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#11
I've been ordering from Baker Creek, rareseeds.com, for a few years now. Never had an issue with them. Great germination rate, awesome yearly catalog and they even send you a free gift with your order every once in a while.

Im down with exchanging. All I deal with are heirlooms.
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(09-11-2012, 09:58 PM)Gods Country Wrote:
(09-11-2012, 09:26 AM)dman Wrote: Where did you get the seeds from in the first place ?


I have purchased my seeds from:
https://www.seedsavers.org/Account/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fAccount%2fOrderDetails.aspx%3ford%3d%7ebbccYT%26in%3d%7ecmccnEc%26confirm%3dtrue&ord=~bbccYT&in=~cmccnEc&confirm=true


I've read good things about these folks.

http://rareseeds.com/

I plan to purchase some seeds from them soon.


I would be happy to send a few seeds, of the few I've collected, to anyone that is interested.  Just to get the ball rolling.

Probably won't be for a month or two though.


Are you able to harvest seed from plants or do have to buy every year ?
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(09-12-2012, 07:21 PM)dman Wrote:
(09-11-2012, 09:58 PM)Gods Country Wrote:
(09-11-2012, 09:26 AM)dman Wrote: Where did you get the seeds from in the first place ?


I have purchased my seeds from:
https://www.seedsavers.org/Account/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fAccount%2fOrderDetails.aspx%3ford%3d%7ebbccYT%26in%3d%7ecmccnEc%26confirm%3dtrue&ord=~bbccYT&in=~cmccnEc&confirm=true


I've read good things about these folks.

http://rareseeds.com/

I plan to purchase some seeds from them soon.


I would be happy to send a few seeds, of the few I've collected, to anyone that is interested.  Just to get the ball rolling.

Probably won't be for a month or two though.


Are you able to harvest seed from plants or do have to buy every year ?


No you harvest your own seeds.  That's the beauty.
I'm doing the easy stuff now.  Tomatoes, cukes, corn, green beans (hopefully).  When it comes to veggies that have to go to seed, like onions or carrots....well.....that's next years challange.
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#14
GODS COUNTRY, not only am i interested I will donate some cash to your cause . PM me please ! I want in on this and you are way ahead of the curve !
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(09-13-2012, 09:23 AM)dman Wrote: GODS COUNTRY, not only am i interested I will donate some cash to your cause . PM me please ! I want in on this and you are way ahead of the curve !




There is no need to send cash. 
I'm just starting out myself with the heirlooms. 
The trick is to try and find out what grows best in your area.
We are reasonably close, so I would guess it wouldn't be to different. 

I presume you currently garden?
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#16
I really know nothing about botany or growing things. I should really learn.
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#17
(09-13-2012, 09:33 AM)Gods Country Wrote:
(09-13-2012, 09:23 AM)dman Wrote: GODS COUNTRY, not only am i interested I will donate some cash to your cause . PM me please ! I want in on this and you are way ahead of the curve !




There is no need to send cash. 
I'm just starting out myself with the heirlooms. 
The trick is to try and find out what grows best in your area.
We are reasonably close, so I would guess it wouldn't be to different. 

I presume you currently garden?


Yes there is need for you to grow when you can help so many , you do need help and "cash" will help you and others so let me be the first to donate ! No man is an island !
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#18
I'm game. However, that being said, I'm very new to the seed saving aspect of my gardening. I have saved seeds from some melons once that I still have but I don't know if the fruit was on the vine long enough to become viable. I did let one of my zucchinis get really mature once so I'm hoping the seed became viable. I have a jack-o-lantern type pumpkin on the vine right now that I'm letting on as long as I can to ensure viable seed. I had some Lima beans dry on the bush this year and I saved them and let them dry some more in the house before I put them away but I'm not sure if they were hybrid or not. I also let my basil plant go to seed this year once it got warm and wanted to bolt. The seeds are still on the plant and the plant is still in the planter and I will be collecting all of those seeds when it's done. I'm planning on buying some lazy wife beans (pole type green beans) for myself and my day and I know for a fact that they are heirloom and they are hard to find so I will be keeping seed from them. Lets get this thread also talking about saving seeds so we can become more active in seed saving.
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#19
Are your seeds heirloom seeds?
You can save seeds but many modern seeds either won't germinate or germiantae poorly and yield weak plants.
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#20
GC, you know I'm already in.
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