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Seed Source Listing
The How Do Gardener ^ | January 10, 2012 | The How Do Gardener

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at howdogardener.com ...


TOPICS: Gardening
KEYWORDS: herbs; plants; seeds; vegetables
Im addition to the big name seed companies, there were many lesser known, but pretty interesting seed providers listed. I liked the notes on which offered a free catalog.
1 posted on 01/10/2012 10:15:59 AM PST by orsonwb
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To: orsonwb

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?


2 posted on 01/10/2012 10:26:48 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: orsonwb; JustaDumbBlonde

Might be of interest to the Gardening crew.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 10:33:38 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Tarantulas

I think the “Mortgage Lifter” tomato has been getting a lot of publicity lately. That may be the one you are thinking of.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 10:37:32 AM PST by orsonwb
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To: call meVeronica

Bump


5 posted on 01/10/2012 10:40:49 AM PST by call meVeronica
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To: orsonwb

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?


6 posted on 01/10/2012 10:54:32 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: orsonwb

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.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 11:05:13 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: orsonwb
We've been discussing our favorite catalogs and sources here: Weekly Gardening Thread (Catalog Fever) Vol. 1 Jan 6, 2012
8 posted on 01/10/2012 11:06:54 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: orsonwb

BTW, thanks for posting this ;o)


9 posted on 01/10/2012 11:07:14 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: taxcontrol

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!


10 posted on 01/10/2012 11:11:26 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Tarantulas

You may be thinking of the Rutgers and/or Ramapo tomato.
http://njfarmfresh.rutgers.edu/WhatabouttheRutgersTomato.htm


11 posted on 01/10/2012 11:12:51 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: taxcontrol

What kind of seed are you looking for?


12 posted on 01/10/2012 11:13:58 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Sounds like he/she is looking for heirloom seed, and is about to get roped in by one of those WAY overpriced SHTF packages...


13 posted on 01/10/2012 11:28:13 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Ratman83

Thanks, I pinged everybody.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 11:28:37 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: orsonwb

Bump


15 posted on 01/10/2012 11:29:41 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: orsonwb

Thanx for the link, just ordered some catalogs.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 11:33:00 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: taxcontrol
One of the best selections of heirloom seeds can be found here. Pick what you want rather than be "forced' into a package...
17 posted on 01/10/2012 11:34:30 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: taxcontrol

Any good heirloom or open pollinated seeds will do. Here is a great one. http://www.seedsavers.org


18 posted on 01/10/2012 11:37:50 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: orsonwb

bookmark


19 posted on 01/10/2012 11:42:03 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

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)


20 posted on 01/10/2012 11:43:52 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Hey, thanks for the link! I think it was the Ramapo that the news stories mentioned.

http://njfarmfresh.rutgers.edu/documents/WhatsinSeason8-4-08_001.pdf

http://www.njfarmfresh.rutgers.edu/JerseyTomato.html

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.


21 posted on 01/10/2012 11:48:34 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: taxcontrol
Do you have a feed store or farm & ranch store in your area? They are likely to have open pollinated varieties that are known producers in your particular zone. If you don't, let me know.

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.

22 posted on 01/10/2012 11:58:22 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: orsonwb

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.


23 posted on 01/10/2012 12:15:06 PM PST by jemckay19
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

You are welcome, and good job on the weekly thread the last few weeks.


24 posted on 01/10/2012 12:35:33 PM PST by Ratman83
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To: orsonwb

Thanks!!


25 posted on 01/10/2012 2:50:17 PM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: taxcontrol

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
Johnny’s - www.johnnyseeds.com
Peaceful Valley - www.groworganic.com
Southern Exposure Seed - www.southernexposure.com
Seedsavers Exchange - www.seedsavers.org
Tomato Grower’s Supply - www.tomatogrowers.com
Nichol’s 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.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 4:26:49 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: taxcontrol

Actually try this one, it has clickable links:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2829568/posts?page=116#116


27 posted on 01/10/2012 4:31:34 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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28 posted on 01/10/2012 5:32:37 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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