What is your favorite site to buy heirloom seeds?


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I bought from Baker Creek last year and was very happy!!

I have perused other places like Fedco Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, Seeds of Change, Peace Seeds,
Pinetree Garden Seeds and Victory Seeds.

All good places, but the Bakers catalog is enough to make me drool. They are also really nice and very helpful!
 
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Danni you may want to consider seed swapping. Ziggy just posted something in another thread about growing stuff from seeds people had sent him, though for the life of me I can't remember just which one it was at the moment. If this were Facebook I could just tag him, lol.
 
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Of course I've just realized Seed Savers Exchange probably offers that.
 
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I love parkseed.com. They have the best variety and pricing. You can also get a catalog for free so you can plan your garden.
 
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Yes unfortunately quarantine laws restrict what you can import and export overseas, we do have several sources for heirloom seeds here in Australia though and I am lucky enough that we have a local group who do seed saving and exchanging. Cjk85 would you have any idea where we could get some good old queensland blue pumkin? the ones they try to palm off on us at the supermarket are nothing like the ones I remember from years ago
 
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Yes unfortunately quarantine laws restrict what you can import and export overseas, we do have several sources for heirloom seeds here in Australia though and I am lucky enough that we have a local group who do seed saving and exchanging. Cjk85 would you have any idea where we could get some good old queensland blue pumkin? the ones they try to palm off on us at the supermarket are nothing like the ones I remember from years ago
Yes, Eden seeds... They are always my choice, here's the link: http://www.edenseeds.com.au/content/seeditem.asp?id=276&section=1
 
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We have a wonderful heirloom seeds site here in South Africa, the guy even sends out a monthly news letter with tips and advise. He had this great idea he calls "Tater Sacks". You buy a hessian bag and some seed potatoes from him, plant the taters in compost in the sack, and just keep filling it with compost. this way you do not need to dig up the taters, you just fill them up. Other than supporting being lazy, this also allows you to save water, and you can even grow your taters in limited space.

I am very lucky, the heirloom guy lives in the same town as we do so I can collect my seeds from him or just go to the local farmers market where he has a stall every Saturday. I buy all my seedlings from him as well.

http://www.livingseeds.co.za/
 
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Thanks Cjk85 I'll be sure to get a stock ready for next spring. We'll be harvesting pumkins soon we should get our first frost in a few weeks here
I've heard of growing spuds in a sack before, another lazy idea is to plant your seed potatoes in soil in an old tyre then as the plant grows and tyres to increase the level and fill with straw, I've never tried it but the idea sounds good
 
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I love seed savers exchange, bakers creek, bountiful gardens and etsy, I think it is important to support small business as well. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrandysBotanyBay I would like to purchase more seeds outside the USA, so I can have more variety.
I wish we could share seeds outside the US without having to be concerned they might get damaged in transport as a result of some kind of bureaucratic red tape. I can understand certain flowering plants or even trees being restricted, but it seems to me all edible plants and culinary herbs should be readily available to all gardeners in all corners.
 
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I found this list on another forum a few years ago and just cut and paste it to Word, so sorry for the crappy formatting


Secret seed cartel, excellent service, and extremely rare types of interesting and tasty tomatoes. http://www.secret-seedcartel.com

Victory seeds has a paste tomato that grows to over 1 lb called Romeo, as well as other great and unusual ones. http://www.victoryseeds.com

Sample seed shop: quantities of 10-15 seeds of an unbelievable selection for about $1.25 to $1.50 each, and you really only need one plant to succeed. Very high germination rates. http://www.sampleseeds.com

Sandhill Preservation- great prices, no shipping charge if you purchase more than $10 there, huge selection, and many rare and unusual varieties. They grow out most of their own seeds rather than being a reseller.
http://www.sandhillpreservation.com

Marianna's seeds- very unusual varieties you just can't get anywhere else,a lot of crosses from Bill Jeffers,who is very well respected in the tomato breeding world. https://www.mariannasheirloomseeds.com

Ohio heirloom seeds- they sell a large pink Russian heart that I adore called Rosovyi Myod ( pink honey) and many others, shipping is one low price, great service and selection. http://www.ohioheirloomseeds.com


I HIGHLY recommend the Rosovyi Myod from Ohio Heirloom seeds. They will remind you why tomatoes are considered a fruit, rich vibrant flavor, sweet with a hint of tart and highly productive through drought and heat.

I have ordered from the Seed Cartel, Sandhill, Mariannas, and Ohio previously and would personally recommend them. The others I vouch for because the lady that recommended them has never steered me wrong
 
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I love parkseed.com. They have the best variety and pricing. You can also get a catalog for free so you can plan your garden.
The problem I have with Parkseed is they are owned by Monsanto, the makers of frankenfoods.

Most seed companies have been bought out by Monsanto who is trying to take over all the food supply and don't care if they kill us in the process.
 
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The seeds from Mypatriotsupply (where I shop for survival food) are not for individual seeds but for survival seeds, where you get a set group of seeds in a well stored container. They are heirloom so would be good if they have the right mix for you. Much as I like MyPatriotSupply for many things, I find the price of the seeds from www.seedsnow.com much lower and I can pick each individual seed I want, in the quantity I want.
 
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Oh yes, I LOVE seeds dot now. I don't know why it didn't come up in the clickable link. They have great seeds. I got my spinach from there.
 

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