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Post Posted: Dec 7, 2023 3:59 pm 
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I finally got around to stopping by the post office this morning, and to my delight there was my favorite seed catalog ... Baker Creek! (rareseeds.com)
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Makes me happy, happy :hugegrin: :hugegrin:

I love that ALL of the seeds they sell are open-pollinated and many are heirloom. Their seeds used to be pretty pricey. But they have been able to keep their prices down this year, with most of their seed packets in the $3-$4.50 range. And they have free shipping!

I also like to get seeds from MiGardener, as most of their seed packets are only $2! You don't get as many seeds/packet but I rarely plant all the seeds from one packet anyway. And with a $20 purchase you get free shipping.

Most (if not all) of the seeds that I plan to buy this time will be from Baker Creek and MiGardener.

Over the past decade or so, I ordered most of my seeds from Territorial Seed Company. But their costs have become much too steep for my budget these days.

I might also pick up packets of Botanical Interests seeds from time to time, as they are a local company with seeds available in some of our local stores.

WHo is your favorite seed company??


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My wife has bought from all that you have mentioned before.

She buys most of her pepper seeds from Sandia except her Chimayo she gets them from this place https://www.potrerotradingpost.com/.

This year her pet project is Dwarf and Micro Dwarf tomatoes (she did a couple of micro dwarf last year) here is where she got her seeds after exchanging several emails with Craig LeHoullier I guess he is one of the main people who started all the dwarf stuff.

https://victoryseeds.com/collections/dw ... to-project

Her wish list for seeds for Xmas was small as she has a lot left from last year.

She sends me links to what she wants I put them in her stocking.


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I might do another dwarf tomato again too. Any suggestions/recommendations?

Speaking of Craig LeHoullier, I'm thinking of trying a couple of straw bale plantings this Spring.

Has anyone gardening up here tried that?


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I will have to look at the varieties that were in the order for the micro-dwarf I know she is doing Orange Hat again (she bought those from Baker Creek last year) and she also did I think a micro Tom tomato but don't quote me on this but she still had seeds so they were not on my list.

I know nothing about the others I will have to read the packets but she said none grow huge tomatoes only like 6 to 10 ounces but none are to get taller than 5ft that is without topping them.

Some she selected based on the emails they passed back and forth.

I have to look at things when she is not around so it could be a few days.

The Orange Hat did great we had 5 plants in our hoop house they were in the trough where our huge chive plant is located. All I can say is I ate many of them while out in the hoop house before I brought them in.


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I have to look at things when she is not around so it could be a few days.


:kewl: Thanks, I appreciate that.


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Here are the ones she had me buy from Victory she got a discount code in an email a few weeks ago it was a 3-day deal so I jumped on it when she sent it. One thing my wife is good about is letting me know about the deals and always telling me if the deal is over don't get it as often as she will get deals in the future.

If I remember right this offer was 20% off the seeds and free shipping.

All of these are dwarf indeterminate except the orange hat.

Snakebite

Sweet Sue

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Chocolate Champion

Arctic Rose

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Thanks!
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Except for the Orange Hat, these are all new to her but both of us want smaller more manageable plants for the greenhouse.

She started most of the tomatoes indoors around the first of April and the first ripe Orange Hats came in mid-June and they kept coming.

They are sweet but not a sugar bomb but that is great for salads and late in the game for her making sauce.


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At my amateur level, last year I bought a packet of wild flower seeds from a local store. Concentrated them in a small area so they were somewhat crowded, but they were so hardy and beautiful that I already bought another packet from American Meadows.

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American Meadows has an excellent variety of wildflower mixes. :applause:


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