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    Default 20 cent seed packets at wal-mart

    i was in wally world yesterday looking to see if seeds were out yet (indiana...i know its a LITTLE early) and the garden dept mgr told me they were expected in any day now....

    in our store they will have the 20 cent packets (there are about 40 varieties to choose from...some heirloom)...they will be in cardboard display panels probably not in the seed aisle either...and the mgr said they sell out VERY quickly....

    just thought you might want to check your local wally world if you were interested....20 cents...not a bad price...now if they just will grow this year (okay...i think alot of my problem was 'operator mal-function'...but i don't tell everyONE)...

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    That isn't a bad price. Walgreens always puts them on sale for 10/$1, so I might wait for that.

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    When seeds are that cheap, it worries me that they might be old seeds. I haven't had a garden for a few years but plan on one this summer and I will be checking the packets so see if they have either an expiration date or a packing date. I NEED my plants to do well this year.




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    It's a hit and miss using cheap seeds like that, some will grow some won't. Last year that's all I used because we just made the large garden and I was super late getting started and the cheap seeds were all I could find until the feed stores put out the stuff for fall plantings. I will tell you out of the many....and I do mean Many packets of those cheap seeds I planted, only 3 packets were duds. I say give it a shot, it's only 20 cents if it works great, if not...then next time try some other source.

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    update: just came from our local farm store (rural king) and they had the seeds 10/$1...they are from american seed company and had prices on them anywhere from .59 to 1.89 (depending on what you bought)...so i stocked up on those... i am going to go ahead and plant some tomatos, peppers and leaf lettuce inside now and see how that goes coz everyone keeps telling me i can have them indoors all year round (these won't go in the garden..they are an experiment)...

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    They probably aren't old seeds, but they probably do have a low germination rate. The quality control is not as good, and a certain percentage of them won't sprout or won't thrive.

    I can't grow anything from seed. It took 3 years to get coneflowers going. So I buy seedlings from a local nursery. They are more expensive, yes, but for me it is worth it to have a larger healthier plant to set in the garden. My tomato seedlings got huge fast, and produced well. The peppers I started from seed barely matured by the end of the summer and produced almost nothing.
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    Yes i stocked up on these too. i did see that lowes has plants out now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrelvssammy View Post
    i was in wally world yesterday looking to see if seeds were out yet (indiana...i know its a LITTLE early)
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    Um yeah, that foot of snow on the ground is discouraging
    Thanks though, .20 is good.

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    I usually do not buy discount seeds. I just have never gotten them to grow well. This year I plan to grow mostly heirloom varieties. That way I can save my own seeds for next year.

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    I have had pretty good luck with the cheap seed packets from walmart in the past...especially with the larger seeds like beans and such.

    I also noticed that dollar general has their seed display out...3/$1 there...they had quite a few different great flower seeds too!!!

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    thanks old lady in the shoe....i need more flower packets...got a few with the batch i just bought but i would like a lot more variety...i will check them out....

    got tomato, green pepper, leaf lettuce and parsley started in the garage from the 'cheapo' seeds...lets see what happens....

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    LOL you will find this funny, but we used to own a plant nursery and were surprised to learn that there are seed regulators. No chance that you will get old deed at retailers.

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