Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What is this? Plant identification?
by sanderson Today at 3:57 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by sanderson Today at 3:52 am

» Weight Watchers Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chili
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:30 pm

» Appetizer Recipes by SQWIB
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:19 pm

» Meat Lover's Recipes by SQWIB
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:18 pm

» Too Many Red Wiggler Worms in Raised Beds??
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:13 pm

» Newspapers vs Weed Cloth
by yolos Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 4:55 pm

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual Yesterday at 4:25 pm

» Biochar?
by SQWIB Yesterday at 3:24 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:19 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:37 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by Kelejan Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» 2018 - First Annual Seed Exchange Week - January 20-28 (Edited)
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:23 pm

» Is there ever enough compost?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Areogardening
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:38 am

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson 1/21/2018, 4:51 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2018
by sanderson 1/21/2018, 4:47 pm

» Are vegetables hurt by too much light?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/20/2018, 8:38 am

» Seed Starting!!
by brianj555 1/19/2018, 9:14 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson 1/19/2018, 2:56 pm

» Sow True Seeds
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2018, 8:00 am

» Colored Mulch
by No_Such_Reality 1/18/2018, 7:12 pm

» Taking on 4 Season Gardening
by Roseinarosecity 1/18/2018, 5:19 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2018, 3:53 pm

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:25 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:12 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2018, 7:08 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2018, 9:10 pm

» Gophers
by countrynaturals 1/16/2018, 12:32 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Newbie Question on seed packets

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Newbie Question on seed packets

Post  jheriot on 4/18/2012, 11:55 am

I'm brand new to gardening and just getting ready to hopefully plant (what I can) this weekend. I went to Walmart this morning and picked up some seed packets for the varieties I'll be planting... but then I got home and it occurred to me - with seeds, do you get what you pay for? I got some really cheap packets, should I return them and opt for better quality (or more expensive ones)??

This is what I got:


What are good brands to look out for? We have all the big box stores but also a specialty garden place that sells tons of seeds from companies that are not at the box store...
avatar
jheriot

Female Posts : 25
Join date : 2012-04-10
Age : 35
Location : Hudson, Wisconsin Zone 4b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newbie Question on seed packets

Post  camprn on 4/18/2012, 12:08 pm

Naw it's all good, go with what you have. CONGRATULATIONS! You are so close to being a Gardener!

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Newbie Question on seed packets

Post  givvmistamps on 4/18/2012, 12:28 pm

The main thing with seeds is that they actually sprout , then later put out food! So long as that happens, you'll be happy, since a SFG has all the nutrients needed inherent to the organic soil mix Mel recommends. Anything grown organically will taste as delicious as that variety can taste. Very Happy Good luck! We love to see pictures around here!
avatar
givvmistamps

Female Posts : 862
Join date : 2012-04-01
Age : 46
Location : Lake City, (NE) FL; USDA Hardiness Zone 8b, AHS Heat Zone 9, Sunset Zone 28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newbie Question on seed packets

Post  kbb964 on 4/18/2012, 12:53 pm

Doesnt matter what they cost! I just bought some for 75 cents at local hardware as they have like to have a fast turnover!

BURPEE are good seeds, they sell them at all the good garden centers around here.

It could just be that there are less seeds in the packet. I bought some for 2bucks with thousands in and then cheaper packets with only a hundred or so.

and glad you\'re here
avatar
kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 54
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Newbie Question on seed packets

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum