I just bought seeds from survivalseedbank.com, and am pretty nervous about it. I'm thinking about canceling my order, should I? I want to begin a garden as soon as we move into our home, which we are looking for, and of course, want non-GMO, non-hybrid, organic. Any suggestions on where to buy quality heirloom seeds would be most appreciated!
Thank you so much,
I've been buying seeds at Plants of the Southwest for several years and am very happy with them; not too expensive, good germination rate. plantsof thesouthwest.com---You can order online or get a catalog. Remember the movie, " The Milagro Beanfield War"? - the staff at Plants of the Southwest acted in that movie.
Lots of Scare messages going around. Don't be afraid; be active.
Thank you for that last bit especially. I have a young son that I stay at home with. I watch the news a lot and have some major conspiracy theorists in my family. It is starting to scare me more and more. With a barely one-yr-old, I don't always know how to be active. Hence me joining sites like this. I have great vision, but I am frustrated that I feel that I can't really act on what I want to do. But quite possibly, I may be looking at it wrong and giving myself an excuse...
Here's a website that lists companies that have signed the seed safety pledge if interested:
Seeds of Change (organic) is on this list, but is owned by Mars inc (candybar co.) and will be starting up GMO cocoa in Africa so decided to go with the local company as mentioned by others BBB and Botanical Interests. I have tried a few new ones that were on the list Native Seeds and Uprising Seeds.
Thank you, Juliet. I'll check that out!
As an avid seed saver and seedsperson I must say that you have right to be concerned about buying seed from an unreputable online source. I personally prefer to buy seed from Abbondanza Organic Seeds and Produce based here in Boulder, CO. They grow their seed locally and are amazingly committed to small local food systems. They do phenomenal work! You can get their seed at the Farmer's Market which opens in Boulder April 2nd. Seeds are very important and have been misused and abused enough already. We need people to support the local efforts to save our heritage seed varieties more than ever. As the foundation of good agriculture and gardening it is in my opinion of utmost importance to start with the best seed! Other good seed companies are Baker Creek Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, Wild Garden Seed, and High Mowing Seed.
I cancelled the order successfully. Thank you so much to all for such wonderful information.