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Old 04-17-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone here has ever bought any seeds or other supplies from the Territorial Seed Company. If I look through their catalog or on their web site, I see an amazing variety of seeds, plants and other supplies. They also have a variety of the disease resistant seeds that I really need. So has anyone here bought anything from them? Any positive or negative feedback? Any concerns about the genetically modified seeds? The ratings on the web seem generally positive but there are a number of complaints as well. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated...
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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They're great, they've been my go-to seed company for about 30 years now.

Although they are no longer specifically targeted toward the Pacific Northwest, they carry a lot of seeds from PNW breeders and other small breeders, very important these days.

In general, they are similar to Johnny's Selected Seeds and Baker Creek - similar philosophy, similar interest in maintaining older varieties, and similar commitment to both home growers and local market gardeners.

And that GMO rumor is just mystifying. They do sell plenty of non-organic seed, but it's not GMO, and never has been.

Here's their statement - Vegetable Seeds, Flower Seeds, Herb Seed, Garden Seed - Territorial Seed Company
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:38 PM
 
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I bought saffron bulbs from them and that was fine.

You can't actually buy GMO seed without a special contract from the seed producer. Maybe you could stop worrying about someone slipping you any GMO seed unaware, because that stuff is very tightly controlled. It's not like marijuana where your buddies slip it into your brownies without telling you.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:53 PM
 
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I've always liked them, no problems.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:56 PM
 
Location: PDX
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Me too, they were my main seed supplier for awhile there- and, I love that you can get big packets of seed from them (I go through a lot of arugula for ex). My last seed order was 2015- great!
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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Thank you so much for your responses. But do you think I might have some issues with the seeds since I am in the North East? I guess I will give them a call and ask them. They do ship all over the country for one flat rate...
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Always look for ratings on Dave's Garden
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Salem,Oregon
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Thank you so much for your responses. But do you think I might have some issues with the seeds since I am in the North East? I guess I will give them a call and ask them. They do ship all over the country for one flat rate...
I get seeds and other items from them very happy. I am in Oregon just up the road from them. I think you should give them a call and ask, I believe they will give you good info!
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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You can't actually buy GMO seed without a special contract from the seed producer. Maybe you could stop worrying about someone slipping you any GMO seed unaware, because that stuff is very tightly controlled. It's not like marijuana where your buddies slip it into your brownies without telling you.
Absolutely true. Monsanto et al have patents on those seeds, and they are sold by the sack, not in packets, to large commercial operations. You'd have to sign a contract with your seed dealer.

As for Territorial, I am in northern Maine and their seeds do fine for me. They have some varieties that I can't find locally. I like their offerings, and never had any that would not grow.

BTW, Territorial was founded by Steve Solomon, author of "Gardening When It Counts" and "The Intelligent Gardener", both of which I also recommend.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Absolutely true. Monsanto et al have patents on those seeds, and they are sold by the sack, not in packets, to large commercial operations. You'd have to sign a contract with your seed dealer.
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So you think even the big box stores that sell seed packets are also non-gmo?

I've heard conflicting information on that over the years.

Territorial Seed Co. I have only heard good things.
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