I would also add Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange to that list.TZ -OH6 wrote:.... There are many other choices if you want heirloom seeds. ...
I have had good experiences with both of those companies.
i get seeds from the grocery store all the time, and the health food stores bulk bins. whats wrong with that?No no. I knew you weren't getting them from the grocery store, but I was afraid that if I didn't emphasize and explain properly, some readers might get that impression.
good points applestar. though i will say not all stores are the same. the local health food store has bulk bins that are way better than the grocery store. they have more varieties( rare heirlooms 30 kinds of beans alone)Oh! And typically no variety name specified, though sometimes there are rare exceptions, usually with fresh produce.
You want to be AWARE of, and accept that there might be some risk.
that makes me great post[/quote]So, if I don't like the taste this year, it won't be any better next year... unless I purposely cross it with a tasty tomato. When I do that cross on purpose... I just created a hybrid, and now I have to stabilize it to have consistent results... or make the same cross every year!
I choose heirlooms for the stability of their seeds, and I will do the crossing myself, or not!
OK. Yes, I have said many times, "I will not put any part of a store bought potato in my garden, nor my compost heap." The risk of disease is very real if you do.No no. I knew you weren't getting them from the grocery store, but I was afraid that if I didn't emphasize and explain properly, some readers might get that impression.