Only have two that we use regularly:
1st (and foremost) - Kings Seeds, Katikati, New Zealand.
Excellent customer service, great selection of seeds, reliable
germination, fast shipment. You just have to remember that they're in
the Southern Hemisphere and when it's summer there, it's winter here.
2nd - Veseys Seeds, PEI, Canada.
We now only order seeds from Veseys as we've had very poor luck with
roots, rhizomes and/or bulbs.
Southern Ontario, Canada.
New AgCanada Zone 5b
To email, remove the obvious from my address.
terra ceia farms (NC, USA) โ amazing prices; also you can buy lilies, hostas,
daylilies, tulips, daffodils, etc in bulk at great prices (cannas are 82ยข
park's seeds (SC, USA) โ i order all of my crop seeds from park's
stark bros (MO, USA) โ fruit trees
miller nurseries (NY, USA) โ fruit trees
van bourgondien (VA, USA) โ wonderful selection of plants; i especially like
their $5 and $10 specials
Kuta Squash from Parks
Biker Billy Peppers from Burpee
Seeds of Change
UGA Pepper Mon
#2 Johnny's Selected Seeds
#4 Cook's Garden
#5 (a new entry for me this year) Totally Tomatoes
The only catalog I've received so far is Totally Tomatoes. :-(
I had to request a new one from Pinetree since I think someone pinched mine.
From the little I know 'Pinetree' seed catalog looks to be one of the best in
terms of 'plant diversity' and the prices are very good for their rare and
exotic edibles. http://www.ebay.com 'is' also a good source for seeds. Another
good source for edible fruit and nut trees 'is' http://www.arborday.org
http://www.arborday.org/Shopping/Trees/TreeDetail.cfm?id 5 for a $6.98
Arbor is cheaper and offers more selection than 'Home Depot' and 'Wal-Mart'.
Arbor also does a great deal to help preserve and promote tree growth.
As many you probably know Arbor has of the best prices on common fruit and nut
trees and will give you 10 baby trees, tree info, a sticker and membership for
$10.00 They are ten munchers and you help support one of the better
non-profits. 'Arbor' , 'Pinetree' or 'ebay' are among the best for those on a
shoe string budget who love plants and planting.
On 31 Dec 2004 00:13:08 GMT, email@example.com (IKonnoff) wrote:
Hmmm, and I would say their seed selection is boring and obvious;
but the devotion so many people show to Pinetree has always
puzzled me. I always wondered if it were a zone thing, that
perhaps the seeds they offered did well in cooler climates;
or perhaps it's an old company and people remember the
catalogs from their childhood, a Sears catalog of the seed
"Maybe you'd like to ask the Wizard for a heart."
"ElissaAnn" < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Or... they offer seeds in more manageable quantities for less than $4.00
a pack. They have MOST of what I'm looking for, I do live in a colder
area, and I can sample a lot of different things without breaking the
bank. Since I'm not sowing acres and acres of plants (my garden is 1500
sf), I appreciate using up the seeds in the packet in a single growing year.
Their only downside is they're fairly slow getting the seed orders out
without paying an expediting fee, tho it's fairly reasonable.
About Pinetree....I saw an explanation of this in this year's catalogue.
They keep their staff on all year, rather than hiring a bunch of temps in
the spring. Thus the need to get your order in on the early side, or pay
the extra fee.
I like their seeds (they have good germination rates), I like their
policies, I love the great prices on books, and they have a large selection
of gladiolas at very good prices that do wonderfully for me each year. And
I agree, with a small garden, a packet from them is usually just the right
Zone 6, South-central PA
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