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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 06:48 PM
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Need to buy organic seeds ..but from who?....


There are so many suppliers online ... is there any consensus among those here where you can buy organic seed at a good price ?


http://rareseeds.com / ..anyone now anything about them?

I got this one from this article:

http://www.greendaily.com/2009/03/25/burpee-monsanto-ru... /


Any leads are very much appreciated. I want to avoid any co. associated with Monsanto.

Thank you.


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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 06:53 PM
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1. Here is an xpost from Garden Group
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 12:11 AM
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11. Thx.. some of these groups are hard to find.. nt
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alstephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 06:57 PM
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2. Victory Seeds
For rare, open-pollinated and heirloom seeds. Now that I've tasted heirloom tomatoes nothing else will do!
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 12:12 AM
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12. What about Cherry tomatoes? The little ones.. any thoughts? nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 06:58 PM
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3. Abundant Life Seeds
They have open pollinated and organic seeds.

Used to be local to me but lost a bunch of their stock in a fire here a few yrs back. Now they are in Cottage Grove Oregon. http://www.abundantlifeseeds.com/
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 12:14 AM
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13. thx .. nt
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 07:08 PM
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4. Obviously buy closer to home if you can. Johnny's is good but it's all the way up here in Maine.
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 12:16 AM
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15. You know that is an excellent point ..postage and time and all. thx /nt
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 06:49 AM
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17. That plus carbon footprint of the seeds. :^)
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 07:18 PM
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5. The Page Seed Company
The Page Seed Company
1 A Green Street
Greene, MY 13788

I bought mine at our local feed store - 100% USDA Certified organic seed.
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 08:41 PM
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7. what exactly is an organic seed?
I hate to say it but that term sounds like a marketing phrase to fool unsuspecting people into buying non heirloom seeds.
I have seeds that are hybrids but,hey,they were grown organicly!
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 12:03 AM
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9. I think you hit upon what worries most of us... to me its 100% naturally formed. No dna splicing..nt
Edited on Wed Apr-14-10 12:04 AM by wroberts189
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creeker Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 06:38 PM
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24. did you know that corn is a "gm" plant?
modified by native americans centuries ago--corn once resembled a grain such as barley or wheat--- each kernel in it's on husk
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 05:56 AM
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16. Organic does not mean heirloom
To be organic means that the plants were grown without chemicals and the seed is not treated with chemicals. I don't think that any company dealing in organic seed would go to the trouble of producing GM organically grown seed since many GM seeds are engineered to be used with chemicals like RoundUp.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-10 09:08 PM
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20. Most if not all organic seed distributors
are also very big on heirloom varieties, as well. You just have to look at what varieties you are buying.
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 12:09 AM
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10. found them ..thx ..... " MY" haha ... typo NY ..
Edited on Wed Apr-14-10 12:10 AM by wroberts189
You had me confused a bit :)


According to another poster ..and it makes sense ..the closer the better and they are close.


http://www.pageseed.com/contact.html
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la la Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 07:36 PM
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6. have you checked etsy?
http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=org...

i've gotten some organic tomato seeds from there....
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-10 12:14 AM
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14. I will now ..thanks.. nt
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 11:56 PM
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8. THANKS TO ALL ..will check out all links :) nt
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creeker Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-10 08:17 PM
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18. seeds are seeds--- organic is in the growing--my .02 worth
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 12:37 PM
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19. I agree, seeds are seeds, and organic is in the growing....but,
heritage is important.
I try to buy seeds from heirlooms that are localized to the soil and weather conditions of my area, West Central Arkansas.
The County Extension, local library, the local Co-Op, and the Old Timers are good places to find out "What grows best right here?"

The Old Timers are one of the very best sources of information, and they are generally happy to talk about their gardens. Somebody who has been growing vegetables for 50 years in your neighborhood, or families that have been growing vegetables for several generations, KNOW what grows best in your area. Ask several, and they will generally agree on their answers.
If you are polite enough, they MIGHT even turn you on to their private seed stock that has been in their family for generations.




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creeker Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 06:32 PM
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23. true enough but you are talking a different subject
many heirloom seed are very susceptible to disease--but can be superior in taste--
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-10 11:38 AM
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21. Have you tried Seeds of Change?
They are certified organic, but might be kind of pricey.

http://www.seedsofchange.com/
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-10 05:12 PM
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22. My husband loves that company. He prefers getting all sort of things
From all over the world, that sit in planters. and look beautiful.

Our garden tends to be from seeds we saved last year, and also whatever is cheapest from the local drug store or hardware store. But you are reminding me that probably I could get stuff for the garden from Seeds Of Change.

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