The purchasing of vegetable seeds

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  1. Petronius

    Petronius Young Pine

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    Do you buy vegetable seeds at a store or garden center? Or do you purchase them from a catalog or online?
     
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  3. mart

    mart Hardy Maple

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    We have a great little garden center/market here ! I buy seed there or on ebay if its a hard to find seed !
    In spring I get started vegetables for $1.99 per six pack for most ! Few are $2.29 for a six pack but not many !
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Petronius, a friend just gave me a bucket load of vegetable seeds. She has given up her community garden plot and thus gave me all her seeds. Some are still obviously fresh, others I will have to do a germination test on. I am grateful.
     
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    SamIAm New Seed

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    The variety is better from mail order places and you generally get better information on the specific variety from the catalog than you do from the back of the seed packet. However garden centers often stock only varieties that do well in your area or are "tried and true". I usually get about 80% of my seeds online and 20% locally. Its one of the great winter activities to pore though all the catalogs and flag stuff you want to grow. Standing at the racks in the garden centers is just not the same thing.
     



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    Catdaddy6676 Seedling

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    @Cayuga Morning, This is truly a kind act of charity!
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Check out ebay ! I have had excellent results from the sellers there ! And reasonable prices !!
     
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    hummerbum In Flower

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    Petronius....love getting my catalogs (Baker Creek, Parks Seeds, Burpee and more) this time of the year....Happy Gardener!!!
    Oh, yes i've been super busy...will reveal why later.
     
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    @hummerbum, I recently learned that the Burpee Seed Catalog comes out in the mail in late December.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    It might depend on where you live as to when you receive one of their catalogs, I got one today.
     
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    Brian1985 Seedling

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    I do most of my buying online. We don't really have a good variety of seeds around here in the nurseries.
     
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    I bought mine online from what appears to be a small Canadian company. I'll probably buy a few extra seeds, here and there, later.
     
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    Petronius Young Pine

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    @adam.ca Where are the other places you might buy extra seeds?
     
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    adam.ca Seedling

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    walmart or a grocery store
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Try Ebay ! I find most of the hard to find seeds there !
     
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