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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?

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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).
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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.
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Post  craig1 on 2/15/2012, 11:53 am

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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
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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*
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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.
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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

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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
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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
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