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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #60 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/

I'd also like to put in a good word for http://www.victoryseeds.com/ as I've had great luck with them the past couple years.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2010, 08:20:57 AM »
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High Mowing
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High mowing now offers a discount through the Members Support Brigade!

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #62 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

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #63 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/

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) 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!

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #64 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

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #65 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #66 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #67 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

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #68 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/     

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/   

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #69 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?

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #70 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/

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

Other companies we've been dealing with or considering dealing with for fruit/nuts/herbs:
http://www.noursefarms.com/
http://www.gardensoyvey.com/
http://www.soonerplantfarm.com/
http://www.forestfarm.com/
http://www.horizonherbs.com/
http://www.usefulplants.org/

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #71 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #72 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?

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #73 on: April 25, 2012, 08:42:19 PM »
FREE Heirloom Seed Exchange / Swap

http://www.heirloomseedswap.com/


Edit: Yep, just noticed this is also linked from TSP home page  :-[   LOL
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 08:49:12 PM by sylvan »

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #74 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. 

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« Reply #75 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.

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Re: Seed Company Reviews
« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2013, 09:24:53 AM »
This is where I buy mine from.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

 
http://rareseeds.com/

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #77 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

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #78 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #79 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/ 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #80 on: February 04, 2014, 06:37:27 PM »
post to bring this up to eye level since it's time to start ordering seeds

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #81 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. :)
 

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #82 on: May 13, 2014, 07:21:36 AM »
I ordered some seeds from http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/ this year. Most have germinated well, we'll see how production goes later this year.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #83 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.
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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #84 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  >:(



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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #85 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 

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #86 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. 

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #87 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #88 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/

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2016, 11:27:35 PM »
post to bring this up to eye level since it's time to start ordering seeds