December 29, 2008, 07:22:34 AM
I like: Heirloom Acres Seeds (http://heirloomacresseeds.com/)

The tomatoes that I started from seed here are really incredible.








***Linked it for ya***
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: rainbird on January 05, 2009, 01:49:05 PM
I'm a bit late to this discussion, but I had to add Fedco to the list.

Fedco Seeds ... http://www.fedcoseeds.com/ (http://www.fedcoseeds.com/)

They have four separate divisions -- vegetable seeds, potatoes, trees/shrubs, and bulbs.  They have a strong inclination towards open-pollinated and heirloom varieties, fantastic selection, old-time down-homey catalog info, all that good stuff ... and hands-down, the best prices I've seen, overall.

They are my second favorite seed source, after Seed Savers Exchange.

As long as I'm here, let me also mention--

St. Lawrence Nurseries (http://www.sln.potsdam.ny.us/ (http://www.sln.potsdam.ny.us/))

They have all kinds of fruit trees and shrubs, specializing in cold-climate, short-season areas (Zone 4 and below).  Family business, old-fashioned (pencil-and-paper orders only), very good prices, and take their cold-weather crops very seriously.

Finally, a follow-up comment on the Seed Savers Exchange.  Many people do not realize that SSE is actually a giant membership cooperative.  It is literally a Seed Savers EXCHANGE; with something like 1,000 listed seed-saving members, scattered across the continent, and probably the whole planet.  The seed catalog you get from SSE is just a tiny, tiny subset of the available varieties, and furthermore, it is only a small subset of the varieties actually stored on-site at the SSE home office.  In addition to SSE-central, many of the listed members offer hundreds of varieties themselves, directly available from the members.  Once you join SSE (for $35/year), you get their full catalog, which lists a ridiculous amount of varieties (I'm guessing 20,000+), of vegetable seeds, bulbs, grains, perennial roots, softwood and hardwood cuttings, and every other plant propagation option and variety known to man.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: digger on January 15, 2009, 10:56:13 AM
One place I use for berries, etc is Tradewinds Fruit. Many, many new to me varieties of fruits & veggies to try.

http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/order_fruit_a_l.htm
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: johnnybgood30 on January 19, 2009, 11:12:18 PM
so i really feel stupid can someone please tell me what heirloom seeds are?in short   thank you ~johnny~
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: firetoad on January 19, 2009, 11:49:51 PM
From Seed Savers Exchange (http://www.seedsavers.org):

Quote
What are Heirlooms?

SSE defines an heirloom as any garden plant that has a history of being passed down within a family, just like pieces of heirloom jewelry or furniture. Some companies have tried to create definitions based on date, such as anything older than 50 years.
 
The genetic diversity of the world's food crops is eroding at an unprecedented and accelerating rate. The vegetables and fruits currently being lost are the result of thousands of years of adaptation and selection in diverse ecological niches around the world. Each variety is genetically unique and has developed resistance's to the diseases and pests with which it evolved. Plant breeders use the old varieties to breed resistance into modern crops that are constantly being attacked by rapidly evolving diseases and pests. Without these infusions of genetic diversity, food production is at risk from epidemics and infestations.

Just how dangerous is genetic erosion? The late Jack Harlan, world renowned plant collector who wrote the classic Crops and Man while Professor of Plant Genetics at University of Illinois at Urbana, has written, These resources stand between us and catastrophic starvation on a scale we cannot imagine. In a very real sense, the future of the human race rides on these materials. The line between abundance and disaster is becoming thinner and thinner, and the public is unaware and unconcerned. Must we wait for disaster to be real before we are heard? Will people listen only after it is too late.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Roswell on February 02, 2009, 10:24:07 PM
why is there such a big price difference between some of these places? 
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: fritz_monroe on February 03, 2009, 03:49:05 PM
I didn't see my favorite place listed.  I've bought from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (http://www.southernexposure.com/index.html).  Located in the mid-Atlantic area. 
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: dominored on February 17, 2009, 05:30:23 PM
A great resource for finding obscure seed companies and for getting ratings of companies you may not have dealt with is gardenwatchdog.com (http://gardenwatchdog.com).  If you are thinking of ordering from a new company, check here to see what others are saying about them first.
Title: Re: Plant and Seed companies
Post by: PeaceChicken on February 19, 2009, 07:42:29 AM
Seed Saver's Exchange is one of the biggest & oldest around doing the heirloom seed thing.  They're an invaluable resource for anything heirloom seed related.

http://www.seedsavers.org/

Both sites have lots to offer the heirloom gardener. 

I just ordered from Seed Saver's Exchange, they have a lot of organic seeds and they're all non-GMO (heirlooms are pretty much guaranteed to be, right?) People may want to take note of which companies are non-GMO and/or organic because some on that list are not.

Also, I thought Burpee was owned by Monsanto? Seeds of Change is owned by M&M Mars, in case people want to avoid supporting a big corporation.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Hraz on February 19, 2009, 08:22:11 AM
I know Burpee purchased Cooks Garden a couple of years back.
Title: Re: Plant and Seed companies
Post by: J.R. Morelli on February 19, 2009, 05:54:10 PM
...I thought Burpee was owned by Monsanto? Seeds of Change is owned by M&M Mars, in case people want to avoid supporting a big corporation.

Yeah... have all these others been checked out to see if their subsidiaries or are in any way associated with Monsanto or any other company of questionable conduct? I mean... how would one even check? I'd love to do it myself but I don't really know where to look. I didn't even see any ifo like that on Monsanto's own website and I'm not sure I'd trust a wiki.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Hraz on February 20, 2009, 03:32:21 PM
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2209630714&topic=5481 (http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2209630714&topic=5481)

I found this on the web:

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Rudy Arredondo (Washington, DC) wroteon August 22, 2008 at 1:56pm
Seed Companies & their Relationships w/Monsanto

2008/8/14 Diane Dodge <dianefaydodge@hotmail.com>

FYI from Nick DeMarsh:

Here is an interesting post on Seed companies supplied by Monsanto. If you think it is relevant please pass it on to the growing food and justice listserve.

Recently on a gardening forum in which I participate, a list of various seed companies now owned by Monsanto was posted. I was so shocked to discover Territorial Seeds on the list that I immediately wrote to them to ask if it was true... As it turns out, while Territorial continues to be owned privately, by Tom & Julie Johns, one of their seed suppliers, Seminis, is in fact owned by Monsanto. Over the course of my correspondence with staff from Territorial, they provided me with a list of the seeds currently purchased by Seminis, which I have attached. And I was told that the owners are 'considering' whether or not to continue using Seminis as a vendor.

I'm sending this information out in the hopes that *you'll* consider writing to Territorial Seeds to request they terminate their relationship with Seminis, as well as expressing support for them as a company you'd continue to buy seeds from in the future. I can't express enough how important it is for those of us who are dedicated to food security, and the ongoing availability of good, local, organic produce, to do whatever we can to prevent Monsanto from colonizing our primary sources of seed. Toward that end, I'm also posting the list of companies owned by Monsanto for your
review, in case you find others whose seeds you've bought.

* Territorial Seeds
* Totally Tomato
* Vermont Bean Seed Co.
* Burpee
* Cook's Garden
* Johnny's Seeds
* Earl May Seed
* Gardens Alive
* Lindenberg Seeds
* Mountain Valley Seed
* Park Seed
* T&T Seeds
* Tomato Growers Supply
* Willhite Seed Co.
* Nichol's
* Rupp
* Osborne
* Snow
* Stokes
* Jungs
* R.H. Shumway
* The Vermont Bean Seed Company
* Seeds for the World
* Seymour's Selected Seeds
* HPS
* Roots and Rhizomes
* McClure and Zimmerman Quality Bulb Brokers
* Spring Hill Nurseries
* Breck's Bulbs
* Audubon Workshop
* Flower of the Month Club
* Wayside Gardens
* Park Bulbs
* Park's Countryside Garden

And one final thing: here's a link to another seed company, Fedco, who posted information on their website about their own decision to forgo using Seminis any longer once they had been purchased by Monsanto: http://www.fedcoseeds.com/seeds/monsanto.htm
Fedco Seeds - The Monsanto Debate/Monsanto Buys Seminis

Here's the info for contacting Territorial Seeds:

Territorial Seed Company
Attn: Tom & Julie Johns
PO Box 158
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Phone Orders: 800-626-0866
Fax Orders: 888-657-3131
Customer Service/Gardening Questions: 541-942-9547

Territorial Seed Company Store
20 Palmer Ave
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Phone: 541-942-0510

Customer Service Email
info@territorialseed.com


As always, please feel free to pass this information on freely - our power is in our numbers!
Thanks, Julianne
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: BerserkerPrime on February 20, 2009, 03:39:05 PM
Just recieved and sent in order for Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.  I'm very impressed by catalog and hope the services is as good as the catalog. 

Oh, and thanks for pointing out that Burpee is tied to Mansanto.  I just started an indoor grow project and used some Burpee.....bummer >:(!

Oh well, I'll know better next time.....

BP
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: cajunkraut on February 25, 2009, 08:55:04 AM
Oh well. I ordered the organic/heirloom varieties when given the option. I would have probably gone with Baker Creek, but their catalog came in the day I ordered my seeds from Cook's Garden.

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2209630714&topic=5481 (http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2209630714&topic=5481)

I found this on the web:

Toward that end, I'm also posting the list of companies owned by Monsanto for your
review, in case you find others whose seeds you've bought.

* Territorial Seeds
* Totally Tomato
* Vermont Bean Seed Co.
* Burpee
* Cook's Garden
* Johnny's Seeds
* Earl May Seed

Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: fritz_monroe on February 25, 2009, 09:59:14 AM
Hraz, thanks for bringing this to my attention.  I just discovered Territorial Seeds so have not bought from them.  But I got their catalog and would probably consider them in the future.  But if they continue their dealings with a Monsanto company, I won't be buying from them.  I e-mailed them to ask if this info was true and to let them know that if it is true, I won't be buying from them in the future if they keep dealing with Monsanto.

I'm glad the companies I bought from are not on the list, but that could just mean that the author didn't check them out.  I guess it is time for me to start questioning them about this.

Edit: Just received a reply from my e-mail to Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.  They said that they do have some seed on hand that came from Seminis, but they are no longer getting any of their seed from any of the Monsanto companies.  They volunteered that they stopped buying from Seminis when it was bought by Monsanto.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Hraz on February 25, 2009, 12:18:28 PM
Good move Southern Exposure!
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Nazdreg on February 26, 2009, 08:44:35 PM
Guys, just a heads up.
On Dec.4 2008, I purchased 2 x 100 pack seeds from this website: http://cheapveggieseeds.com/  (they also go under www.getseeds.net) and have been given a complete run-around of stories why I to this day still haven't received anything.... I have really tried to believe their stories, and remaining calm when a sarcastic response was given - bottom line is that I still haven't received anything, and it's now almost 3 months since I placed my order.
Beware  >:(



Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Nazdreg on March 04, 2009, 10:11:45 PM
Right should be right ..... I called the company up last week and barked at them, and I have now received the seeds I ordered 3 months ago - and I must say that the variety is pretty good, not all peppers and beans.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: ebonearth on March 13, 2009, 08:05:24 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know:

Garden's Alive: $20 off a $40 order.
SpringHill Nursery: $20 of free plants, just pay shipping.
Gurney's: $20 a $40 order.

I just ordered 110$ of plants (mostly berry bushes) for only $45 plus shipping.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: amberwolf on March 23, 2009, 03:12:16 PM
This year I did order from Territorial seed, I had no idea they may had anything to do with Monsanto, let me know if you hear anymore on this! Not many seed companies have golden purslane and they did, otherwise I would have went with another company. No worry though, they sprouted very well and their seeds will be fertile this fall.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: LICountryBoy on April 08, 2009, 12:37:10 PM
If I may add my 2 cents.

I did not see this listed, a site that may be of interest is www.artisticgardens.com. I don't know too much about them but
they have 35 cent seed packet samplers and they have a lot of "non-standard" fare. I heard about them from a radio gardening show and figured I would give them a shot. It did take a while to receive the order but it did arrive.
 I just started the seed a couple of days ago so nothing has sprouted as of yet so I have nothing to report.

I figured someone may be looking to try some new varieties for a low cost or get the 35 cent packet and save seeds from the plants for next year.
And I just used a coupon from Garden's Alive for $25. No minimum order and no shipping if the total cost of product and shipping is less than $25.
It pays to get on mailing lists.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: dhallftworth on April 23, 2009, 10:51:55 PM
I just ordered most of the catalogs.... gotta start somewhere.. ???
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: shangrily on May 12, 2009, 02:49:24 PM
i would like to find spores for edible mushrooms that i can order and put on my compost pile. any help?
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: ModernSurvival on May 12, 2009, 02:58:45 PM
i would like to find spores for edible mushrooms that i can order and put on my compost pile. any help?

Not for a compost pile but if you want shrooms this is a good way to go,

http://www.raintreenursery.com/catalog/producttype.cfm?producttype=MUSH
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: shangrily on May 12, 2009, 08:23:50 PM
Not for a compost pile but if you want shrooms this is a good way to go,

http://www.raintreenursery.com/catalog/producttype.cfm?producttype=MUSH
thanks i might get some of those. might add some good flavors to some dishes i make
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: LICountryBoy on May 20, 2009, 11:53:56 AM
To follow up on the Artistic Garden seeds that I purchased and started.
The seeds I did start had a close to 100% germination rate and are going strong.
I started a couple types of lettuce, broccoli and 2 other types that elude me right now.
I've been waiting for the unusually cool weather to subside before I move too many of my plants outside.
The lettuces are fine, along with the broccoli. I was worried about a frost. We dipped into the 30s a few nights.

Right now, we are up to 80 degrees in the big city.



So far so good. And at 35 cents for a sample pack, may make sense for someone wanting small quantities or to sample.

More info as it becomes available.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: “Mark” on May 21, 2009, 11:17:24 AM
http://www.westcoastseeds.com/ (BC)

I hear a lot of good things about them. They have a lot of heirloom varieties.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: LvsChant on June 17, 2009, 02:05:01 PM
Is it possible to grow garlic from bulbs bought at the grocery store? Just wondering since I am hoping to plant some this fall...
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: patrat on June 30, 2009, 11:58:29 PM
Is it possible to grow garlic from bulbs bought at the grocery store? Just wondering since I am hoping to plant some this fall...

They will definitely grow, I have several growing nicely along the fenceline. Too early to tell whether or not they will produce more garlic of edible quality.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: minimalist on August 25, 2009, 11:34:43 AM
Not for a compost pile but if you want shrooms this is a good way to go,

http://www.raintreenursery.com/catalog/producttype.cfm?producttype=MUSH (http://www.raintreenursery.com/catalog/producttype.cfm?producttype=MUSH)

I've looked at these mushroom dowels before, and do you know how long these will last? If the dowels could be stored long-term, it seems like it might be worth keeping along with other seed storage.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Hraz on September 18, 2009, 08:36:27 PM
I've never ordered from them, but it looks worth a try next year:

http://www.pynesfarms.com/servlet/StoreFront (http://www.pynesfarms.com/servlet/StoreFront)
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Ann on December 01, 2009, 08:56:07 AM
http://www.botanicalinterests.com/store/index_index.php (http://www.botanicalinterests.com/store/index_index.php)

Just found this through High Country Gardens.  They specialize in xeriscape plants, but the company has a link for your zone map and the downloadable pdf for their seeds is really cool!
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Ann on December 02, 2009, 10:12:52 AM
Just fyi about Territorial Seeds...they just pissed me off.

Jack talked about growing your own tea.  TS said that they can't ship tea to TX.  I called Texas AG, and gave them the scientific name...they said it is not prohibited in the state.  I double checked the TX AG website, and found the same thing.

I went so far as to give them both the website to check, and the phone number of the person I talked to at the state.

I told them they are obviously NOT interested in my business.

grrrrrrrrrrr  >:(
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Ann on December 18, 2009, 09:13:44 AM
http://www.botanicalinterests.com/store/index_index.php (http://www.botanicalinterests.com/store/index_index.php)

Just found this through High Country Gardens.  They specialize in xeriscape plants, but the company has a link for your zone map and the downloadable pdf for their seeds is really cool!

Just re-read my own post, and realized the way this came out...
HCG specializes in xeriscape plants.
Botanical Interests specializes in non-GMO and heirloom seeds.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Dr. Horrible on December 18, 2009, 10:17:18 AM
Stark Brothers (http://www.starkbros.com/) came highly recommended to me for fruit trees and plants. I'm planning to try them out shortly for my dwarf peach trees; I'll let y'all know.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Kellib on December 30, 2009, 07:21:53 AM
I just ordered seeds from this resource. I had some questions and called costumer service, I am very happy to report that I talked directly to a horticulturalist and he was very helpful

http://www.parkseed.com/gardening/GP/homepage/page1 (http://www.parkseed.com/gardening/GP/homepage/page1)
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Dr. Horrible on January 13, 2010, 11:55:46 AM
Stark Brothers (http://www.starkbros.com/) came highly recommended to me for fruit trees and plants. I'm planning to try them out shortly for my dwarf peach trees; I'll let y'all know.
Update: Stark Bros is owned by the same umbrella company as Gurney's and Henry Field's - all of which are owned by Monsanto.

Anyone know a less evil provider of peach trees?
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Roswell on January 13, 2010, 01:09:30 PM
Raintree has a good selection of pretty much anything.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Hraz on January 13, 2010, 10:05:12 PM
Quote
Update: Stark Bros is owned by the same umbrella company as Gurney's and Henry Field's - all of which are owned by Monsanto.


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Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: fritz_monroe on January 14, 2010, 11:01:55 AM
Update: Stark Bros is owned by the same umbrella company as Gurney's and Henry Field's - all of which are owned by Monsanto.

Anyone know a less evil provider of peach trees?

You sure about this one?  I'm doing some research to try to find out which companies Monsanto owns.  At the bottom of the Gurney's page, it says the copyright holder is Scarlet Tanager LLC.  Now that could be a company owned by Monsanto, but I'm not sure about that.

As for a less evil provider, have you checked out Adams County Nursery (http://acnursery.com/)?  They are out of Adams County, PA.  I haven't dealt with them yet, but will probably be buying from them later in the year.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: fritz_monroe on January 15, 2010, 04:59:27 AM
Ok, I contacted Gurney's and they reported that they are owned by Gardens Alive.  I contacted Gardens Alive and they told me that:

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Gardens Alive is an independent entity and it is not controlled by Monsanto.

I asked for a list of who they owned and here's who falls under the Gardens Alive umbrella.

1. Audubon Workshop
2. New Holland Bulb
3. Spring Hill Nurseries
4. Gurneys
5. Henry Field's
6. Brecks
7. Michigan Bulb
8. Bits & Pieces
9. Paragon
10. Spilsbury
11. Touch stone
12. Thomson & Morgan
13. Images of America

So any of these are not controlled by Monsanto.

This pleases me since I would like to take advantage of their current discounts.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: LICountryBoy on January 15, 2010, 06:00:15 AM
I believe that the confusion comes from the fact that some of these companies
buy some, not all, of their seed from a Monsanto owned company, Seminis.

I know Territorial used to get some of their seed from Seminis but they were phasing them out and provided a list of what seeds
were from Seminis. I don't know if they have completely stopped at this time.

I found a link a link that looks to have some good info about what seeds are Seminis aka Monsanto's
http://seedsandseedsaving.blogspot.com/ (http://seedsandseedsaving.blogspot.com/)

Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: fritz_monroe on January 15, 2010, 06:44:38 AM
I know Territorial used to get some of their seed from Seminis but they were phasing them out and provided a list of what seeds
were from Seminis. I don't know if they have completely stopped at this time.

They have not completely phased out the seeds they get from Seminis.  I contacted them yesterday and they said they are actively trying to get away from Seminis.  They also provided a list of all the seeds they currently get from Seminis. 
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: LICountryBoy on January 15, 2010, 08:03:45 AM
Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: LvsChant on January 15, 2010, 06:39:48 PM
Looks like I did pretty well... only got onions that may be from semimi
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Old_Grey_Mare on January 16, 2010, 12:48:36 PM
I didn't see one of my favorite seed companies mentioned:
Heirloom Seeds
http://www.heirloomseeds.com/ (http://www.heirloomseeds.com/)

I have ordered from them many times and had good luck. They carry a lot of varieties and have some nice downloadable planting schedules & germination tables.

Oops I see they aren't taking any more orders right now.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: LvsChant on January 16, 2010, 09:26:59 PM
When I checked out their site, it looks like you can place orders online. It looks like they just aren't taking phone or fax orders anymore...
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Hraz on January 20, 2010, 09:03:42 PM
Edible and Ornamental Fruiting Plants from Logee's:

https://www.logees.com/products.asp?dept=166 (https://www.logees.com/products.asp?dept=166)
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Stein on January 22, 2010, 09:56:42 AM
I used to use Seeds of Change until they were bought out.  I would rather support a little guy, so I now go with High Mowing since they had the courage to sue the FDA and Monsanto and win.

My backup source is Seed Saver's Exchange.  I had to call in twice to fix some things and they were incredibly helpful and friendly.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Hraz on January 23, 2010, 10:31:14 PM
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High Mowing
Stein, great source! Thanks.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: chrisdm8 on January 31, 2010, 01:01:10 PM
One I didn't see in the thread yet ... I've gotten some grains from them. Also some good reading.
http://www.seedforsecurity.com/ (http://www.seedforsecurity.com/)

I'd also like to put in a good word for http://www.victoryseeds.com/ (http://www.victoryseeds.com/) as I've had great luck with them the past couple years.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Roswell on February 01, 2010, 08:20:57 AM
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High Mowing
Stein, great source! Thanks.

High mowing now offers a discount through the Members Support Brigade!
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: nimzy88 on February 03, 2010, 03:41:39 PM
Does anyone know of any tree catalogs that has some exotics such as an avacado tree, I've been having trouble finding one. Thanks
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Crispy Critter on March 02, 2010, 07:25:28 AM
I didn't see one of my favorite seed companies mentioned:
Heirloom Seeds
http://www.heirloomseeds.com/ (http://www.heirloomseeds.com/)

I have ordered from them many times and had good luck. They carry a lot of varieties and have some nice downloadable planting schedules & germination tables.

Oops I see they aren't taking any more orders right now.

Heirloom Seeds will, apparently, resume taking seed orders in April 2010.

I have had great success with the Complete Garden Package #1 (link- http://www.heirloomseeds.com/complete.html (http://www.heirloomseeds.com/complete.html)) sold by Heirloom Seeds (171 flower, herb and veggie seed envelopes; I chose the optional packaging - sealed in an airtight bag with moisture absorber). I bought my first package in 2005 and am still planting seed from that package (germination rates have only dropped from ~100% to ~92% in four years from that seed bank which is kept in the refrigerator at all times. Of course, germination rates differ between seed types and sizes, but I am ecstatic at the continued successful germination rates from these now five-year-old seeds.) Heirloom Seeds claims that the sealed package should be good for three years. My experience has already exceeded that estimate.

I purchased two of these packages two years apart, so my need for garden seeds has been reduced to hard-to-find varieties only. Once I join Seed Savers Exchange, I don't expect to shell out Federal Reserve Notes for any more seeds again. Now that's priceless!
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: minimalist on March 14, 2010, 10:22:21 PM
I ordered some cans of storage garden seeds from Shelf Reliance/Thrive back in the fall and they were finally delivered this week. I guess they had been out of stock over the winter. Anyway, the cans are still available on their website for $37, and there are some decent discount coupons floating around out there so if you want to pick up some long term storage seed fairly inexpensively, that is a good option. The seeds are non-hybrid so the seeds from can be saved year to year.

http://www.shelfreliance.com/garden-vegetable-seeds-1.html (http://www.shelfreliance.com/garden-vegetable-seeds-1.html)
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Tiretool on March 16, 2010, 12:59:12 PM
Hello all,
 I looked at heirloomseeds.com site and they claim to be a family run business. Does anyone have info to support that they are not affiliated with big agri (ie Monsanto) ? Family run and family owned can be 2 different things.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: fritz_monroe on March 16, 2010, 02:43:36 PM
Contact them and ask.  I've found that any seed sources that I've contacted have been very open about who their parent company is.  You may want to ask if they get their seed from Seminis as well.  That's one of the biggest seed suppliers on the planet and was bought a couple years ago by Monsanto.  They will likely send you a list of the seeds that they get from Seminis.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Orion53 on May 07, 2010, 12:31:46 PM
I recently stumbled on these guys while looking for grain amaranth.  Amazing selection of Native American corn and beans.  These seeds are probably especially suited for the South and Southwest.  I just ordered, so will follow up on service.

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Native Seeds/SEARCH (Southwestern Endangered Aridlands Resource Clearing House) conserves, distributes, and documents the adapted and diverse varieties of agricultural seeds, their wild relatives and the role these seeds play in cultures of the American Southwest and Northwest Mexico.

http://www.nativeseeds.org/about (http://www.nativeseeds.org/about)
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: kryptiea on May 10, 2010, 09:40:44 PM
Ok here are two links to good stuff
mountain valley seed co. Good wholesale bulk seeds
http://www.mvseeds.com/ (http://www.mvseeds.com/)     

Food grade Diatomaceous earth -- this is a great thing to have as a cure for alot of pests both external and internal the duster they sell is great
http://www.earthworkshealth.com/ (http://www.earthworkshealth.com/)   
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: dwhoppy on October 11, 2010, 08:29:55 PM
Thanks for all the great replies. I have learned so much from this forrum. I have also learned a great deal from the few seed catalogs I have. What are some of the better catalogs to learn from?
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: summer98 on January 25, 2011, 05:48:35 AM
They've been mentioned before, but our favorite suppliers are Bountiful Gardens, Baker Creek, and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.

We also love to check out various companies on Dave's Garden. http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/ (http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/)

THE best place, bar none, we've found for fruit trees -at least apple trees -is Big Horse Creek Farm in North Carolina. It's run by a couple whose goal is to save and pass along heirloom apple trees. They have literally hundreds of varieties and costs are quite reasonable -$20 per tree, plus $5 per shipping. Unfortunately, you have to order by March of the year you want the trees. They actually custom graft all the stock onto a rootstock of your choice (also a plus). Check them out here: http://www.bighorsecreekfarm.com/bighorsecreekf/default.htm (http://www.bighorsecreekfarm.com/bighorsecreekf/default.htm)

Other companies we've been dealing with or considering dealing with for fruit/nuts/herbs:
http://www.noursefarms.com/ (http://www.noursefarms.com/)
http://www.gardensoyvey.com/ (http://www.gardensoyvey.com/)
http://www.soonerplantfarm.com/ (http://www.soonerplantfarm.com/)
http://www.forestfarm.com/ (http://www.forestfarm.com/)
http://www.horizonherbs.com/ (http://www.horizonherbs.com/)
http://www.usefulplants.org/ (http://www.usefulplants.org/)
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: tashmuit on January 27, 2012, 11:36:44 AM
Yo Fun Seekers
Re:  Seed Suppliers

I have an organic market garden on Cape Cod.  I have been supplying several restaurants and markets
for four years, and practically live off the rest of what I grow.  I grow mostly pre-1900 heirlooms.  I have
been dealing with FEDCO seeds (Waterville, Maine) exclusively, and only use other suppliers when what
I want/need is unavailable there.  I first ordered from Johnny's in 1976 and used them for several years,
primarily because they specialized in cold-resistant varieties.  I have watched Johnny's turn into a major
supplier.  However, FEDCO appears to be far less "slick" and far less expensive.  They have a network of
independent seed growers that are on the cutting edge.  For example, they offer Painted Mountain corn
(organic seed), a dent corn which has been developed for 37 years by Montana grower Dave Christensen
from 80 strains of native American corn . . . let me quote the catalog:  ". . . Contains vivid golds, oranges,
reds and purples, about every shade of color known to corn.  High in anthrocyanins.  Bred to withstand
high winds, cold temperatures, intense heat and drought, and to survive global warming.  Painted
Mountain grows where no other corn can.  MT (organic) certified."  This is the kind of network I'm talking
about.  FEDCO offers far more of this kind of botanical "cutting edge stuff".  Their catalog is a non-glossy
newsprint booklet that avoids the photo-hyped, agri-porn, breathless text of most suppliers - no luscious
glossy blow-ups of beckoning veggies in living color here (which BTW you pay for).  I truly appreciate their
including comments from growers re: appearance, disease-resistance, idiosyncratic traits, origins, etc. in
the descriptions of plants.  The catalog is a cornucopia of straight-up info from people committed to quality. 
FEDCO is a coop and, being quasi-commercial, doesn't emphasize the greedy capitalist pig side of things. 
It's not about the money.  FEDCO offers mostly MOGFA (Maine Organic Farmers Association) seed and a
vast listing of mostly open-pollinated, heirloom seeds and potatoes, herbs, flowers, and trees.  If you don't
know about FEDCO, it's about time you did.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: caverdude on February 05, 2012, 06:16:12 PM
who has sugar cane seeds? I see a lot of sorghum but not sugar cane and I hear they are indeed different plants. I guess sugar cane makes seed heads like sorghum?
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: sylvan on April 25, 2012, 08:42:19 PM
FREE Heirloom Seed Exchange / Swap

http://www.heirloomseedswap.com/ (http://www.heirloomseedswap.com/)

Edit: Yep, just noticed this is also linked from TSP home page  :-[   LOL
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: PorcupineKate on August 31, 2012, 04:47:55 PM
Yo Fun Seekers
Re:  Seed Suppliers

I have an organic market garden on Cape Cod.  I have been supplying several restaurants and markets
for four years, and practically live off the rest of what I grow.  I grow mostly pre-1900 heirlooms.  I have
been dealing with FEDCO seeds (Waterville, Maine) exclusively, and only use other suppliers when what
I want/need is unavailable there.  I first ordered from Johnny's in 1976 and used them for several years,
primarily because they specialized in cold-resistant varieties.  I have watched Johnny's turn into a major
supplier.  However, FEDCO appears to be far less "slick" and far less expensive.  They have a network of
independent seed growers that are on the cutting edge.  For example, they offer Painted Mountain corn
(organic seed), a dent corn which has been developed for 37 years by Montana grower Dave Christensen
from 80 strains of native American corn . . . let me quote the catalog:  ". . . Contains vivid golds, oranges,
reds and purples, about every shade of color known to corn.  High in anthrocyanins.  Bred to withstand
high winds, cold temperatures, intense heat and drought, and to survive global warming.  Painted
Mountain grows where no other corn can.  MT (organic) certified."  This is the kind of network I'm talking
about.  FEDCO offers far more of this kind of botanical "cutting edge stuff".  Their catalog is a non-glossy
newsprint booklet that avoids the photo-hyped, agri-porn, breathless text of most suppliers - no luscious
glossy blow-ups of beckoning veggies in living color here (which BTW you pay for).  I truly appreciate their
including comments from growers re: appearance, disease-resistance, idiosyncratic traits, origins, etc. in
the descriptions of plants.  The catalog is a cornucopia of straight-up info from people committed to quality. 
FEDCO is a coop and, being quasi-commercial, doesn't emphasize the greedy capitalist pig side of things. 
It's not about the money.  FEDCO offers mostly MOGFA (Maine Organic Farmers Association) seed and a
vast listing of mostly open-pollinated, heirloom seeds and potatoes, herbs, flowers, and trees.  If you don't
know about FEDCO, it's about time you did.


I LOVE FEDCO.   

They have volume discounts and various package sizes.  About a dozen or so friends of mine get together and put together a large order together.  Once the seeds come in,  my friend and I sit down and sort them all out.  It takes an afternoon and we save a fortune on seeds. 
Title: Seed Company Reviews
Post by: Glockman1980 on January 06, 2013, 09:06:51 AM
Im not sure if this has been covered in previous posts, but I have had good and bad experiences with different seed companies.  I thought maybe a review forum might be a good thing.  I have used these folks http://www.hearneseed.com/store-closed.php many times to buy cover crop seed and they have great stuff, but their website has been down for a while. I have also used seeds of change http://www.seedsofchange.com/ and their selection is great, although last year my germination rate was literally 0% on a couple items I got from them.  Im not sure if that was my fault or theirs, but I planted a whole row of turnips and not one came up.  I just became a MSB member and used Terroir Seeds http://www.underwoodgardens.com/ for the first time.  I wont be planting till spring, but the service from this company is AMAZING!  I ordered on a sunday night and by tuesday my seeds were here.
Title: Re: Seed Company Reviews
Post by: randelw on January 06, 2013, 09:24:53 AM
This is where I buy mine from.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

 
http://rareseeds.com/
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: ninjashadow76 on February 12, 2013, 09:18:51 PM
Hey all. just wondering if any of you have bought from Terroir seeds (Underwood Gardens)? I heard the podcast when Jack had them on and it sounds like they are doing the right thing. This is my first chat with tsp listeners!  :D
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: trustmrtwo on March 02, 2013, 10:47:16 AM
If any of you are looking into cover crops of planting grazeable forages I've found www.greencoverseed.com to be VERY affordable. Keith is a great guy and they even have a smart mix calculator on their site where you can calculate how many acres you need to plant and how much it will cost per acre and total. Very affordable.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Varginna on September 06, 2013, 12:15:29 PM
I guess that there are few people from Sweden here but if there is I recommend sesam http://www.foreningensesam.se/ (http://www.foreningensesam.se/) it's not a Company but a association who promote people to grow your own seed and some people give away seeds (they have a catalog you can choose from) they are old varieties and so on.
The only thing you have to do to get the catalog is to be a member and to pay the postage of the varieties you want. But I don't Think it would work to order from outside Sweden (but well some people might??) but I'm not supposed to be the only Swedish person here.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: archer on February 04, 2014, 06:37:27 PM
post to bring this up to eye level since it's time to start ordering seeds
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: PorcupineKate on February 08, 2014, 05:52:40 PM
One Of my PDC instructors introduced me to this family owned farm in the Hudson Valley of NY.  They grow their own seeds and have the most beautiful seed packets. 

I have to pick up a few just because they are pretty and grown a few hours away.  They will most likely will be my go to gift seed site.

http://www.seedlibrary.org/art-packs.html

I just found out from a friend I can buy them locally at the tea shop in town. :)
 
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: AvenueQ on May 13, 2014, 07:21:36 AM
I ordered some seeds from http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/ (http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/) this year. Most have germinated well, we'll see how production goes later this year.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Bubafat on June 10, 2014, 09:33:33 PM
Just wanted to give a plug for raintree nursery (previously mentioned). I just got my second order this year from them and impressed both times. First order I got a dud thimbleberry so I emailed them and they shipped me out a replacement right away on their dime...no hassle, no arguing. I think that says a lot about the company.

Good products (quality and selection)
Good prices
Good customer service
Reasonable shipping (it doesn't seem like they gouge)
Ship when they say they will ship (within reason given their business)

I will be ordering again next year!


One company I would not order from again is One Green World nursery (oregon). Quality was not so good and dealing with them was like pulling teeth.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Glockman1980 on May 21, 2015, 05:41:34 AM
Anyone ever order from Trees of antiquity?  Their prices seem a bit steep.  I don't mind paying if it is quality stuff, but I plan on spending enough to get free shipping and if half of the stuff doesn't grow i might get  >:(



"Hey man, there's a beverage here!" -The Dali Lama
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Slick on September 12, 2015, 07:51:39 PM
your talking about plant and seed providers in this forum, I have a question about newfarmsupply.com this is owned by Grant Schultz which by what I can tell is huge in permaculture, he is a teacher and speaks at Permaculture voices and so forth.. He owns new farm supply which sells a few variety of plants.. The thing is I want to hear some good customer reviews about his website before I spend a bunch of money with him.. I have been listening to Jack for over 5 years and to my best recollection I dont remember if Jack ever had him on the show, so if anyone can give me any reviews about Grant and are you a happy customer. Was his shipping of his plants good did they arrived in good health ect.. Thanks for all your help 
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Gam in VA on October 27, 2015, 06:54:55 AM
A good company that specializes in seeds for plants used in Asian foods and medicine is Kitagawa seed, located in San Francisco, I believe.  I have my catalog elsewhere but am pretty sure it is www.kitagawaseed.com or such.  I've used them before for some Asian greens and radishes and had good outcomes. 
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: jerseyboy on December 29, 2015, 09:51:56 PM
The ole Burpee catalog came today as well as one from Territorial Seed Company (don't know how they got my name).

When I searched for a thread, I found this one. If you haven't read this thread before, here is a bump, there are some great links in here.

Happy seed shopping.

Jerseyboy
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: PorcupineKate on December 31, 2015, 09:53:44 AM
Jerseyboy.   I would check out Hudson Valley Seed Library.  The seed is all grown in NY and surrounding areas and everything I have tried from them has done really well.

http://www.seedlibrary.org/
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: archer on January 31, 2016, 11:27:35 PM
post to bring this up to eye level since it's time to start ordering seeds
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: justin451 on August 17, 2016, 11:59:20 AM
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2209630714&topic=5481 (http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2209630714&topic=5481)

I found this on the web:
...
* Johnny's Seeds

I was surprised Johnny's was on that list. I am going to try to find a new supplier. Thanks!
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: redrider on December 27, 2017, 12:41:25 PM
Any new suppliers to try this year?

I know Bountiful Gardens is out of the seed business, any other news before I make my picks?

Thanks,

rr
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: CharlesH on December 27, 2017, 01:57:03 PM
Last couple years I’ve been using anniesheirloomseeds.com . They and I are both in Michigan which is why I like them.  Their selection is more than adequate for my needs.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: __33w__ on July 28, 2019, 11:27:44 AM
@CharlesH - I ordered from Annie's as well this year.  I'm in Michigan as well and the seeds are doing quite well.  Bought a couple things from High Mowing and local places too (couldn't help myself).  Just wanted to add a +1 for Annie's.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: CharlesH on July 28, 2019, 02:38:48 PM
Great!  I still like them, too.  This year’s garden has been a bit smaller than my norm.  I only focused on stuff that either just tastes better when grown by me, or was too hard to find at local farmers markets in the quantities I need.  I have tons of San Marzano tomatoes for saucing, lots of basil for pesto, and okra because it’s not as common in our area.  I also did cayenne, watermelon, edamame, and pumpkin.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Stwood on July 28, 2019, 05:34:33 PM
  I have tons of San Marzano tomatoes for saucing, lots of basil for pesto, and okra because it’s not as common in our area. 

Tell me about those. I haven't heard of them.
I usually plant 4-5 varieties, and have determined to settle down to 2 main ones, Early Girl and Abe Lincoln.
I also want to try a revived seed that has came back, a Missouri seed named Ivan.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: CharlesH on July 28, 2019, 07:09:13 PM
Tell me about those. I haven't heard of them.
 
Technically I guess I should say that I’m growing seeds of San Marzano tomatoes.  The tomatoes are like Scotch, if they don’t come from San Marzano Italy they technically aren’t San Marzano tomatoes.  That said, you can find the seeds easily enough.
 
They are a plum tomato and each plant tends to thrown off tons of fruit for me.  As raw tomatoes they are nothing special.  Kind of bland in fact.  But the skins come off easily, they don’t have a ton of seeds, and I think they make a great sauce (A tad sweeter than others).  I’ve heard they are less acidic but the sauce has always canned up well for me without added lemon or vinegar.  That said, I haven’t looked into the acidity for water canning issue, so maybe I should check Ball to make sure I’m being safe.
 
I like them for the prolific amount of fruit they produce and the sweet sauce.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Stwood on July 28, 2019, 10:22:51 PM
Ok thanks. I may look into those. Determinate?

Some of my secondary I planted this year as a backup was Amish Paste. So far, I'm not impressed with them. Indeterminate, has some crazy long vines, poor flowering for the amount of vine. And the aphids and horn worms love them, more than the other varieties. But they are just at the *just a few* picking stage, so it may change.

I planted 8 Mortgage Lifters as a trial also. Huge heirloom tomatoes. But as usual, always has that dark, hard streak on the bottom side like some heirlooms do. Hard to get a full tomato after it's sliced/cut up.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: CharlesH on July 29, 2019, 04:55:32 AM
Indeterminate, but they do not vine out all over the place like an Amish Paste.  I use cheap tomato cages and the plants rarely challenge them.  And while I do consider them indeterminate, they do have a big flush of fruit at one time and much less fruit before and after.  But I do generally keep them in the freezer until I have all I need for the next year’s sauce.  Then thaw them (I’m not a fanatic about getting skins off, but freeze and thaw does make that easier), pulp them, and cook them down about 50%.
Title: Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
Post by: Stwood on July 29, 2019, 10:22:54 AM
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Thanks

Steve