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Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees If it grows in the soil, this is the forum.

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Old 11-21-2006, 12:59 PM
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* * I got my Stokes seed catalog in the mail yesterday. *Before I even consider ordering can I get some opinions of their seeds and services? * Have you ordered from them before and if so were you happy with what you got? * I don't know if I should get my seeds from someone like them or just buy either at Wal-Mart or the small nursery that's a couple of blocks up the street. *Any opinions appreciated. Thanks.
Oh yes, I'm mainly interested in things that will do well in containers, lettuce, scallions, baby carrots, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and the like.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:41 PM
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Stokes does have some of the old varieties, so I would say go with the Open Pollinated seeds, and save seeds from what you grow.
Kale is good in containers if you have a couple big ones. You can "cut-and-come-again" with it, and it gives you something fresh and green most of the winter here in zone 6.
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Default Re: Stokes catalog came

Is the small nursery privately owned or part of a big chain? I always support locally owned businesses before I buy from big box stores or corporations. The thing I like about the small nursery near me is that the woman that owns it will grow something specific if I request it.

However when I do have to buy seeds I buy them from the Jung Seed Company, have always had great results!

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I like to look throught the catalog,but have never ordered from them.The prices always seem a little high to me.

I liked what I ordered from Baker Creek last year,and will most likely order from them again.
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