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Posted on 01/10/2012 10:15:49 AM PST by orsonwb
An alphabetical listing of 40 sources of Seeds, Transplants, and Bulbs for Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Grains, Grasses, Ground Covers, Vines, Fruits, Sprouting, Trees, Wildflowers, and much more. Many are Open-pollinated, Non-GMO, Organic, and Heirloom varieties. Most offer a Free Catalog.
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A while back I recall hearing about some seeds that had been discovered that would grow some kind of old time tomato that was really tasty. Supposedly they were going to start making more of these seeds, and they would become available to the general public. Does anyone remember this, or did I just dream about it?
Might be of interest to the Gardening crew.
I think the “Mortgage Lifter” tomato has been getting a lot of publicity lately. That may be the one you are thinking of.
Anyone have a source for seed crops? By that, I mean crops that can be grown for seeds for next year’s crops. Most hybrid seeds do not do well if you plant the seeds. I’ve seen the SHTF seed packages and I’m going to get some but their crop offerings seem rather limited.
Any advice / insight?
One thing that spring has never been accused of is coming too soon.
Time to order the seed catalogs to curl up with by the wood stove and dream of the garden...and order extra seeds for your ‘hoard.’ (The big chem outfits, with the help of their big gov’t honchos, do not like non-hybrid seeds that allow you to save your own seed.
I like to order - or go get - seeds from my local neck of the country. They grow better, IMHO. Fortunately, one of the big seed outfits is only a pleasant country drive away and the other easily ordered from online.
We also have a Co-Op feed source - all organic, that isn’t listed at this site.
BTW, thanks for posting this ;o)
Email JustaDumbBlonde and ask to be put on the gardening ping list. Tons of gardeners... big and small, just starting out and doing it for years... are on it. Believe me, they offer advice and insight on anything relating to farming, gardening etc... Nice group of people, too!
You may be thinking of the Rutgers and/or Ramapo tomato.
What kind of seed are you looking for?
Sounds like he/she is looking for heirloom seed, and is about to get roped in by one of those WAY overpriced SHTF packages...
Thanks, I pinged everybody.
Thanx for the link, just ordered some catalogs.
Any good heirloom or open pollinated seeds will do. Here is a great one. http://www.seedsavers.org
In general, I find “survival seeds” tend to have lettuce, cabbage some corn, green beans and one type of tomato.
I’d like to see more beans and peas. Perhaps black eye peas, bush beans, etc. Also some green onions, scallons, etc. More tomato choices would be nice (roma and cherry).
Also looking for some grains (flax, oats, wheat, rice, etc)
Hey, thanks for the link! I think it was the Ramapo that the news stories mentioned.
I’m tired of store-bought vegetables that look and feel like tomatoes but taste like bleh. Maybe it’s time for a garden again.
The gardening thread has many great links for websites that offer open pollinated or heirlooms. You are going to do better if you buy your seeds in individual portions, rather than relying on one of the SHTF packages. You will be way overcharged.
You can plant seeds from hybrid varieties, but you are going to get one of the parents as a result, not another hybrid. There would be absolutely nothing wrong with planting and consuming foods from hybrid variety seeds. I've done it many times. Saving seeds from opens and heirlooms is better.
I have ordered several times from cheapseeds.com. They have a limited selection of seeds but they really are cheap and shipping is free. I have always had excellent service. The seeds are usually shipped the same or next day.
You are welcome, and good job on the weekly thread the last few weeks.
Here’s my list:
Fedco - www.fedcoseeds.com
Landreth - www.landrethseeds.com
Gourmet Seed - www.gourmetseed.com
Jung - www.jungseed.com
Shumway - www.rhshumway.com
Baker Creek - www.rareseeds.com
Willhite - www.willhiteseed.com
Johnnys - www.johnnyseeds.com
Peaceful Valley - www.groworganic.com
Southern Exposure Seed - www.southernexposure.com
Seedsavers Exchange - www.seedsavers.org
Tomato Growers Supply - www.tomatogrowers.com
Nichols Nursery - www.nicholsgardennursery
Territorial - www.territorialseed.com
Totally Tomatoes - www.totallytomato.com
Vermont Bean Seed - www.vermontbean.com
Horizon Herbs - www.horizonherbs.com
Bountiful Gardens - www.bountifulgardens.org
Gourmet, Fedco, and Baker Creek are my favorites.
Actually try this one, it has clickable links: