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I have looked at a few different seed sites and was wondering if you guys had any favorites. Are there any companies that you have had any bad experiences with?

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I would suggest looking at http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/ as well to get a wider audience [not that the folks here aren't knowledgeable, but you will see a lot more opinions at Dave's Garden]. Since 1994, 3,421 companies have been reviewed in their 'Garden Watchdog' feature, and 44,644 comments have been posted (31,724 positive, 5,033 neutral, 7,887 negative) by 23,326 customers.
 

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Not a response to the question, just a thought.....I am a fast reader, but I need to slow down reading the titles of these threads.....I swore that said 'place to get heroin seeds'.........lol......
 

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Only heirlooms that I've ever bought off the internet was here: http://www.tomatogrowers.com/

They have always shipped promptly & I got what I ordered. But I'll warn you if you ever order from them you will get 3 or 4 catalouges for the rest of your life. (of course the same is true with most companies)

The Delicious variety that they have there holds the world record for the biggest tomato ever grown. I just had so so luck with them.

The Big Zebra was terrible for me.

Their yellow pear was good I just don't remember the name.

If your looking for a large, colorful, good flavor tomato I would recommend Hillbilly. Really like it. YMMV.

Tried a bunch of others, but don't remember.
 

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I have looked at a few different seed sites and was wondering if you guys had any favorites. Are there any companies that you have had any bad experiences with?

Bill
You could do a search as this subject has come up several times before.

I have used the following companies:

Baker Creek. http://rareseeds.com/
Comments: Nice variety of heirloom and OP seed. Nice prices and reasonable postage costs. Very fast service. Pretty catalogue. Not all varieties have pictures though. Their seed germinated quickly, was fairly uniform, and of decent quality. The site also has a message board attached to it and many friendly and knowledgeable people post to it.

JL Hudson. http://www.jlhudsonseeds.com/
Comments: Few pictures in the catalogue or online. Many different and some rare varieties. Good prices, fast shipping, good communication. However, when I had a problem with some of the seed (beans didn't germinate, pumpkin had some surprise varieties in it) their response was essentially 'Oh well, not my fault.' You get what you pay for.

Other companies I haven't used:
Territorial Seed Co. http://www.territorialseed.com
They have a nice mix of varieties but their overseas postage is way too high.

Johnny's Select Seeds http://johnnysselectseed.com/
Their catalogue is pure garden porn. However, like Territorial their overseas shipping charge is too much.

West Coast Seeds. https://www.westcoastseeds.com
Nice selection, good communication, reasonable shipping. I will be placing an order with them next week.

My best advice is to look for a seed supplier in your vicinity, and pick one where they actually trial the varieties they sell. That way you should be sure of getting something that will work in your climate.
 
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