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Plant/seed resources

Postby chiggerbit » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:01 am

I thought about making this one just "resources", but thought it might make it easier to find specific resources if it is listed by subject. I'm going to start it off with this very reasonably priced resource for grapevines and berry canes, such as blackberry, raspberry, etc. Five is the smallest number of plants that they sell, I believe, but if you check out the price, you may see that five is not much more than two in the usual plant catalogs.

Hope you all have a resource to contribute.

http://www.alcasoft.com/bostonmountain/grapes.html
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Edible Perennials and Natives

Postby annie aronburg » Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:36 pm

Here's a link to a favorite nursery:

http://www.onegreenworld.com/

They stock many hardy and interesting plants, like the sea berry ( or sea buckthorn) a nutritious, if somewhat pernicious, fruit from Russia.

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Postby chiggerbit » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:20 pm

Looks like a great site, annie. They have grapes that I've never heard of. I may have to buy a couple just to see what the fruit is like.

Here's a great place for herb seeds, plants, etc. You can buy single plants, but, as usual, the best prices are for flats of plants. Their catalog has a lot of info about the plants.

http://www.richters.com/
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Andrographis!

Postby annie aronburg » Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:02 pm

chiggerbit wrote:Here's a great place for herb seeds, plants, etc. You can buy single plants, but, as usual, the best prices are for flats of plants. Their catalog has a lot of info about the plants.

http://www.richters.com/


Wow chiggerbit,

That is a great site. I saw a half dozen herbs I'd never heard of in the "A"s alone. In Canada, to boot!

This one is on next springs must grow list.
http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X1127&cart_id=8287322.31799

keep 'em coming,

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Postby chiggerbit » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:22 am

I was a bit slow to get started this year, so by the time I wanted to plant some herbs, can you believe that I couldn't find a single sage plant locally? Next year, I am starting out early.
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Postby chiggerbit » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:51 pm

I wonder if I got this site from someone here at RI:

http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/index.htm

We are a public access seed bank - not a commercial seed company. You will find that our presentation of information and how you access our seedbank is a bit different from ordering seeds from the usual on-line commercial enterprise.

Our purpose is the preservation of botanical diversity, and the preservation of vanishing knowledge of the uses of plants - called "ethnobotany" or "ethnobotanical knowledge". To this end, we distribute rare seeds from every continent; native plants from around the world, including flowers, vines, trees, cacti, culinary herbs, heirloom vegetables, ornamentals, hardy perennials, medicinal plants, and tropicals. We also distribute Gibberellic Acid-3, complete GA-3 kits, and a full line of supplies for priming your seed with this powerful natural germination enhancer. We also distribute many unusual books about edible plants, medicinal plants, American Indian, Australian, and African ethnobotany, books on seed saving, source lists, and more.
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Postby Joe Hillshoist » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:23 am

This is an Australian seed source.

Eden seeds - traditional, non hybrid and open polinated.

http://www.edenseeds.com.au/content/default.asp
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Postby chiggerbit » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:30 pm

Here's a small gardening catalog I found this past year, which has good prices. Quite a variety of products, considering the small size:

http://www.superseeds.com/
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Postby chiggerbit » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:09 pm

And here's a nicely-priced tree/shrub seed and seedling catalog:

http://www.lawyernursery.com/
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Postby chiggerbit » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:34 pm

This catalog may have more to do with landscaping than food, but it's an incredible catalog. It's a bit pricey, so you may want to check out your local library. It lists plant and seed resources all over the US for specifc plants, shrubs, etc. I have one somewhere that's about six or seven years old, out of date.

Andersen Horticultural Library's Source List of Plants and Seeds (fifth edition)

ANDERSEN HORTICULTURAL LIBRARY'S SOURCE LIST OF PLANTS AND
SEEDS, Richard T. Isaacson, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Box
39, Chanhassen, MN 55317, 1987. Where to buy any of 20,000
plants
, given in a coded computerized listing.
NAL SB115.I80 1987.
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Postby ninakat » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:18 pm

I've used all of the following companies and recommend each.

FRUIT/NUT TREES AND SHRUBS

Edible Landscaping
http://eat-it.com/

Miller Nurseries
http://www.millernurseries.com

Stark Bro's Nurseries and Orchards
http://starkbros.com

SEEDS

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
http://www.southernexposure.com

Seeds Trust (check out the Siberian tomatoes which will grow down to 38 degrees F.)
http://seedstrust.com/

Kitchen Garden Seeds (check out the Jericho Romaine lettuce from Israel -- it doesn't mind heat)
http://kitchengardenseeds.com

Stokes Seeds
http://www.StokesSeeds.com

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
http://rareseeds.com/
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Postby ninakat » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:12 am

Here's an extensive article from Sharon Astyk on seed sources.

Where to buy your seeds, and where not to
http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/2007/ ... e-not.html
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Postby chiggerbit » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:41 am

Sand Hill Preservation Center





http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/index.html

It is our sincere hope that each and every one of our customers takes the time to read this page. The few minutes that it takes to read this will help provide you with a better understanding of our operation and will communicate to you how we operate. We are not a large operation and all of the work is done by members of our family with occasional inputs from outside sources. The family consists of myself (Glenn) and my wife, Linda. Our two grown sons, Nick and Cory, are no longer living at home but come back occasionally to help out.

We are genetic preservationists that are in this for the genetic diversity of this planet we all call home.
We are not a wholesale seed company nor are we a large hatchery.
We produce all of our own eggs for our hatches, tend all of our own flocks, weed and care for the seed crops and produce around 90% of the seed which we sell (one of the highest percentages of any place in the country).
In addition to the seed we produce here we also work with several close friends to produce some rare and unusual items to help give you a bigger and better variety.
We purchase a few varieties of non-treated seed of common items to expand our offerings.
We use these common items in our grow-outs to run comparison tests against the heirlooms.
Our Mission

Our primary mission is the preservation of our genetic resources. It is so difficult to find the time and resources to do that properly that we need to set limits on what we can do and then do it right. You will notice that periodically we have to change our plans and do things a little differently. For example, this season we will again be producing all of our sweet potato plants in the field. This means a stronger healthier plant for the customer and this gives us more greenhouse space to start other things. However, this means no plants earlier than late May.
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Postby RomanyX » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:11 am

Plants For A Future (UK) doesn't sell plants or seeds, but I've often found their "Database of Useful Plants" very helpful.

http://www.pfaf.org/index.php
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exotic fruits and vegetables

Postby annie aronburg » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:46 pm

I spend a lot of my day thinking about food and plants.

As I watch semis roll down the highway, I think about what Californian foods I would miss if the trucks stopped running.

Avocados and lemons are the main items, followed by oranges,dates, pistachios and almonds.

There is a precedent for bananas and citrus being grown in this region so I've started researching sources for exotic fruit, with the thought of growing a few small trees under cover.

This place is blowing my mind:
http://www.floraexotica.ca/
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