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What seed companies do you use?
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Scott Hansen    Posted 01-02-2003 at 08:04:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to start a couple of apple trees, but would like to know about all seeds.


BTW, Dead Carp, I guess you did not read my post about SIPs (structural insulated panels). What do you think of them?


DeadCarp    Posted 01-02-2003 at 16:50:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Scott,
Didn't mean to overlook it, but i thought i'd writ something - It was way back on about page 6 :)
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"If you mean the non-bearing "structural insulated panels" they use with timber-frame, nope, haven't been around those - about the least conventional job we had was a dry-stacked concrete-block cabin with chopped-fiber skins. That went up fast and it's lasting okay!
I guess the main job of a wall is to support a roof, and timber frame is a very expensive way to achieve that, especially with today's lack of good large-dimension trees. (and heartwood's fondness for twisting)

But following close behind are creature comforts like protecting against drafts and moderating temperature fluctuations - stick-built houses are getting tighter all the time so that's the trend - we've focussed so much on the draft issue that now we're running into humidity problems. Prefab insulated panels should be great for drafts and insulation. If they can deal with the other requirements. (moisture can wreak havoc on post/beams)

Myself, i'd just once like to spend a winter in a house that's so snug i'd HAVE TO leave a window open, just for the luxury" :)


Tom A    Posted 01-02-2003 at 08:36:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Scott:

We buy some seed or plants from many different companies each year, sort of spreading around our orders. This turned out to be good last year when one of the companies had some problems, so we didn't lose the entire year. I guess our year-in and out favorite sources are:

Schumway's
Meyer's
Vermont Bean Seed Company
Gurney's
Seed Saver's Exchange (both the company, and individual members)
Stark Brother's
Miller's Nurseries

There's probably a handful of others that we also deal with, but this is the list that we always get something from.

good luck,
Tom


bob    Posted 01-02-2003 at 14:57:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
how about Henry fIELDS


I'll add 2 more...    Posted 01-02-2003 at 09:33:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Burpee and Veseys...

www.burpee.com

www.veseys.com

Salmoneye


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