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shortleaf

shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2011
1:21 PM

Post #8295747

Does anybody have any good links they can share to any kind of seed sites, even if they only deal in tomatoes, tomatoes are good.
I like www.seedrack.com myself, but I know there is more, (I put 19 plants there on my wishlist yesterday..lol).
What are you guy's favorite seed sites?
Will

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8295906

I am not fan of this site! I did brought one time and never grewing from the seeds again... Don't buy this company cause it not 100% of seeds grow...

This message was edited Jan 6, 2011 4:27 PM

shortleaf

shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8296066

Eeeek! I have only ordered from seedrack one other time, the 3 pkgs. of seeds grew alright for me. It was just some Catnip and some Irish Moss. I like looking at they're pretty good assortment of tropical plants, like Palm trees. I called them one time and talked to a guy, he was kinda a wisenheimer, he turned out to be correct and he let me know it! I just wanted to tell someone there I couldn't believe they would ship the Catnip seeds in the cold.
But, I didn't realize how hardy they were, so that was my bad.
I haven't really had any bad experiences with mail-order plants yet. I think my expectations are so low already on mail-order stuff that I'm not easily disappointed there.
Now, last year when I ordered all the ornamental grasses from Bluestem.ca in Canada,
I was sorely surprised at what they sent. They substituted nearly everything that I ordered. I think what some online companies will do, unfortunately, is take the order, (and you're money), knowing that they don't have enuff of the product, and substitute with tiny samplings of that specimen. Theres a saying for that, but it's not coming to me right now..lol
Actually, that didn't turn out too bad because I got more than what I paid for from them, they were just many tiny plugs. They kinda made me look like the cheapskate from heck tho, all the little plugs! It'll just be several years before the grasses are of any size. It kinda gave new meaning to "you gotta start out small!" lol
I think what people oughta do is say, "no substitutions, send my money back".
I was gonna do a negative entry for Bluestem at Garden Watchdog, but in retrospect they really didn't do me that bad, they just deceived me pretty good. They may have even told me, that they might have to substitute or were going to substitute, but I may have just been thinking, "thats just a disclaimer, or they're trying to cover they're derriere just in case".

Wow, quite a few negatives for seedrack.com -
http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/1837/
Eeeek, and I liked Seedrack! I'll be a little more wary now, thanks Rusty.
Will
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8296196

Baker's Creek Heirloom Seeds down in Mansfield, Mo is a good one.

http://rareseeds.com/

Summerhill Seeds is another good one. I've bought there several times. www.summerhillseeds.com

Park seeds has cheap seeds.

This message was edited Jan 6, 2011 7:51 PM
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2011
6:16 PM

Post #8296280

Another one I just saw recommended by another DGer: http://www.botanicalinterests.com/store/shop.php

shortleaf

shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8296283

Thanks Pepper, I signed up at 2 of them tonite!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2011
6:24 PM

Post #8298171

You're welcome!! You can also go into the Watchdog and look up seed sites.

Here are a few more from there:

Sustainable Seed Co. http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/7163/

The Sample Seed Shop: http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/7277/

Wyndemere Seeds http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/7731/

Swallowtail Garden Seeds http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/404/ I'm gonna get a catalog from them if they have em!

St. Clair Heirloom Seeds http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/7528/


Those are just a few listed. Check em out and see what they have!

shortleaf

shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2011
8:00 PM

Post #8298304

Thanks Pepper, I'll look those up too. One thing that discourages, (not only about seedrack.com, but they are doing it to), is some companies willingness to go for the dollar in some places. I'm talking about having cultivars of Japanese Maple available in seed form, thats not possible, those are grafted cultivars. -
http://seedrack.com/01.html

Heres a nice disclaimer lame attempt by seedrack that prolly confuses more people than it helps..lol -
"'Bloodgood' remains one of the most popular Japanese maples. Deep red leaves gradually turn rich purple and hold their color well into summer. Upright growing, 10-15 feet in height. Dependable and robust.

A note about Acer palmatum cultivars
'Bloodgood' is an Acer palmatum cultivar, which is, by definition, a clone. Seeds that are produced by such a cultivar result in variant offspring, which are not clones of the parent and hence not true cultivars."
Will

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