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Old 03-17-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Walmart sells Burpee marigold seed packets for 20 cents. Lowes sells Burpee marigold seed packets for $1.49. The packets look different, although I can't see any indication that one is a superior plant breed or something like that.

What do you guys think? Is a 20 cent packet just as good as a $1.49 packet? I have a huge area to fill, so the cost of buying seeds could really add up for me. I'd love to use the 20 cent ones if they're any good.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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Did you notice how many seeds or ounces were in each pack? The difference may have been in the quantity.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I used them last year when they were 10 cents a pack and they worked great.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I've never had a problem with the cheapo seed packets. I've gotten them from the dollar store over the years (10 for $1 last time I bought any) and have been quite happy.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Look on the back of the packet. Sometimes you're getting seeds packed for last year. You'll see "packed for 2008" or 2009. I used to buy some seeds packed for the year before. Never had any trouble with them.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Dollar General has seeds 3/$1. I bought 6 packs. I've also grown the 20 cent packs from Wal-Mart with fine success. There may be fewer seeds, but I really don't need 200 cabbages.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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I've had great success with the cheap seed packets was 10 cents now 20 cents. You just know the recession made the seeds jump 10 cents a pack.

My sunflower seeds grow to become beautiful sunflowers.
The Cosmos is just beautiful.

I did buy both cheap & expensive cosmos seeds at Lowes. The cheap seeds at wal mart grew better.

I'd buy the cheap seeds.

Good Luck
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I've had great success with the cheap seed packets was 10 cents now 20 cents. You just know the recession made the seeds jump 10 cents a pack.

My sunflower seeds grow to become beautiful sunflowers.
The Cosmos is just beautiful.

I did buy both cheap & expensive cosmos seeds at Lowes. The cheap seeds at wal mart grew better.

I'd buy the cheap seeds.

Good Luck
Do you buys Cosmo seeds each year? You must dead head like crazy .

I planted them once. Now I think all my neighbors have them whether they like them or not!
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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BAH.... i could stuff an envelope of marigold seeds for you for a buck 49. [or buck 27 or whatever going postage is now]

I had sandwich sizes bags full of them.

I had so many seeds this year!! gave most of them away.

I'm one of those that walks around in the Fall with baggies in my pockets snagging seed heads... and in my yard, can't let any go to waste.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego, Ca
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I've always had good luck with the cheaper seeds. Never a problem.
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