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I am having a hard time finding a seed supply company that I like.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Organic and heirloom variety availablity would be nice but not necessary.  Price is my main concern.  Thanks! -Nick
 
jacque greenleaf
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I'm a west coast person - my first choices are -

Territorial
Nichols
Richter's (Canada)


Sometimes I'll buy something from Johnny's Selected Seeds, Renee's Garden, or Botanical Interests


Once in a great while, as a last resort, I buy from Burpee's, Park's, or Thompson & Morgan.
 
                                
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Sand Hill Preservation Center

www.sandhillpreservation.com/

Large variety of organic/heirloom

Good Luck,

Rob.
 
Joe Skeletor
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Location: Blue Island, Illinois - Zone 6a - (Lake Effect) - surrounded by zone 5b
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Sandhill is awesome. Just sent an order out a few days ago.

ALso, Fedco has a great catalog

http://www.fedcoseeds.com/seeds.htm

all black and white but w/ nice drawings and writing. Also lots of pro-seed saving anti-Monsanto throughout. 
 
Ken Peavey
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Seed Savers Exchange.  Open pollinated and /or organic heirloom seeds.  I've ordered a couple thousand bucks worth of stuff from them.  This is my preferred seed source.

Fedco Seeds.  Untreated, OP stuff.  They are a cooperative and hate Monsanto.

Main Street Garden Seeds and Supply.  Lots of OP products.  Good prices when you get into large volumes.

Johnny's Selected Seeds.  If they don't have it, you probably don't need it.
 
                                    
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Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has some nice stuff.  www.rareseeds.com

I like Fedco a lot too.
 
                              
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I have a lot of links, only ordered from a few.

http://www.banana-tree.com


Don't let the name fool you. they have 100s of great agroforestry seeds.

and the best prices i have been able to find so far.  here is an example of a popular
tree:

Leucaena leucocephala  1 pkt = $1.15,  100 seeds = $3.75,  500 = $14.00
and  1000 seeds = $26.00 bucks.

Check them out !.

http://www.tradewindsfruitstore.com


Mostly tropical seeds here. pretty good variety, decent prices. low minimum order requirments.

"Le Jardin Natural"

http://www.seedsplants.com/ResultChoix2.php?Lang=en&YY=Vente&VV=Designation%20ASC&XX=Graines&Titre=Seeds


I have not yet purchased from them. I put them here because  they offer some hard to find varieties. exotics etc.

and

http://nativeseeds.org/catalog/index.php?cPath=1


For those living in the southwest, and high deserts, Native seeds, has a large variety of very rare, "ancient" varieties of seeds, that the natives used., I spent an hour or so just going through all their beans varieties.

 
Dave Miller
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It's been a while but I have been happy with Bountiful Gardens:  http://www.bountifulgardens.org/

I have also been happy with Nichols.
 
                          
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This year i finally managed to find ONE source of the Eincorn that Sepp mentions in his book.
here is the link for - Bountiful Gardens - site

http://www.bountifulgardens.org/prodinfo.asp?number=GWH%2D7530

If they still have some available you will get  12 seeds , i planted half of them in a deep container to make more seeds ,and they all germinated and are growing

 
Robert Ray
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I was able to get free einkorn seeds from the USDA. Several einkorn varieties available.
 
                                  
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JLHudson is one of the best in the business.  Not only vegetables, but all kinds of plants. 
 
                        
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sorta depends where you are. In Canada I have had good luck with these people
http://www.heritageharvestseed.com/ ;   They have all sorts of seed but an esp large collection of bean and tomato varieties,often with interesting bits of information about the seeds. Tomatoes which were used to substitute for figs (recipes included) or wine or that can be pulled up and stored for weeks at the end of the season, for example.

This outfit  http://www.prseeds.ca/catalogue/grain.php?C=Grain (well that link goes to a subset I was looking at) offers a lot of the grains and seeds I haven't seen elsewhere (again for Canada)

The U.S. now requires phytosanitary certificates for seed coming from outside the country, so it is not cost effective for most nurseries to ship to the U.S anymore. There is a great site for tree (and other) seeds for the north (I haven't ordered from them before this year but it looks really good and when I had a question they responded the same day) http://www.gardensnorth.com/site/

 
Haru Yasumi
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I agree with many already listed but don't see Horizon Herbs listed here.  One of my go-to suppliers.
 
Varina Lakewood
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If price is your concern,

Pinetree Garden Seed
Seedsavers Exchange
Baker Creek Heirlooms
Totally Tomatoes
 
Robert Ray
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D. Landreth Seed Company is one I have tried this year. Amerca's oldest seed company.
 
leila hamaya
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these are all good ones, i've ordered from some of these places and been happy with the seeds.

i also enjoyed this company, have ordered from them a couple of times.
they have a nice selection of some very interesting plants:

http://www.eonseed.com/

http://www.eonseed.com/catalog501.html
 
julian kirby
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I like Pepper Joe's and Horizon Herb's.
Pepper Joe's Review:
The Atomic Starfish is sweet at the edges and spicy in the middle; the Filius Blue is a Spicy little seed sack(EXTREMELY SHOWY PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN VIEW EASILY!!) with purple stems, white flowers, and peppers that start purple followed by whites through yellows then cherry red; the Tasmanian Habanero is almost Tearfully Hot; the Cayenne is just a wee bit too spicy, and one plant of the 20 seeds planted was sweet; and the Purple Jalapeno is Red when ripe and beats the pants off any other Jalapeno I've eaten, Sweet AND Spicy.

I only grew out some Fava beans from horizon as most of what I ordered arrived late June and would have been finishing in mid December if i had planted it, something that doesn't work in Michigan w/o a greenhouse. the Fava' were delicious, and tolerated a few soft frosts before their tips died back, 1st full frost killed them, that was a mid November.
 
Dan Porter
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I get seeds through Sweet Garden Organics. They produce their heirloom varieties on a farm here in Arizona.

hydroharbor.com/seeds
 
Jay Green
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Varina Lakewood wrote:If price is your concern,

Pinetree Garden Seed
Seedsavers Exchange
Baker Creek Heirlooms
Totally Tomatoes


Ditto the Pine Tree...love their selection and they are the cheapest I've found. Their seeds germinate well and deliver the goods. Can't beat the wide array of choices for each type of seed and they are prompt..provide good service. They are the only one I source any more.
 
Lance Wildwood
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JL HUDSON SEEDS
 
Darcie Rolph
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West Coast Seeds

And if you want to choose from about 600 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, Tatiana's Tomatobase

 
Sam Boisseau
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I buy regularly from West Coast Seeds as well, being in the PNW.

My favorite one however is https://www.adaptiveseeds.com

They have quite a few interesting varieties that you don't find elsewhere easily.

They sell seeds from their own landrace breeding projects as well as from other breeders (e.g. Carol Deppe). It is a lot easier to get Carol Deppe's varieties from them than directly.


I bought their butternut landrace and will probably try one of the melon landraces they offer.
 
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