Thought I'd start a thread dedicated to the companies we get our seeds and plants from. I'm just going to list the ones I like and why.
I really like three seed companies that I've done business with. I've had great service from all of them and I like them for different reasons.
Territorial Seed of Cottage Grove Oregon ---- Great selection and great instructions and advice. Also have a good selection of seeds for a cool, damp coastal climate which I live in. Many seeds for short growing seasons. Seed can be a little spendy compared to others.
Stokes Seed out of Buffalo New York ---- A commercial seed company that supplies large farms, but they also package seeds for small timers like me. These guys probably have the widest selection of varieties I've seen. They have seed for every occasion. Green house, hot weather, cool weather, sandy soil, clay soil, rocky soil, dry climate, wet climate......they've got it. They also have beau coup advise and practical suggestions to make your garden grow. Price determined by availability and size of order.
Pinetree Garden Seeds from New Gloucester Maine ---- A great little family operation type company with great prices. Best I've found for price in fact. Pretty good selection from some hardy stock. The web site takes a little looking, but isn't too complicated.
A great tomato catalog is totally tomatoes. It's not quite totally, they carry cukes, peppers and a very few other salad crops. To be honest tho, you'll probably find as many or more tomatoe varieties in Stokes Seeds but maybe not all the same varieties.
Potato Garden is a great potato catalog, but not sure they can ship to Alaska.
For heirloom, organic, open pollinated seed, Seeds of Change and Abundant Life catalogs look great, but I have never ordered from either so can't say one way or the other about them.
For fruit trees and bushes Miller nurseries is a good company I have dealt with and recommend.
Raintree Nurseries is another
and last but not least, Burnt Ridge Nurseries.