seed sources

kristenmarie(Z4-5/New Mexico)March 25, 2005

Hi ya'll, I don't post much over here but would be grateful for some advice. Where do you all buy your seed? I'm interested in : heirloom and unique varieties of cool-climate vegetables -- greens and more greens, root crops (carrots beets turnips parsnips), onions, shallots, etc.

All the cool heirloom catalogues are pricey which really gets expensive if you're doing market gardening.

Thoughts? What are your best seed sources for slightly larger quantities of seed...


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garliclady(z7 NC)

Harvest Moon, We order from them lots of heirllom lots of seeds in a pack for a good price . Set up mostly for small farms

Here is a link that might be useful: Harvest Moon

    Bookmark   March 25, 2005 at 1:33PM
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I bought nearly all of my heirloom this year from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. So far so good. And terrific customer service to boot. The only fault I can find with them is that when you order on-line they don't tell you if something is out of stock or not. When you receive your order, if anything was out of stock they enclose a refund check - which is nice, but you lose time when you then have to go searching elsewhere for the out-of-stock stuff.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2005 at 1:37PM
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Johnny's, Stokes, Harris, Territorial, High Mowing, etc.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2005 at 3:37PM
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jayreynolds(zone 6/7)

not necessarily all that many heirlooms, but incredibly low prices on many vegetable seeds is Chesmore seed in Missouri. Some of their quantities are large, just store the seed carefully for next year and do a germination test in the fall.

Broccoli-greensprouting- $1/oz
Florida or Southern Giant Mustard- $1.25/ for 1/4 lb.
Noble Giant Spinach- $1.86/1/2 lb
Cylindra beet-$3.50 for 1/2 lb
bush bean RomaII- $6.35 for 5 lbs.
Batavian Endive- $2.50 for 1/4 lb

I was very happy with their product and they came through on two back-ordered items.

They have an extensive catalog, and you need to check back as they begin picking your order to make sure they have everything in stock. It's getting a little late to start ordering seeds.

Here is a link that might be useful: Chesmore seed

    Bookmark   March 26, 2005 at 9:55AM
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I also like Baker Creek Hairloom Seeds (
Great selection, price and customer service.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2005 at 12:31PM
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stan_gardener(cen ca)

seeds of change. i mention them because they are also in
new mexico.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2005 at 1:44PM
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try willhite seeds in tx. , good prices on bulk and great service.
watermelon kings.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2005 at 6:49AM
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