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
» Today's Harvest
by Roseinarosecity Today at 12:26 am

» New England Nov 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:03 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:51 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:30 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 11/21/2017, 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/21/2017, 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/19/2017, 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Buying seeds?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Buying seeds?

Post  PlumPudding on 1/17/2012, 7:30 pm

We've just moved to a house with a small yard and no veggie gardens. I'm already planning for this coming season but I have no clue where to get seeds from. Are there local seed companies around the Ottawa/Renfrew valley area? Or anywhere in Ontario? And do they have free catalogues?

PlumPudding

Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 48
Location : soon to be Petawawa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buying seeds?

Post  janezee on 1/17/2012, 8:01 pm

avatar
janezee

Female Posts : 242
Join date : 2011-09-21
Age : 110
Location : Away

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buying seeds?

Post  bullfrogbabe on 1/26/2012, 9:36 pm

Watch for the "Seedy Sunday" event that is held in Pembroke at Fellowes High School each year.

It should be coming up soon. It is a seed swap and there are local seed vendors there too. Plus some interesting / educational seminars.

http://www.ottawariverinstitute.ca/news/644-seedy-sunday-march-4-2012-call-for-volunteers

Looks like it will be on March 4 this year. See poster at link above. It is a great winter day out for us gardeners as we dream about spring!

You can also go visit Huberts Springhill Nursery; just head towards Pembroke on Petawawa Blvd and you will see it on the right.....they are open even during winter most days / weekends and they already have seeds available. They carry seeds from Ontario Seed Company (OSC) and others. They will order in for you if they don't have what you want or will at least help you figure out who carries it (they have catalogues from several companies).
avatar
bullfrogbabe

Female Posts : 189
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 46
Location : Petawawa, Ontario, Canada Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buying seeds?

Post  eflan on 2/5/2012, 9:45 am

I ordered from Vesey's, Tree & Twig and Heritage Harvest this year.

Tree & Twig was extremely fast - about a week and a half - even when I mailed a check. They're a smaller organic style farm in the Niagara region that has a lot of nice heirlooms.
http://treeandtwig.ca

The Heritage Harvest was slightly slower responding than T&T, but they're more established. The catalog doesn't look like much if you get a paper copy... but the darn thing is PACKED (73 varieties of beans, 198 varieties of tomatoes... yes, I counted, etc). I had a lot of trouble trying to narrow things down lol. They're located in Manitoba, and have more heirlooms than you could shake a stick at.
http://www.heritageharvestseed.com/

Vesey's is Vesey's. They've apparently been going downhill, but most of my order was for germination stuff anyway. I'm only getting two of their seeds: a bok choy (since I can't find it anywhere else) and a packet of everbearing alpine strawberries.
avatar
eflan

Posts : 29
Join date : 2012-01-08
Location : SW Ontario, Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

local seeds

Post  craig1 on 2/15/2012, 11:53 am

P.P.
Are you looking for "garden variety" veggies or rare and Heirloom varieties?
My favorite for rare and Heirloom this year is Terra Edibles in Foxborough ON. They have a website, http://www.terraedibles.ca/index.html
a free printed catalogue and a retail outlet.
As well, Heritage Harvest Seed (mentioned earlier), I haven't purchased from them yet, as, I will see them at our local Seedy Saturday event, but, they have an excellent selection of Heirlooms as well. Google "seedy saturday" or check Facebook for a schedule.
For a hands on experience, store, greenhouse, experts, I visit T&T seeds locally in Winnipeg. They ship across Canada as well.
http://www.ttseeds.com/PHP/home.php
For those that have some time on their hands, here is a link for the most comprehensive Canadian supplier list I have come across to date:
http://www.napi.ca/gardening/links/canasources/canadian_sources_for_seeds_a.htm
Craig
avatar
craig1

Male Posts : 4
Join date : 2012-02-05
Location : Winnipeg (3a or b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buying seeds?

Post  ayanefan on 2/18/2012, 7:37 pm

Canadian Tire have a large assortment of McKenzie seeds and I found dozens of seeds at the Dollarama and the Great Canadian Dollar store.

*now I must hide, I feel a heat seeking carrot coming my way from angry gardeners from all over Canada*
avatar
ayanefan

Male Posts : 65
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 47
Location : Like, super awesome place that's cold.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buying seeds?

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/18/2012, 9:46 pm

*now I must hide, I feel a heat seeking carrot coming my way from angry gardeners from all over Canada*


Don't run and hide, There are a lot of us that buy our seeds from discount and dollar stores.
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buying seeds?

Post  RoOsTeR on 2/18/2012, 9:54 pm

@Furbalsmom wrote:
*now I must hide, I feel a heat seeking carrot coming my way from angry gardeners from all over Canada*


Don't run and hide, There are a lot of us that buy our seeds from discount and dollar stores.

Lol. Very true, but I was kinda hoping to see a heat seeking carrot Razz

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buying seeds?

Post  llama momma on 2/19/2012, 7:21 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote: Lol. Very true, but I was kinda hoping to see a heat seeking carrot Razz


Seee?? You do have a sense of humor tongue
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4856
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buying seeds?

Post  Ha-v-v on 2/19/2012, 7:45 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote:
@Furbalsmom wrote:
*now I must hide, I feel a heat seeking carrot coming my way from angry gardeners from all over Canada*


Don't run and hide, There are a lot of us that buy our seeds from discount and dollar stores.

Lol. Very true, but I was kinda hoping to see a heat seeking carrot Razz

I ordered some Atomic Red Carrot seeds should be here Monday.. would these work? LOLOLOLOL carrot

http://sustainableseedco.com/Atomic-Red-Carrot-Seed.html

LOLOLOLOLOL rofl
avatar
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 57
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Buying seeds?

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