First time buying seeds online.

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by james_black, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. james_black

    james_black Active Member

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    Wife and I will like to buy the following items...

    .lavender
    .chamomile
    .peppermint
    .lemon balm


    Which place will you recommend?
    thanks in advance:)
     
  2. james_black

    james_black Active Member

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    29 views and nobody can help me? wow:confused:
     

  3. mdprepper

    mdprepper I sold my soul to The_Blob. He had candy...

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    Sorry, I purchase seeds from a local store. Actually, I can honestly say that I have never bought anything on-line before. I keep meaning to and just haven't gotten around to it. This site seems like a good place to start, I have their catalog. I have not ordered from there, but folks I talked to on another site have and do recommend them.

    Medicinal Herb seeds From Mountain Rose Herbs

    Hope that helps:flower:
     
  4. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

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    (Oh duh...this is an after-edit...I reread your post and you said you were ordering online. So ignore most of what I just wrote below, but it might help someone!)

    Sorry James. I didn't respond because I don't know if you're ordering online or just going to buy them somewhere near you. And it depends if you're buying seed or plants. Now, if you happen to be within driving distance of NW Montana, I could divide my plants and give you all those and more.

    If you're ordering online, there's lots of companies. I've used Johnny's seed and Gurney's, among others, but I'm not sure right off if they have herbs/those herbs. You could do a search.

    Locally, we have some greenhouses that I go to for the plants/seeds I don't feel like starting myself.

    I've also seen the ones on your list for sale among the seeds at the local hardware store, and most likely Home Depot or Wal-mart.

    While getting a quality plant or quality seed is important, knowing what to do with them when you get them helps a lot too. Also, what will grow well in your area depends on your climate (temps day and night, humidity, wind, etc.), your soil, rainfall/watering ability.

    If there's any more specific way I can help you, please ask.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  5. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    I also skip the online-purchase unless there is no way that I can find that same product locally. I prefer to put money in the pockets of those that I can talk to than putting money in the pockets of people that are faceless / voiceless / nameless.

    I usually get my seeds from the local GoldenAcres Garden Center where I can pick the brains of the experts. If I am just looking for general seeds to see what will happen, I will visit Canadian Tire, Walmart or similar stores.
     
  6. Emerald

    Emerald Well-Known Member

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    I get most of my heirloom seeds at Baker Creek seeds or their online catalog Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I have had great luck with them, and when they didn't have something I ordered in stock they gave me a CASH refund and a free packet of seeds to try. In fact usually every order has a freeby packet thrown in. Just watch out tho, it makes ya want every darn veggie they sell!:D
     
  7. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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