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Winter Sowing: Favorite Source for Seeds

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carbo3595
Coventry, RI
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2007
7:02 PM

Post #3110989

What is your favorite source for seeds? Which seed company offers the best selection of perenial seeds at a good price? What does everyone think of the seed packets from Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart and local garden & hardware stores? Good, bad or indifferent?
Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2007
7:06 PM

Post #3111014

I've ordered from Thompson/Morgan, Select Seeds, Veseys, Swallowtail, Value Seed and Parks. I know there is another in there, but I can't think of it off the top of my head. I have no complaints with any of the companies.
thistle5
Alexandria, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 22, 2007
7:36 PM

Post #3111109

I get mine from my local garden center-Burpees, Livingston, Ferry-Morse, Botanical Interests, & Suttons-so far, so good...
netwiz
York, PA

January 22, 2007
8:54 PM

Post #3111351

My favorites are Gardens North, Swallowtail, Specialty Perennials and J.L. Hudson seeds. They seem to carry the best variety of seeds for shade. Gardens North is a little pricey but they moisture pack seeds that need it and the germination is very good.

Joanne
Fitsy
Hayesville, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2007
11:53 PM

Post #3111920

I like Pinetree Garden Seeds, Seeds of Change, Grandma's Garden, and this year I found stuff at Baker Creek. I think Johnny's Selected Seeds is great, but haven't looked in on them lately.

As for seeds in Lowe's, etc., I sometimes pick up something there but usually I'm interested in other varieties than what they offer. Fitsy
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2007
12:24 AM

Post #3112044

Valueseeds, T&M, Parks, Swallowtail, Sunrise. That's all so far this year.

Seeds from Home Depot and Lowes are OK. Walmart, too, and Walgreens, but none of them tend to have the wide selection of things like online catalogues. Target usually has a pretty good selection I think.

Karen
Fitsy
Hayesville, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 23, 2007
1:09 AM

Post #3112238

Oh, and Territorial Seeds, too
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2007
1:16 AM

Post #3112266

I never had a problem with store-bought seeds, and I haven't 'sent away' for seeds in a long time, but my favorite source by far has been Dave's Garden. . . the swaps, the seed trading forum, s.a.s.e.'s, and even just people asking, "Do you want some of these?" It amazes me now. . . but wait 'til spring!
gdionelli
Huntington, WV
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2007
1:40 AM

Post #3112341

Diane's, J.L. Hudson, Pinetree, Territorial, Valueseeds.
tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2007
9:29 AM

Post #3113030


I love the wide variety and hard to find selections at http://www.hardyplants.com/index.htm

I love the prices at Value Seeds. http://www.valueseeds.com/guides.html

Home Depot and Lowes, etc. seeds are OK too for me. It's just that they don't have the widest selection.

I enjoyed buying from Onalee's http://davesgarden.com/gwd/c/3443/ last year for my butterfly and hummingbird seeds.

Seed Saver's Exchange is fun for old fashioned seeds and plants and I like to support their cause.

Diane's is one of my favorites.

zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 23, 2007
2:26 PM

Post #3113694

J.L. Hudson, Prairie Moon Nursery and Seed Savers. They are the only place I buy seeds, I do trade for them as well. J.L. Hudson doesn't have photos.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2007
2:28 AM

Post #3115973

Select Seeds http://www.selectseeds.com/

The Fragrant Path (no pictures either but excellent prices) http://www.fragrantpathseeds.com/

Dollarstore Seeds (part of Park Seeds) http://dollarseedstore1.chainreactionweb.com/index.php?cPath=1&osCsid=ec7c11cc19fcc5be8b7e0e55656f555e

Seedhunt (for hard to find seeds) http://www.seedhunt.com/

Seymour's Selected Seeds https://www.seymourseedusa.com/seysiteDefault.aspx
hart
Shenandoah Valley, VA

January 24, 2007
5:24 PM

Post #3117686

If anyone likes Suttons Seeds, there's a US source here:
http://www.englishgardenemporium.com/seeds.html
Tammylp
Lima, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 24, 2007
7:52 PM

Post #3118307

NO MORE! NO MORE...I can't take it! I am spending all my time surfing for seeds...while the laundry piles up and the dirty dishes set...I have another hour before he gets home...

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