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    Where do you buy seeds for your garden? What are your favourite seed companies?

    I tend to buy my seeds online. I love heirloom seeds! My favorite businesses (all Canadian) are:

    Heritage Harvest Seeds:

    http://www.heritageharvestseed.com/

    Salt Spring Seeds:

    http://www.saltspringseeds.com/

    The Cottage Gardener:

    http://cottagegardener.com/

    Annapolis Seeds:


    http://www.annapolisseeds.com/

    I have had great experiences ordering from all of these companies. Heritage Harvest stands out a bit because they have always included a free packet of seeds with my orders. (I received one with my order today!) Salt Spring Seeds stands out because of their friendly customer service, the excellent selection of medicinal herbs, and a page devoted to 1/2 price seeds.

    Though I have never ordered from this (American) business, their online downloadable catalog is sheer eye candy to look at!
    http://www.seedsavers.org/CatalogRequest.aspx

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    When I was growing my own annuals I always ordered from Stokes. I had a lot of luck with them. Never got a bad batch.

    http://www.stokeseeds.com/

    We also grow sprouts and order from Mums Seeds.

    http://www.sprouting.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Smyth View Post
    When I was growing my own annuals I always ordered from Stokes. I had a lot of luck with them. Never got a bad batch.

    http://www.stokeseeds.com/

    We also grow sprouts and order from Mums Seeds.

    http://www.sprouting.com/

    Yes! I *love* Mumm's seeds!!
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    They even sell some of Mumms seeds in Marche Tau here, I was surprised to see them in stores. We buy broccolli, fenugreek, sunflower, alfalfa, quinoi, chick peas and a few others, mostly online though.

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    cool! great info. I never thought to order seeds online, I just buy them at those little stands in the hardware stores. I didn't have the greatest luck this year finding what I wanted, so I think I'll try the online thing next year!
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    william damm
    stokes
    dominion
    are all good!
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    I was looking for very specific heirloom squashes, melon and malabar spinach this year, so I bought them from ebay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Smyth View Post
    When I was growing my own annuals I always ordered from Stokes. I had a lot of luck with them. Never got a bad batch.

    http://www.stokeseeds.com/

    We also grow sprouts and order from Mums Seeds.

    http://www.sprouting.com/
    I got some seeds from Stokes. Most of them sprouted fine, I had bad luck with a couple packets. I figured it was my own bad luck or mistake, and I wouldn't normally have complained... But they sent me an email asking for feedback, so in their survey I told them I had bad luck with a couple packets, they sent me new ones right away free of charge. I highly recommend them
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    I often bought on http://www.stokeseeds.com/ I love it
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    I have used Stokes in the past but for the past year or so I have been buying from T&T seeds in Winnipeg. Great service and quality. I have a huge garden, no complaints!

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    I picked up some Canna seeds from plants in a public park (don't know if it's technically allowed, but i didn't damage plants), and next season I'm gonna test the process described here: http://www.cooltropicalplants.com/gr...from-seed.html
    Looks easy enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasha100 View Post
    william damm
    stokes
    dominion
    are all good!
    thanks for sharing. Nice.
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    I've always used Stokes, never had any problems. I'll have to look into some of the others you guys have mentioned! I'm always looking for new varieties
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    Quote Originally Posted by tobiwobi View Post
    I picked up some Canna seeds from plants in a public park (don't know if it's technically allowed, but i didn't damage plants), and next season I'm gonna test the process described here: http://www.cooltropicalplants.com/gr...from-seed.html
    Looks easy enough.
    I love using "free gardening". I always reuse my morning glory seeds and whatever else I grow. Parks and other people gardens are great places to find seeds, just ask first when using peoples gardens lol. Also ask friends to save their seeds too!
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    Annapolis Seeds (an heirloom seed business in Nova Scotia) is now set up so you can order online using PayPal. Yaaayy!

    http://www.annapolisseeds.com/

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