Seed suppliers.

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  1. Dione

    Dione Active Member Premium Member

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    Perhaps like the rest of Australians I use to buy my seeds on-line from places like Green Harvest and Eden Seeds.

    I grant that they are good for certain harder to get seeds BUT I have found two other on-line seed
    providers who are way cheaper in not only seeds but postage as well.
    I bitterly resent being slugged $5 to $7.50 in postage when all I want is two or three different seed packetsesp. from those suppliers.

    The two pr0viders I found AND have personally delt with are great.
    Seeds packets are between $1 to $2.50 and shipping is free if the order is over $20.
    Their selection is good and so far the germination has been very good.
    Both sell open pollinated, heirloom, non-GMO, non-chemical treated seeds.

    http://www.theseedcollection.com.au/

    https://www.boondieseeds.com.au/
     
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  2. letsgo

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    Thanks for sharing that's great info. I have bought some seeds from EBay and have had poor germination results with several lots and some must have had some mixed seeds as I didn't buy what grew.

    So it's great to have someone recommend a good seed seller
     
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    Excellent! Ive been looking for snow pea s
    Seeds to grow for sprouts (so decent quantity) and they have them for cheaper than half the size available at big w! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Thanks @Dione, I'll be checking these places out too.
     
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    Dione Active Member Premium Member

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    No problems at all and I'm very happy to help.

    Seeds are getting expensive and add postage to that and it adds up esp. when you're growing a large garden
    or growing sprouts of micro-greens.

    Oh...and before I forget the seeds come in small, plastic heat sealed bags.
    I snip the end off to remove the seeds and if there is any seeds left I just fold the little bag
    over and close it with a stapler.
     
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    make sure they are actual sprouting seeds Mataeka. Seed for sewing has an antifungal on it that is poisonous to us (even when they say it is organic).
     
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    Mataeka Active Member Premium Member GOLD

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    I was wondering if that was the case - the ones on the site are listed as sprout specific seeds - I wondered when I found 3 different snow pea (same botanic name) available at 3 different prices at big W - I thought they might have been treated slightly differently
     
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    DarrenP Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    I too can vouch for both of those seed suppliers. My only beef with Boondie is the turn around; it took a lot longer for their seeds to arrive.
    Both have excellent germination rates, in my experience.
     
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