Post by prairiegardens on Jan 17, 2020 15:49:30 GMT -5
Wondering about what catalogs people use.. I have just found two different sources in Canada, both in Alberta, that I had no idea existed and one specializes in tomatoes, mostly varieties bred by the owner, Casey's Heirloom Tomatoes, the other a general catalog from Wildrose Heritage Seed Co. which appears to offer a pretty interesting and large variety of heirlooms, some I've not seen offered anywhere else, at least in Canada.
There are several in the US I would like to order from from - I'm waiting to hear from Carol Deppe as the exchange rate is a killer and if she isn't selling seed this year then getting money exchanged is a waste of money and time...but it's encouraging that there are a few more people getting into the heritage/heirloom seed business here. Now if only Google wouldn't make it so hard to find them... I only found the one because it offers a specific variety I was looking for and as far as I know they are the only Canadian source.
OTOH I really need not go looking as I went through the JL Hudson catalog yesterday and for fun copied out the stuff I would like to try and without even getting near the veggie section there were over a hundred items and that's clearly not going to happen! Were there world enough and time...
Catalogues can be very drool inducing. I tend to need one packet from each one. Some of my favorites include my local triple divide seeds here in Montana, the snake river seed coop in Idaho, Prairie Road in North Dakota, resilient seeds in Washington, Adaptive seeds in Oregon, and Siskiyou seeds in Oregon. I like experimental farm network too I think it's in Jersey but with growers all over. Also really like Native Seeds Search in Arizona and J and L gardens in New Mexico. Also really like Sherck seeds in the Midwest, and Sandhill. Sometimes find something from seed savers exchange. Will often buy a few off seed racks too. Especially the Triple divide and seed savers seed racks.
There are several in the US I would like to order from from - I'm waiting to hear from Carol Deppe as the exchange rate is a killer and if she isn't selling seed this year then getting money exchanged is a waste of money and time...
Unfortunately, until you hear from folks that have received seeds from Carol Deppe, hold off on sending in that check. She apparently hasn't shipped much in the past few years due to health and other issues.