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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #30 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2009, 10:51:55 PM »
I just ordered most of the catalogs.... gotta start somewhere.. ???

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #32 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?

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #33 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

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #34 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

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #35 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #36 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #37 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...

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #38 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #39 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

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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #40 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

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2009, 08:56:07 AM »
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!

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #42 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  >:(

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2009, 09:13:44 AM »
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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2009, 10:17:18 AM »
Stark Brothers 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #45 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

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2010, 11:55:46 AM »
Stark Brothers 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?

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2010, 01:09:30 PM »
Raintree has a good selection of pretty much anything.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2010, 10:05:12 PM »
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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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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #49 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?  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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #50 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #51 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/


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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #52 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. 

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2010, 08:03:45 AM »
Thanks for the update.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2010, 06:39:48 PM »
Looks like I did pretty well... only got onions that may be from semimi

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #55 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/

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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #56 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...

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2010, 09:03:42 PM »
Edible and Ornamental Fruiting Plants from Logee's:

https://www.logees.com/products.asp?dept=166

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #58 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.

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Re: Merged Topics: Plant & Seed Resources: Catalogs & Suppliers
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2010, 10:31:14 PM »
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High Mowing
Stein, great source! Thanks.