Best Heirloom seed company....

buckster(z8)December 13, 2008

Hello to all,

I'm haveing a heck of a time finding a good heirloom seed company for cut flowers and Veg. seeds.

I have used johnny and native seed, but I can't find all I want.

Know of any others for the hot and dry southwest?

Thanks a ton, Bucky

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booberry85(5)

You may want to try Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. I have not ordered from them yet, but they have a good reputation.

Here is a link that might be useful: Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

    Bookmark   December 13, 2008 at 1:45PM
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macmex

Also try Sandhill Preservation Center. They have a wide variety.

Do a google search for Baker Creek Heirlooms. That seems to be a good company as well.

George
Tahlequah, OK

Here is a link that might be useful: Sandhill Preservation Center

    Bookmark   December 16, 2008 at 12:00PM
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stargazer_1118(Zone 7-Cape Cod)

Baker Creek is Awesome! I have done business with them for quite a while.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2009 at 10:01PM
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sandie329(7 TN)

I've been buying from Bakers Creek for the past several years. I've not had any problems with them or their seeds. They have a great variety but you need to order now, I just received mine and some of the vegetables and flowers I wanted were sold out already.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2009 at 1:46PM
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txaggiegirl(TX 8b)

I order my heirloom from Seed Savers Exchange. They are prompt and accurate on every purchase from them. They also give us all an opportunity to help support our heirloom and heritage legacy. This is a LOT more than just another nursery purchase.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2009 at 12:13PM
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lovetotweet(7)

Some others I haven't seen mentioned yet...

Seeds of Change (I've used them for years and they have great quality...not to mention a great premise and they have lots of heirlooms)

Select Seeds (first year using them, but they've got a great selection of heirlooms)

Territorial Seed Company (lots of OP and heirlooms - well-respected company out of Oregon)

Have fun!
Ada

    Bookmark   January 19, 2009 at 7:48PM
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ncdirtdigger(7b)

you might try diane's seeds

Here is a link that might be useful: Diane's seeds

    Bookmark   January 21, 2009 at 6:27PM
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eaglesgarden(6b - se PA)

I really like Heirloom seeds...not a great website (visually), but they send you free seeds to try, based on the ones you order.

I got free tomato (Pink Oxheart), pumpkin (Jack O'Lantern), squash (Black Acorn), and lettuce (Bibb). I had ordered 4 different toms, 2 pumpkins, 2 squash and 2 lettuce.

It's obvious that they personalized the free seeds to my interests. Some companies just send extras of whatever they happen to have, but heirloom actually made sure I was interested in the types of seeds they sent for free.

Do your research elsewhere, but buy your seeds from heirloom. They don't offer pictures, but their descriptions are dead on with the descriptions of their plants elsewhere, and they offer a good deal of seeds for very low prices. 25 tomato seeds for under $2.00 Almost everything is under $2.00 except certified organics.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 6:06PM
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indy76km(5 - Rumford, ME)

I ordered my seeds from Victory Seeds. This is my first year ordering from them but so far it has been a good experience. I got them about 10 days after ordering them and they came nicely packaged with a thank you note signed by an actual person not just printed off the computer. They have a very nice selection of many types of veggies. Their prices are also under $2 a pkg for most selections.

Here is a link that might be useful: Victory Seeds

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 12:47AM
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gabby308

I also use Territorial Seed and I've seen that Seed Savers Exchange has a good selection. Look at Totally Tomatoes also..I've always had success with them; but use "heirloom" in the search box.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2009 at 1:38PM
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