Where are you buying your seeds?

  • Where are you buying your seeds?

    Posted by SilverLining on December 7, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    I received my first seed catalog this week! Yippee!!! To me, it’s better than the Sears & Roebuck or JCPenney catalogs for those of you old enough to remember. 😆

    I was wondering where you buy your seeds?

    I’ve bought from many companies and attended seed swaps with good and bad results. MIGardener and Baker Creek are some you may already know.

    if you sale seeds or can make some recommendations, please post in this discussion. Thank you.

    yosef61 replied 1 year, 2 months ago 46 Members · 71 Replies
  • 71 Replies
  • DrumminSon

    December 7, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Morgan County Seeds is the only place that I buy from. They have everything you need and they will send you a free catalog if you email them…

    • JackieC

      December 7, 2022 at 6:19 pm

      Very helpful thank you for sharing!!!

    • DrumminSon

      December 7, 2022 at 9:48 pm

      Morgan County Seeds also has high tunnels greenhouses and related equipment…

  • Stoutlander

    December 7, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

    • Raspberry

      December 11, 2022 at 4:24 am

      I got their catalog this year and they have several I want. Have you had a good experience with their company and seeds?

      • Stoutlander

        December 12, 2022 at 12:00 am

        So far, so good. No complaints.

      • Raspberry

        December 13, 2022 at 10:58 pm

        Excellent! Thank you!!

      • Okiegardener

        February 7, 2023 at 11:25 pm

        Yes I’m ordering from them only from now on

  • Billt21

    December 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    The other already listed I would add

    https://tomatogrowers.com kind of a specialty site concentrated on tomatoes as the web address would indicate. But also has a full line of peppers and a few other things. In fact I have my 2023 order supposedly being on the mail truck for delivery today!

    Also I have had very good results from off the shelf Burpee and Ferry-Morse from the garden center that I don’t think should be overlooked especially for the small back yard gardener just starting out. Think of them as the gate way.

    And Sow Right brand from Amazon for odd herbs has been an excellent brand for me with very good germination. Yes I know Amazon is evil, just use an affiliate link from your favorite YouTuber and bleed Amazon a bit.

    Have a great day

    Bill T.

  • Maytag

    December 7, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    I’m not sure I’m gonna have room to grow anything new in the spring. Got plenty of seeds still in my cabinet (some repeats, some I haven’t tried yet)! Plus propagation of things like sweet potatoes and garlic which I don’t need seeds for.

    As far as recommendations, I’ve had good success with Burpee seeds in the past couple years, as well as some things I bought from https://www.seedman.com/

  • Private_Cluck

    December 7, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    For the upcoming year, all tomato seeds will come exclusively from Totally Tomatoes. Everything else will hopefully come from Hoss Tools. We had best germination rates from these two. Backup suppliers for anything we cannot get from Hoss Tools will be Gurneys and Baker Creek, likely in this order.

    • gardenlady

      January 18, 2023 at 12:26 pm

      Hoss tools is one of my most successful seed companies too. Awesome germination rate. Worth the money.

  • SilverLining

    December 8, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Thank you all for your recommendations. Keeps them coming as this may help others.

  • Clairvoyant-Countess

    December 8, 2022 at 1:17 am

    I used to purchase from Baker Creek but they have a lot of common varieties and charge a premium for them. They do specialize in unusual seeds but I keep those to a minimum (a couple new kinds of seeds every year). I’ve had some difficulty with germination from a couple of packages and started looking around at different companies. I buy most seeds from Dollar Seeds. They have good quality (germination), good variety and a great price $1. You get the same amount of seeds as Baker Creek for a third of the price. I do buy hard to find seeds from other companies (Roselle seeds from Hoss – Hoss has really good stuff) and I will pay a premium if I want a difficult to find seed.


    • JD-in-GA

      December 8, 2022 at 4:06 pm

      Wow! Nice selection at that price! I had never heard of them – Thanks for the tip!

  • TagNBee

    December 8, 2022 at 1:26 am

    We had great success with the Buffalo Seed Company last year. The plants handled the heat and we a great crop

  • Brandon

    December 8, 2022 at 4:59 am

    We buy from fruition seeds as they’re relatively local to us in the Finger Lakes region of NY.


  • Bluesky63

    December 9, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Here in mid-Missouri, I go to my local MFA (Missouri Farmers Assoc) dealer. They have seed in bulk for a very reasonable price. They also sell seed potatoes (50 cents/ pound), several types of onion sets and more. This is the cheapest place to pick up fertilizer, tools, and many other supplies. And I like supporting our local business.

  • DB1

    December 11, 2022 at 12:57 am

    I find the best way to shop for seeds is to find seed companies that specialize in your region. For example, I live in Alabama zone 7b and I find Southern Exposure and Sow True Seed have good selections of seeds that will grow well in my area.

  • soma_farms

    December 11, 2022 at 2:10 am

    I have bought from many different seed companies, participated in seed swaps, and even bought seeds from local stores. But what I’m really focused on is saving my own seeds so that I’m not buying what I can easily do myself. I follow “Seed to Seed” and have been having success although I have only just started getting serious about it.

  • KimC

    December 11, 2022 at 3:09 am

    I’ve ordered from several of the places listed in this thread over the years, but didn’t see a few companies I’ve also had good results with, so I’ll toss them and a few others that I have catalogs from (but have no direct experience with yet) into the ring for anyone who wants to check them out:

    MIGardener (dot com). They’re a great inexpensive source and their selection has grown every year and even includes live plants (berries, asparagus and more). They finally raised their seed price from $1/packet to $2/packet this year, but it’s still a good deal because you get approximately the same amount of seeds that you would from the more expensive places, and the shipping is free for orders of $12 and up; they’re a family/Christian-owned small business. Seeds ‘n Such is one I came across this past year and their catalog has had a couple of things that were hard to find elsewhere (they have one of the larger selections of nasturtium varieties I’ve found). <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>FastGrowingTrees (dot com); I ordered my mango trees from them and they were high quality trees that were exceptionally well packaged. WellSpringGardens (dot com), has good quality live plants; they’re a little pricey and the selection changes seasonally. StrictlyMedicinalSeeds (dot com) has a great selection including some unusual items and live plants. <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>Gurneys (dot com), is pricey, but the quality is usually good.

    Then there’s <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>AnniesAnnuals (dot com), and I think their catalog is set up by categories like pollinators, native plants and others, etc. TheStoutBrothers (dot com) has been mentioned by a couple of YT homesteaders, but I haven’t ordered anything from them. I think they mostly sell trees, and ship nationwide. <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color); background-color: var(–bb-content-background-color);”>Logees (dot com), <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color); background-color: var(–bb-content-background-color);”>FarmerSeed (dot com), <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color); background-color: var(–bb-content-background-color);”>4SeasonsNurseries (dot com), and <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color); background-color: var(–bb-content-background-color);”>eBurgess (dot com); I was not impressed with the one order I did with them, but could be due to my geography/zone? They have some unusual items that I hadn’t seen elsewhere, and I’ve been tempted to try them one more time, but what I ordered was not particularly well packaged and the live plant quality was not nearly as good as some other places I’ve done business with (their supplies were okay and reasonably prices). If you try them out be sure to keep the packaging the order arrives in because that is the key to getting a refund, replacement or doing a return. Read the fine print. I wasn’t impressed with their business practices, so let the buyer beware.

    <font color=”rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)” face=”inherit”>I would like to start collecting a variety of holiday and Christmas blooming cactus plants. If anyone here knows a good </font>source<font color=”rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)” face=”inherit”>, please let me know. Burgess is one of the companies that advertises at least four or five different colors in their catalog, but I’m hesitant to try them again and hope to find another source that’s recommended by someone directly. Thanks.</font>

  • JillHillFarm

    December 11, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    I source from multiple places b/c I have a seed addiction. San Diego Seed Co is good for me cause although on the west coast, they are my zone and I can usually grow what they grow. Also buy a good deal from Baker Creek and Botanical Interests. I want to try Hoss Co this year as well. After that I’ll probably start a seed addiction support group 😂

  • Grampa-J

    December 11, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Used to love the Sears, Penny’s and Wards catalogs. Lately I have been getting my seeds from Baker Creek, Seed Savers, Totally Tomatoes and Tomato Growers. In the past I have had good luck with PineTree and Territorial. I have had good germination rates with all of these.

Page 1 of 3

Log in to reply.