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Well, that would be great if that was the case already.

I'm looking for plants (as most of you will if you are reading this post).
But it is hard to find nurseries or seed companies en especially if you want good quality, preferably organic, ...

Is there somewhere a place where they are collected with some kind of review?
Otherwise, it's maybe an idea to start it here and now and somehow put in an easy to find system.

As I have been editing this post, the one, very usefull link I was looking for, is now in the 'original post' included so reading down is still usefull (I hope) but not 100% requiered anymore


Casie Becker wrote:Daves Garden plant files a plant database for gardens

(thanks Casie Becker). But this link is the one link I have been looking for
They claim over 7700 shops where you can order by mail.

Don't think I'll start accumulating that much in here
If another similar website comes forward, I'll ad it, but for companies, I can imagine you'd first want to check with Daves Garden and only put there link in here if you disagree or if you are missing one.


De Bolster (Nl) They grow for seeds, work 100% organic and are also doing some seeds selection (dunno on the good English term).
Bingenheimer Saatgut AG The most pushing company for Bio dynamicly selected seeds for the market garden in Western Europe. They also have some seeds that are 'only' organic.

Johnny Seeds: seeds, tools, books, small fruit, ...

From another post, I already found these ones, I thing USA?

And yes, seed exchange is even more likely to yield speciality seeds, but that is on luck so sometimes it is just faster to buy good quality seeds that you know will germinate.
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I second your frustration!

I get seed catalogs also from Territorial Seed Company and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, which I find interesting and occasionally something new and exciting. As for tree species (ARGHHH!!!) Here is a food plant desert. Nothing much local. I'll be experimenting with growing from seed this year. Others say they've had luck with that and that does increase genetic diversity. I've also gotten stuff from (but I warn you only order in late winter for spring because they will ship almost any time no mater how unfavorable for the plants, except if the ground is frozen). And, I just don't think middle of August is the right time to ship live plant materials in a plastic bag. I got my seed from Sheffield's and the grocery store. Sheffield's shipped fast and has a growing guide, so we'll see how that all works out. I'm hoping I get enough success to give away.
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There's another forum, Dave's Garden, which has the largest database of mail order and online nurseries, with reviews that I've found. If you know what plants you want, do a search to find them in the plant files and there will be a link on that page to vendors who carry (or at least sometimes carry) that plant variety.

It's not an organic forum, much less a permaculture site, but there are areas where they really excel. Vetting the quality of plant merchants is one.
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havent ordered from these people yet, but i love looking over their offerings -->
rolling river nursery

some day i will choose something from them, i bet...

this is a good source for unusual seeds -->

jl hudson seeds

another good source for tree seeds -->

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