Inexpensive Seed Sources

scarzi(z7 MD)December 12, 2012

Where do you buy cheap seeds? Pinetree prices aren't bad, but I miss Value Seed from a few years ago.

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madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)

It depends on what you are looking for. For heirloom veggies, I go to Baker Creek; most veggies are $2.50 or $3 per packet. I also do a lot of butterfly gardening and want flower species; for these, I go to Prairie Moon, which has an excellent selection at $2 per packet, or to J. L. Hudson. That last mentioned firm has seeds from all over the world, an incredible selection; most packets are $2.50, though a few are cheaper and some a bit higher. All 3 have websites.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 6:04PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

This time of year many of the seed companies are having sales of 10-40% off common varieties. If you sign up for their email list you get notifications of such sales as well a email specials that you won't see on the website.

For example Henry Field's currently offers 20% off and free shipping. Good until Dec. 14th.

Value Seeds was ok for a very limited selection of things.

Dave

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 7:23PM
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juhur7(5a)

dollar seed at 80 cents packet and trade wind fruit 2.00 are good so is select seeds
I like swallowtail but they do get price high sometimes

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 2:59AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Don't forget all the Seed Exchanges here too. Cost of postage only.

Dave

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 10:36AM
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juhur7(5a)

digdirt that' a good thing to remember.
My favorite seed source was truly my mind when I was a "young-n" Remembering all 3 cent to 10 cent seed packets really is about the only thing I would want back from yesterday's "good ole days" only those are both "out of buisiness"!!!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 2:48PM
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mccommas(z5CT)

I once got a huge bag of tickseed for cheap on eBay. MILLIONS of seeds!

    Bookmark   December 16, 2012 at 9:16AM
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mswillis5

I love to purchase from sampleseeds.com Remy is the best to work with and I am 1000 miles away and get my seeds after only a day or two.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 11:29PM
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