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Old May 20, 2019   #16
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Another +1 for Victory seeds and Tomato Growers Supply
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In addiition to Victory, I have used sample seed shop, Reimer Seeds, TGS and tomatofest. I did have one problem with germination from Tomatofest but most have been fine. Victory, Reimer and TGS have been my favorites. Sample Seed Shop is great when you don't need a lot of seeds and it keeps the cost down of ordering a larger variety of seeds instead of larger quantities of each.
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Old May 21, 2019   #18
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baker creek,free shipping
you can order 1 packet of seeds and the shipping is still free plus they throw in free seeds as a gift.
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Old May 22, 2019   #19
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I guarantee the pureness of the seed we sell. Everything grown in tunnels so the risk of disease and cross pollination is pretty much zip. I’ve had many a problem in the past with varieties I’ve gotten not being correct usually from trades or a source I wasn’t familiar with. Nothing worse than an imposter showing up in the garden when you were excited for something else.
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baker creek,free shipping
you can order 1 packet of seeds and the shipping is still free plus they throw in free seeds as a gift.
The free shipping is great, but I've had 5 packets of seeds out of maybe 30-40 packs total not be true. Three orders total, not one of them perfect... In one case they were not only the wrong variety but the wrong species! Not good enough. That third order a couple years ago was probably my last.
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I guarantee the pureness of the seed we sell. Everything grown in tunnels so the risk of disease and cross pollination is pretty much zip. I’ve had many a problem in the past with varieties I’ve gotten not being correct usually from trades or a source I wasn’t familiar with. Nothing worse than an imposter showing up in the garden when you were excited for something else.
100% agree.
It’s not good enough when buying seeds to “sometimes@ get what you’ve expected and paid for. I will add that I will not buy from people who cannot resist the temptation to artificially enhance colour and exaggerate descriptions.
If they can’t even tell the truth about what colour a tomato is I don’t believe anything else they say either.
Secret seed cartel is among the companies that provides beautiful realistic photos and correct variety descriptions along with crediting sources and breeders that is something I appreciate and respect.


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I have used Seeds N Such... they were good to me.
I don't like Baker Creek....4 bucks for a pack of seeds seems silly to me, also their farmer outfits are lame.
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I have purchased seeds from at least 25 sources. My favorites are Vertiloom & Heritage Seed Market.


Both have very high germination rates, a good selection & good prices.
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I can't see paying $3 for a packet of seeds and then $4.95 for shipping.
I normally save my own seeds but had to buy cuke and tomato seeds I no longer had.
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I have purchased seeds from at least 25 sources. My favorites are Vertiloom & Heritage Seed Market.


Both have very high germination rates, a good selection & good prices.


I go to the Vertiloom site, and one of the first things I see is one of "MY" tomatoes.


They list it as Blue Suede Shoes, but the name I gave it is Blue Suede-uth Shoes. I have no idea how they got seeds, or whether they have anything close to being stable.
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I was in a similar position at one point. try the Sample Seed Shop. You get smaller amounts of each variety but at a lower price. You don't need a lot of seeds to grow a few plants and save seeds yourself.
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