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#1 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:20 AM

Have any seed suppliers would you recommend?

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 10:02 AM

The one that delivers spring the fastest. :smilewink:
You are an optimist for sure. We just had our first snow fall and your looking at seed catalogs. I love it!
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Baker Creek Heirloom. Ive used them for years. Great people and a great quality seed.
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Burpee....it was recomended to me by friends (farmers) and my grandparents. Used em last year and what a great company....
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 04:20 PM

Burpee


Ive heard good things about them as well.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 04:22 PM

Burpee, Jungs & Parks!
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 05:32 PM

The vast majority of our seeds and berries have come from Burpee and Gurneys. Seed Catalog Season is my wife's favorite season..
There are a lot of good companies out there. A gardening magazine or two will give you loads of advertizers you can get catalogs from. I think one of the best things you can do is find a supplier in your general region, so the seeds and varieties are tested in a simular cliimate to yours. I have it pretty easy being in region 5, but there are areas of my state even south of me where there are pockets of region 4.
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 05:42 PM

We have always used Harris Seed Company. Good to excellent germination rates, good shipping and reasonable/competitive costs.

One MUST buy from them is a sweet corn known as 274A. It puts 99% of other sweet corn to shame IMHO.
http://www.harrissee...sect-guard.aspx
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Burpee, Jungs & Parks!


A very good suggestion.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for all of the suggestions! I would prefer to stick with a company as close as possible but just want some ideas. I much prefer referrals over going with "google" results... I've kept seed from the few pepper plants I grew in buckets this year and in the future I will try to keep seed from anything I can.

On a side note, here are some Chocolate Habanero and Jalokia peppers I cut up and put on the dehydrator tonight... I do have seeds for both though.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:47 PM

Hey Bobby, I see that you are from Berea. One of my daughters went to school there. She didn't finish but went out west to a friends wedding and met her man there. They have 3 boys now.
Seeds? I have a mindset that says local seeds would do better. (Probably just in my mind I am sure) There is a local seed supplier here although they don't have everything. I was told to get local fruit trees too but got 5 from The Arborday Foundation. They are doing as well as the one that came from a Virginia nursery.
I think I will order some seeds by mail order this spring. I can get the hard to find ones like "Great Blue Hubbard Squash," and some heirloom tomatoes.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:48 PM

I keep seeds as well. I do buy a few varieties every year. I rotate everything out as seeds can go bad. We should have a seed swap.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 09:03 PM

Robert, Yes I am. We just moved here back in the summer. I come from the western part of KY so I'm new to the area but I hope to talk to some of he locals at the farmers market and get some leads as well.

David, That sounds great to me, we should have a month or two in the winter when it's too cold to do much... we'll have to get together for dinner one night.

We've got a magnolia tree in the yard and it produced one sead pod, I got about a dozen seeds from it... hopefully they do something.

MH81, good sweet corn is one of he hardest things to find... just sweet enough, not too waxy, good production. I'll try some of that 274A. Thanks.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 06:49 AM

For you seed savers, remember that hybrid varieties won't come true. The old open pollinated varieties will, though. Check out the Seed Saver's Exchange in Iowa.
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Posted October 31, 2012 - 07:37 AM

The only hybrids I buy is carrots and I don't save the seeds. I'm not sure how to save carrot seeds anyways.

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