Plant and Seed Trading forum: Where do you order your seeds from mostly?

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 5, 2013 11:46 PM CST
I grow several veggies, plus annuals and perennials. This is a favorite time of year for me to sit and plan my Dream Garden. I have a cup of coffee in hand and the fireplace is roaring.

I wish you could order a small pkg of seeds instead of the regular size.

I am interested in trading a plant for a few seeds if anyone is interested. Or seeds for seeds.

Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Dec 6, 2013 3:38 PM CST
It's getting down to the last few days of the Cubits Hog Wild Swap. But if you already have a list of seeds you would offer, you could still swoop in over there, list what you offer, and request thinsg other people are offering.

However, several people have already closed their lists so the selection is decreasing.

Here is the most recent chat thread:
http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/77310/

My signature block has links to the Have lists and sign up page:
All Hog Wild Have Lists
Hog Wild Swap Sign Up

I think many of the seeds swapped in the Hog Wild Piggy Swap came form big commercial packages, divided down into smaller trade packets. Also, mnay people there save seeds and offer those.

I usually buy Asian seeds form these two (links in my sig block:
Kitazawa ~ Tainong Seeds

More common seeds, I usually buy from:
Territorial,
Johnnies Seeds,
Baker Creek (look at their "bulk seeds" section for bargains)
Fedco,
Hazzards,
Victory, or
Franchi.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 6, 2013 9:20 PM CST
@bluegrassmom,

My top three are #1 Franchi, #2 Baker Creek, #3 Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
What ever seeds I don't plan to use, I re-pack while they are still fresh and trade them away.
Johnnie's is also really good, but my garden is small so I have limits.

You could send me a Tree-mail and tell me what seeds you want to trade away. My seed list for the Piggy Swap is here:
http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/db/2013piggyseedswap/view/9717...

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 8, 2013 7:10 AM CST
Thanks guys.
I have gotten the Johnnie's catalog but never placed an order. It looks like I have some new info to google now. I can spend a ton of cash if I am not careful. It all looks so tempting. Right now I am in the second round of a ice storm Angry

I will check out your list. Thanks for the list.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Dec 8, 2013 12:12 PM CST
And don't neglect Swallowtail Seeds. I'm looking at buying a few things there right now.
http://www.swallowtailgardenseeds.com
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Name: kacee
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risingcreek
Dec 8, 2013 12:34 PM CST
http://seedsample.com/

great place to buy seeds, small packets, great prices, great service

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Dec 8, 2013 1:36 PM CST
Thanks for posting that, kacee! That looks like a great site for trying new things! Thumbs up
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 8, 2013 1:37 PM CST
Woofie, we must have similar daylily seed taste I see you have been bidding on some very nice crosses!

Thanks everyone for posting your info.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Dec 8, 2013 5:14 PM CST
I've bought from Swallowtail quite a bit, too. I like them. I also like Harris Seeds (placed a small order with them last week) and Stokes Seeds. And Johnny's. I've probably bought from most of the major players Hilarious!

And for a few seeds- cheap- Pinetree.

And Jonna Sudenis. (I forget the name of her site???)

Karen
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Dec 8, 2013 5:36 PM CST
I also like Swallowtail, and I have had good luck with Summerhill and Diane's Seeds.

Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 8, 2013 5:47 PM CST
Oh yes, I've bought from both of those, too. Whistling

Karen
Name: Greene
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greene
Dec 9, 2013 2:27 AM CST
@kqcrna I have the address for Jonna Sudenius' site:

http://www.seedsite.eu
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 9, 2013 5:40 AM CST
Yes, that's it, thanks! I had a temporary brain function freeze Hilarious!

Karen

Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 9, 2013 8:28 AM CST
Wow, I am going to be busy. I had better wait until after Christmas tho.

Karen, I have senior moments.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 9, 2013 9:30 AM CST
I've had mixed results with seeds from Harris and Summerhill, but Diane's and Johnny's are great! Oh, and another good source is T's: http://www.tsflowers.com/
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Dec 9, 2013 12:52 PM CST
Oh yes, Jennifer got some last minute seeds from there and she was very happy with them! Thumbs up
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 10, 2013 6:26 AM CST
Do you guys direct sow? Have a green house or how do you start most of yours? We have a large veggie garden and I love trying new seeds. This yr it will be the Goosebumps pumpkins and Cushews. This season my son planted Atlantic Giant pumpkins. I will post a pic if I can find the file.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 10, 2013 7:22 AM CST
I start a few seeds under lights in the house, and propagate a few coleus cuttings there, too. Most of my seeds I have wintersown in years past. I do very little direct sowing, though there are exceptions.

Karen
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Dec 10, 2013 9:24 AM CST
I do mostly seed starting in the house and move to an unheated greenhouse. I do a lot of geranium and coleus cuttings. The hardy seeds like zinnias I direct sow. I have direct sown in the fall, things that need a chill, like columbine, larkspur.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 10, 2013 9:44 AM CST
Last year I also experimented with starting seeds under lights in vermiculite (Jonna's method). Worked well for some things but I didn't do well with the begonias that way.

Karen

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