Trying to sort out Seed catalogs
I should 1st say I prefer organic open pollinated types over hybrid science fiction types.
I've purchased from Seed Saver's Exchange and like the results. I purchased from an online retailer called Tomatofest and thought one of the tomatoes I got from him was the best. I was reading his descriptions and wanted to see if there was more info so I right clicked and went to some site called local harvest and the descriptions were almost identical.
Who am I buying from anyway? Seed Saver's wants $40 to get access to 13k varieties including almost 5k of tomatoes alone. Is it best to use local harvest and seed out various farms? I'm mostly looking for some obscure tomato seeds. I'm probably best off going with seed savers for larger seed needs like peas for example.
Would there be much difference between the San Marzano Redorta seeds from catalog to catalog? I mean besides price. I noticed the local harvest website have many offerings from various farms. Is that kind of like what the Seed Saver's larger catalog is like but on a grander scale?
I'm on the outside looking in. I just want to grow the redorta tomatoes I spoke of again as well as the other heirloom types. I wasn't too satisfied with the Burpee San Marzano tomatoes I grew last year(my dog loved them though and stoles lots of them). I've just got the tomato itch right now even though in April I set out some San Marzanos in the greenhouse and they did well, took suckers, placed them in another place and they did well...and right before they withered suckered again and I have them growing inside! lol One has an orange tomato on it. I need to move to a warm climate I love gardening too much!