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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #105 on: April 06, 2014, 09:00:41 AM »
Hello All!

I do not know if this was posted elsewhere but I would like to share this article listing some of the best heirloom seed suppliers according to their readership. Click on the link below and read the full article which also contains links to these companies:

*source http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/10-best-seed-companies-selected-by-readers.html

10 Best Heirloom Seed Companies

Seed Saving Organizations

1. Seed Savers Exchange
The most popular suggestion for inclusion was Seed Savers Exchange. Founded in 1975, Seed Savers Exchange is a registered non-profit and arguably the reason why heirlooms are so popular today. You will find seeds for herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers.

2. Kusa Seed Society
The Kusa Seed Society's mission statement states its purpose as being to increase humanity's knowledge and understanding of our connection to edible seed crops. The society offers cereal grains, grain legumes, oilseeds and other edible seeds.

3. Organic Seed Alliance
One commenter suggested the Organic Seed Alliance. While they are not exactly a seed source, they do list organic seed companies as a resource to organic farmers and gardeners.

Seed Companies


4. Territorial Seed
The very first Territorial Seed catalog was printed in 1979 by its founder, Steve Solomon, who later sold the company to Tom and Julie Johns in 1985. Territorial Seed carries vegetable seeds and plants, along with garden supplies.

5. High Mowing Organic Seeds

High Mowing Organic Seeds was founded in 1996 when the company's founder, Tom Stearns, tilled up a portion of his backyard to grow plants for organic seed production. By 2001, the company had grown so much that he started to contract local farms to grow seeds just to keep up with demand.

Seed Sources for Canadian Gardeners

6 & 7. Terra Edibles and Salt Spring Seeds
A couple of readers asked for recommendations for seed companies that Canadian gardeners, interested in heirloom seeds, can turn to in search of seeds. Some commenters chimed in and recommended Terra Edibles and Salt Spring Seeds. Since I don't know much about Canadian seed companies I turned to my friend Kelly, who runs the Populuxe Seed Bank in Canada, for her recommendations.

8, 9 & 10. The Cottage Gardener, Seeds of Victoria, and Solana Seeds
She wrote back, “The Cottage Gardener is my absolute favorite. Seeds of Victoria is probably my second fave. Solana Seeds has really neat rare stuff.”

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #106 on: April 07, 2014, 02:26:51 PM »
Excellent post and info pbutter72!!  Thanks!

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #107 on: April 07, 2014, 05:21:22 PM »
I second that.  Thanks for posting this, as there are still people who WANT to grow stuff, but haven't yet begun.  Time is moving on...

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #108 on: April 14, 2014, 09:35:16 AM »
Barb,
         I have chopped it up and added to salads and also just covered some chicken or fish with it before baking to give a nice lemon taste to the meal.
        As far as for migraines just take the leaves and place them into a tea ball and let it steep in hot water for a few minutes to make a tea.


I am going to have to get this plant!  I get migraines and they just wear me out!  I like the idea of using something natural for health things.  Up to now I've been relying on Excedrin for Migraines, and a heavy heating pad to help.  I won't take my perscription meds unless it's really, really bad.

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #109 on: May 06, 2014, 08:26:21 AM »
steedy that all sounds like a great idea...
I have to start applying more natural methods my old injuries and loss of cartilage in one knee (actually both but one knee has practically none left) all that has snuck up on me. I used to be able to job still, up to about 2006.
Time I started doing more to help my bones, etc.

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #110 on: August 27, 2015, 01:16:59 AM »
two places in the US that sell Prunus Spinosa:

Forest Farms

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Lincoln Oaks

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #111 on: September 26, 2015, 09:41:42 AM »
steedy that all sounds like a great idea...
I have to start applying more natural methods my old injuries and loss of cartilage in one knee (actually both but one knee has practically none left) all that has snuck up on me. I used to be able to job still, up to about 2006.
Time I started doing more to help my bones, etc.
When you get to your new site, I'll send you some beet seeds I've maintained for a number of years.  After having grown many varieties of beets, I finally found THE beet I plan to grow forever.  It is "Zelenolistnaja 42" and IIRC originates in Russian or Byelorussian territory.  I did get it through Seed Savers Exchange, from someone who had been maintaining it California.  My seeds are acclimated to MO and will probably do fine anywhere in temperate climate. 

I plant anywhere from March through May or even June or July, but never harvest till first week of November, so that they grow as large as possible, but still retain their sugar.  About the first week of November is the latest they should be left in ground, or their sugar seems to turn to starch and they become tough.

I could even bring you some if we meet, as you are on the move to wherever.


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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #112 on: October 09, 2015, 02:12:59 AM »
steedy that all sounds like a great idea...
I have to start applying more natural methods my old injuries and loss of cartilage in one knee (actually both but one knee has practically none left) all that has snuck up on me. I used to be able to job still, up to about 2006.
Time I started doing more to help my bones, etc.
When you get to your new site, I'll send you some beet seeds I've maintained for a number of years.  After having grown many varieties of beets, I finally found THE beet I plan to grow forever.  It is "Zelenolistnaja 42" and IIRC originates in Russian or Byelorussian territory.  I did get it through Seed Savers Exchange, from someone who had been maintaining it California.  My seeds are acclimated to MO and will probably do fine anywhere in temperate climate. 

I plant anywhere from March through May or even June or July, but never harvest till first week of November, so that they grow as large as possible, but still retain their sugar.  About the first week of November is the latest they should be left in ground, or their sugar seems to turn to starch and they become tough.

I could even bring you some if we meet, as you are on the move to wherever.
ilinda, I had missed this post... must have been when I had computer trouble for awhile. I love beets. Never grew them but concocted a type of borscht - good.
:)

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #113 on: January 14, 2017, 07:10:38 PM »
Yowbarb Note: I've not tried this company, just felt like posting it.  Foods and food utensils, seeds.
Advertised as organic, non-GMO, includes foods, and a section for seeds including spelt:
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Pleasant Hill Grain, Nebraska
https://pleasanthillgrain.com/

http://pleasanthillgrain.com/food/grains-legumes-seeds/garden-sprouting?___store=default

http://pleasanthillgrain.com/buy-organic-spelt-for-sale-bulk-bucket

Garden and Sprouting seeds

info@pleasanthillgrain.com
Toll Free: 1-866-467-6123
International: 1-402-725-3829

http://pleasanthillgrain.com/ancient-grain-heirloom-collection

ANCIENT SEEDS COLLECTION: VARIETIES INCLUDED
BARLEY, Waxy Hulless
SPELT, Maverick
QUINOA, Short Blanca
AMARANTH, Kanta
RYE, Prima
OATS, Monida
KAMUT Brand korasan wheat
MILLET, White Proso
CORN, Hopi Blue
FLAX, Brown

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #114 on: January 14, 2017, 07:23:25 PM »
No spelt in this one... many other seeds

http://www.realseeds.co.uk/   

The best vegetable seeds for the Kitchen Garden
~ UK Ltd Company No. 5924934 ~ DEFRA Registered Seed Merchant No 7289 ~

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #115 on: January 14, 2017, 07:27:24 PM »
Mostly beans- organic, non GMO
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http://www.holland-select.com/production/organic-seeds   

Holland select - zaden - seeds

HOLLAND-SELECT B.V.
Horn 29, 1619 BT Andijk
The Netherlands

P.O. Box 27, 1619 ZG Andijk
The Netherlands

+31 228 591 578 info@holland-select.nl

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #116 on: January 15, 2017, 03:13:59 PM »
Yowbarb Note: I've not tried this company, just felt like posting it.  Foods and food utensils, seeds.
Advertised as organic, non-GMO, includes foods, and a section for seeds including spelt:
...

Pleasant Hill Grain, Nebraska
https://pleasanthillgrain.com/

http://pleasanthillgrain.com/food/grains-legumes-seeds/garden-sprouting?___store=default

http://pleasanthillgrain.com/buy-organic-spelt-for-sale-bulk-bucket

Garden and Sprouting seeds

info@pleasanthillgrain.com
Toll Free: 1-866-467-6123
International: 1-402-725-3829

http://pleasanthillgrain.com/ancient-grain-heirloom-collection

ANCIENT SEEDS COLLECTION: VARIETIES INCLUDED
BARLEY, Waxy Hulless
SPELT, Maverick
QUINOA, Short Blanca
AMARANTH, Kanta
RYE, Prima
OATS, Monida
KAMUT Brand korasan wheat
MILLET, White Proso
CORN, Hopi Blue
FLAX, Brown
THANKS so much for posting this.  I've/we've been wanting to find a source for spelt we can trust.  We always buy organic, but have found they never seem to sprout, no matter the source.  This site looks like they might actually be the growers as well.  Will check it out. 

Also notice they grow the same corn I do, Hopi Blue.   Plus their oats, kamut and flax....   Thanks again!

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #117 on: January 15, 2017, 07:27:44 PM »
We always buy organic, but have found they never seem to sprout, no matter the source.
I was once at a seed fair and i guy there gave me some barley His all sprouted but he told me seed in stores usually doesn't because of the way they are stored; apparently, with all that seed together, the temperature gets to rising just like in a compost pile. It may not get as high as a compost pile, but high enough that the seeds are rendered lifeless.
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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #118 on: February 26, 2017, 06:30:15 PM »
We always buy organic, but have found they never seem to sprout, no matter the source.
I was once at a seed fair and i guy there gave me some barley His all sprouted but he told me seed in stores usually doesn't because of the way they are stored; apparently, with all that seed together, the temperature gets to rising just like in a compost pile. It may not get as high as a compost pile, but high enough that the seeds are rendered lifeless.

Wow that is good to know. Sad but better to know than not!

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #119 on: February 26, 2017, 06:32:41 PM »
Yowbarb Note: I've not tried this company, just felt like posting it.  Foods and food utensils, seeds.
Advertised as organic, non-GMO, includes foods, and a section for seeds including spelt:
...

Pleasant Hill Grain, Nebraska
https://pleasanthillgrain.com/

http://pleasanthillgrain.com/food/grains-legumes-seeds/garden-sprouting?___store=default

http://pleasanthillgrain.com/buy-organic-spelt-for-sale-bulk-bucket

Garden and Sprouting seeds

info@pleasanthillgrain.com
Toll Free: 1-866-467-6123
International: 1-402-725-3829

http://pleasanthillgrain.com/ancient-grain-heirloom-collection

ANCIENT SEEDS COLLECTION: VARIETIES INCLUDED
BARLEY, Waxy Hulless
SPELT, Maverick
QUINOA, Short Blanca
AMARANTH, Kanta
RYE, Prima
OATS, Monida
KAMUT Brand korasan wheat
MILLET, White Proso
CORN, Hopi Blue
FLAX, Brown
THANKS so much for posting this.  I've/we've been wanting to find a source for spelt we can trust.  We always buy organic, but have found they never seem to sprout, no matter the source.  This site looks like they might actually be the growers as well.  Will check it out. 

Also notice they grow the same corn I do, Hopi Blue.   Plus their oats, kamut and flax....   Thanks again!

ilinda, good luck with those growers. I will also try to find out more