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(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #5125583

I bought some seed from ebay and apparently it is no good.

Now I want to buy heirloom carrot, beet, and asparagus seed.

Any recommendations where I might buy some seed quickly and for a decent price? I checked out a few sites and one site said they wouldn't be mailing out seed for a month, the other one said 2 weeks.

Cambria, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 21, 2008
7:13 PM

Post #5138481

I just received plants from this company and they are gorgeous and were supremely well packed. I'm shopping here for seeds next. Don't know if they're more expensive than others, just know they are what I want.
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2008
7:33 PM

Post #5138565

Wow! What a great sight. I can hardly wait for my garden to start producing!

Sorry, Karen. I don't know for your area. For us, anything not planted by now has to wait for next season...groan!

(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2008
8:22 PM

Post #5138732

Well I may be wasting my time too. I am a very inexperienced vegetable gardener. I am absolutely delighted that I have potatoes growing and some garlic and corn and okra and squash. I did not plant this squash and it is HUGE. It just came up on it's own from the compost. I thought it was watermelon at first. It's the only part of that side that looks good, and I didn't even plant it. lol

I was quite interested when someone mentioned some book called Four Season Organic Gardening or something. I thought that would be great to garden vegetables in the winter. Don't you think? As long as it isn't too expensive to set up. I've even considered getting some kind of grow lights and growing veggies indoors.

At least this way I know what has been sprayed on it and what kind of fertilizer was used.


Cambria, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 21, 2008
9:04 PM

Post #5138902

I'm very lucky to live in a place where we can some kind of veggie growing outside year round. Your zone isn't listed in your info, Karen, so don't know how severe your winters get. Here we can start summer veggies up until August because it doesn't get cold until November most years. I love knowing where my veggies come from.

(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2008
10:41 PM

Post #5139375

Well I am right on the border of zones 6 and 7.

Maybe some day I'll figure out how to put that under my name.


Cambria, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 21, 2008
11:03 PM

Post #5139462

Karen, look at the top and click on My Tools. Then on the right hand side of that page you'll see "preferences" and under that "location." Do it there.
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #5139966

I'd recommend Chioggia beet, an Italian heirloom. It is available from many sources but I recommend Johnny's Seeds. Also, Danvers Half-long carrot dates back to the 1800's and would be a good one. (Also available from "standard" seed suppliers" at reasonable rates.)

As for asparagus, you'd be better off going with some crowns (two years old, preferably) rather than seeds; that'll get you off to a quicker harvest. The old stand-by "Mary Washington" is a great one!

The Four Season Harvest is a book by Eliot Coleman. Your best bet would be to find it at (formerly Half Price books). Yep, that's a good'n!

Happy Gardening, Karen!
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #5147371

very affordable, fast service

(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #5154440

Ty for your help everyone.

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