imafan26
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Re: seed suppliers

I get some seed from my local extension. The cost is $1 a packet and they are varieties bred for my climate. I get tropical corn, Kai choy cabbage, Jalapeno (Wailua), Hawaiian chilli, and eggplant. They do have low bearing papaya and GMO papaya (ringspot resistant only if you watch the video and sign the agreement).
Most of my Asian vegetables come from a local supplier or from Kitazawa Seeds
Other seeds come from Pumpkin Nook (Ferry Morse seeds), Baker seeds, Johnny's, High Mowing (organic), territorial, Tomato growers supply and bean and pea inoculant from Burpee.

I also save many seeds from my garden and people give me seeds and cuttings.
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digitS'
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Imafan, you have reminded me. Don't wait for a Tomato Growers Supply catalog this year. The company has been sold and they are just online in 2018.

Vince and Linda Sapp started the company in the 80's. Vince passed away quite a few years ago and Linda has recently sold the company.

There are several online-only companies that have been doing business that way for years. I order everything that way but it's been okay with me to drag my paper catalog around the house, mark in it, dog-ear the pages, go back thru again and again ... I think I can adjust but I must have been one of the few teenagers back in the 60's with a seed catalog (R. H. Shumway) on my bedside table. Yeah, I can adjust as long as I can still carry the packet out to the garden in my shirt pocket and scratch seed into the dirt.

;) Steve
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digitS' wrote:You are in Wisconsin.

Is your home anywhere near Randolph? That's where Jung's Seed is located. They have a garden center and that must be quite a place. Jung's is a major mail order seed company but it could be very interesting to walk the aisles and see everything on racks. They also have farm seed, so all packaging sizes and probably a local orientation for those.

Western Wisconsin ... does that mean close to St Paul Minnesota? Jordan Seed and Ranch is near by. That's somewhat of a farm source with larger amounts. Still, seed lasts and you might have a big garden. We often make combined orders from Jordan with a friend.

Steve
We are about 2 hours West of Randolph and about 2 hours Southeast of the cities.

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digitS'
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Well, that is a little far ...

It would sorta be like me driving to Ellensburg Washington to Irish Eyes Garden Seed.

I could save on shipping costs for their seed potatoes... but ... I've never quite been able to be driving by for other reasons during the right time of the year. And, can't bring myself to go otherwise.

Steve
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In Maine (Downeast) we had a saying, "Ya can't get they-uh from he-uh."

It would be like, "Ya know Coggin's Fa-hm? Well, you don't want ta go thata way. Ya could try the Newbury road, but only iffen the hay is in. Mebbe up ta the rivah and then wade across, ayuh. But ya can't get they-uh from he-uh."

We also had a saying for any minor repair job, "Ya coulda used a chainsaw. Ayuh." But that's not relevant for seed sources.

Ah, rural life...

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Thanrose

Ordering seeds - especially heirlooms - for the deep south is an issue. I call the seed providers and discuss my specific needs. They have always been very helpful. A phone call is much better than looking through a cataog.
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