I need more seeds like I need another hole in the head. However, I was visiting Skippy's Vegetable Garden this morning and she told of some new sources for open pollinated seeds. I decided to take a peek at one, and was pleasantly surprised at what I found. An on-line source for heirloom seeds that only charges $1.29 per packet and...get this...$1.99 for shipping and handling! Yes, you read that right, one-dollar-and-ninety-nine-cents. Is that unbelievable? I don't know about you, but I refuse to pay $7 and up for someone to mail me a few packages of garden seeds.
Ohio Heirloom Seeds doesn't have a huge selection, but do go look at their tomatoes, peppers and lettuce/mesclun. I ended up purchasing Early Jalapeno, Golden Calwonder, Purple Beauty and Quadrato Rosso D'Asti pepper seeds as well as Red Romaine lettuce and Mesclun. If I didn't already have more tomato seeds than I need, I'd have ordered them too.
While I was at it, I emailed Mike Dehlendorf, the owner, and he contacted me immediately. Mike started the business because he was fed up with seed prices. A man after my own heart! Friendly service, very reasonable prices, and a promise to ship your order within 24 hours. You can't beat that with a stick! Check it out...it's a good thing!