Need seed catalog recommendations, please!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by HHandbasket, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I have always purchased my vegetable garden seeds from garden centers, Walmart, wherever I could find them. However, I am now looking into the joy of ordering seeds from a catalog for my spring planting.

    I am looking for a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds, seedlings, as well as herbs and sprouting seeds. I would also like to grow some quinoa and maybe a small patch of alfalfa for the chickens (in the spring, I'm planting two varieties of sunflowers, seed corn, and flax just for the chooks, and we are planting quinoa and amaranth for us AND the chooks).

    Can anyone recommend a seed company that will suit all my needs? I have come across several on doing Google and Yahoo searches, and I would also appreciate the input of my more experienced gardening co-horts here on BYC! I'm looking for variety and, of course, bargains and deals (aren't we all?? LOL), but most importantly, I am always willing to pay a li'l extra for better quality and higher yields.

  2. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    I just got the most beautiful Baker Creek Heirloom catalog!

    I am going to need to put myself on a seed budget
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Check out Peaceful Valley Farm Supply in Grass Valley, CA.

    We've just started dealing with them this year and will continue to do so as they have a great variety seeds and plants. Their customer service is fantastic, too! We got this years seed garlic, next years veggie/herb seeds from them and will be ordering some fruit trees and hardy kiwi plants from them in the next week or so.

    Another great seed company is Bakers Creek Heirloom Seed in Mansfield, MO.

    Hope this is some help! [​IMG]
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    We used this company for my ag class at school. They are all organic, have most of what you are looking for, and carry some unusual varieties as well. They are a little more expensive, but all the plants are heirloom variety and you will save money in future years by collecting the seeds from your own plants and planting them the following years.
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    My Baker Creek catalog came today as well! I love it! It makes me want to buy everything. Sadly, there is a large gap between the ordering and the planting of said seeds. [​IMG]
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Sand hill is great I have never seen so many different tomato varieties in 1 place. They also have brooder greens for planting in outdoor runs and other types of heirloom veggies as well. They specialize in sweet potatoes.
  8. gilavina

    gilavina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2011
    Southeast Nebraska
    there is also sustainable seed company and seed savers exchange. Seed savers exchange is my favorite, and their catalog is absolutely one of the most gorgeous ones out there. Baker Creek is also a good one.
  9. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    NE Wisconsin
    Quote:Was just gonna post this These are the best seeds ever I have been doing there seeds now a few years and they are great.....!!
  10. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Thank you all!

    I will check into that Baker Creek place, Sand Hill, and Peaceful Valley Farm Supply. Grass Valley, CA, is only about an hour and a half from me in the next county over (it's a pretty mountainous drive between here and there, though, which is why it takes so long to get there).

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