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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

Karla Cook has an article in the NY Times Sunday about reading through seed catalogs, and the increased interest in heritage or legacy plants. Many of these old time crops were pushed aside in favor of hybrids with their better shipping characteristics, slow bolting, etc.

Long the province of seeds, Seed Saver has expanded its offerings of transplants. These plants usually ship when several inches high, usually in their own pots. Wild arugula, Brockton horticultural pole beans, Kentucky pole beans, Amelior lettuce, etc.


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“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones. ”

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:22 AM

Johnny's selected seeds has issued its 2012 gardening catalog and updated its website with "new for 2012" products.

Nine new varieties of lettuce, lots of pelleted seed, etc.

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“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones. ”

Niccolò Machiavelli


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:43 AM

I get most of my seeds from Johnny's these days. What I don't get from them, I get from John Scheepers: Kitchen Garden Seeds.

Baker Creek has a HUGE selection of heirloom/heritage (heirloom seems to be the more widely used term) varieties: Rare Seeds.