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About those Seed Catalogs.....
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Promise Land Ranch    Posted 01-06-2005 at 15:42:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
as far as a general garden catalog....which one do you feel has the best seeds for the best deal? We keep trying different companies but some treat their seeds and others the see wont even sprout. Heck one company even color coded their seeds..... So who are your favorites?

Thanks,

Shelby


Bkeepr    Posted 01-07-2005 at 04:22:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
We look for a lot of specific varieties of seed, mostly older varieties suited to our area. We also experiment a lot with other varieties, so we wind up ordering seeds from several catalogs every year. There's a few we won't deal with ever again, a few I won't spend a lot at, and quite a few that I like a lot.

Our most favorite include (in no particular order):

Schumways
Gurney's (although we've started having some problems in the last 2 years)
Seed Saver's Exchange (especially member-to-member)
Seeds of Change
Vermont Bean Seed Company

I love the Burpee's catalog, but find I can almost always do lots better price-wise elsewhere so we rarely order from them.

POLITICAL: Got a really really unusual catalog this year from a company called "Revolution Seeds." I wouldn't buy anything from them, but their catalog is good for a laugh...very politically-charged oddball stuff akin to some of the worst of what I see occasionally here on this forum (not naming names, but let's say representatives of a "minority opinion" on this site.). Might be worth ordering a catalog just for the laugh value!

Anyway, that's what we do. Can't wait to start digging in the dirt!!

Tom A


Alias    Posted 01-06-2005 at 21:22:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've always had good success with Burpee seed. Of course the only kind I order is seeds that need to be started indoors and transplanted when the ground is warm. Otherwise, I buy Myers seed locally at a garden center. I've used their seed for the past 30 years and have consistantly gotten good results. Myers is located in baltimore and they have the best deal going in our area. ........gfp


Tinker    Posted 01-06-2005 at 19:32:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
SHUMWAY'S !!!!!!!!!!


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