Calling all OKCers - nonhybrid seeds : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Hey all OKCers... I heard a rumor that Horn Seed company sells non-hybrid seeds. Haven't confirmed this as of yet, but will give them a call on Monday. I heard that they were at the NW Expressway one (I think it is store #1).

Double digging is going on in the greenhouse at this moment. Gotta get back at it.

-- (cannot-say@this.time), May 02, 1999


I have ordered a "Millennium Victory Garden" collection for storage till spring. I decided to allow a local garden center to do the ordering for me to save on the shipping and handling charges. They will come without the metal tin and desiccants, but I may want to grow a couple of things this year, so I would need to re-package them anyway. There are 47 varieties from broccoli to turnips and beyond. This should provide an excellant collection for a self sufficient renewable garden. All are non-hybrid and 'seedy'.

As this is another new diciplline for me, if anyone has good info about collection and prep of harvested seeds, I would appreciate your input.

The solar dehydrator is complete, and we're just waiting on Old Sol to poke his head out for a couple of days to get started. But, considering my take on the upcoming Y2K timetable, I am seriously considering using an alternate heat source to agument the prep schedule. If you wish to see what I've come up with you can view my humble attempt at a web page at http;// my son stuck us with the fabio tag hey,hey Suggestions welcome!!!

-- spun@lright (, May 02, 1999.

Dang it anyway, just checked our web page and the original homepage is missing. So I'll be a while trying to track the problem down and fixing it. There is a lot more info on it that is not viewable just now. Like I said this is all new to me. Patience, please.

-- spun@lright (, May 02, 1999.

That outta' do it I think, please let me know if you have problems.

How do you make this a link here?

-- spun@lright (, May 02, 1999.


-- chuck, a Night Driver (, May 02, 1999.

Hi cannot..! I live about 6 blocks from the Horn Seed you mentioned, I just talked to the person in the seed dept. They have "..quite a few different varieties in stock.." Just bring a list of your needs and look around. BTW, my next door neighbor works for Horn's (not in seeds, though.) I have a space for a garden, but we have a very agressive German Sheperd/Pit-Bull mix, who loves to dig and can clear a six-foot stockade fence in a single bound. I don't think a garden would survive the onslaught of this 80# bundle of energy, however, if I =could= get a successful garden, woe be unto any strange veggie-poacher who would try to take my tomatoes, scam my scallions, or lift my lettuce! just my .02 worth

Willis in OKC, OK

-- Willis (almostnextdoor@HornS.eed), May 02, 1999.

I ordered seeds from a company called "Seeds Bloom on Feb. 2. Do not order from these people. If you ever are able to talk to a real person there (nearly impossible), they are nice as can be. But, LIE! Boy do they lie. Their recording tells you if you have placed an order, it is on the way. That will be a lie. Then if you talk to the person in charge (there are only two people there), she will also lie to you. Nice and polite. Wish they would just be honest and say, Hey, sorry, we are just too busy, and cannot help you - place your order elsewhere. Instead, they have left me hanging. Got a website where prices are reasonable and people are honest? Thanks, God bless.

-- Rick (Rick@rick.rick), May 02, 1999.

Two things struck me as I was reading through this thread. One: Can Mike make a solar chimnet dehydrator for me? Two: we need a thread that lists all the stores that are doing right by us. Any thoughts?

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (, May 02, 1999.


-- SWC (, May 02, 1999.

Rick - Stan:

In light of recent threads re: Y2K suppliers and the troubles being brought to bear on them, I am reluctent to post Names etc. here. Even though these folks are not ad hoc Y2K, I would feel terrible if I were to cause them or anyone else grief by offering information about their business. The times we live in "Suck" to use my kids lingo, but I think we can find the info we want if we use the resources available to us.

-- spun@lright (, May 02, 1999.

Oh Yea, Thanks a million chuck, I think I'll eventually be able to pull it off, but I really appreciate your help till then. BTB I enjoy your insights and responses, keep up the good fight!!

-- spun@lright (, May 02, 1999.

Try these folks, very prompt service a few months ago Back to Eden AK49r

-- AK49'r (ak49r@brr.cld), May 02, 1999.

Rick, I am sorry to hear that happened to you. I've mail ordered seeds for years and never had a problem. Gardening people are usually trustworthy for some reason ;) Try this one.

Territorial Seed Company

I got my order in about 2 weeks. They have the Millennium Seed Collection that -- spun@lright referred to above. If you don't want a collection like that they have plenty of non-hybrid seed to choose from. I've also ordered from Park Seed in SC for years but they have mostly hybrid seed. I've never realized the danger in losing the heirloom varities. That's something important that many people have learned from y2k. Another good one is

The Cook's Garden

They have lots of unusual varieties. That's the main reason I grow my own from seed whenever possible. I get tired of the old standbys that you find at the local garden center. Same old stuff every year. I'm trying broccoli raab this year. Also got some broccoli seeds for sprouting for salads. This is not that new but if you've never tried Sugar Snap Peas you are in for a treat. They are prolific and delicious. Fresh or frozen. I don't think dried would be that good but they aren't hybrid so you can save some seed for next year. It may be too late to plant them this year depending on where you live. They like cool weather. We plant them pretty early in eastern NC. spun@lright I checked out your site. You did a fine job on those plans. We are going to make one of those soon. I'm definitely going to print off your directions and shopping list. Thanks!! I'll check back for those photos too. mb in NC

-- mb (, May 03, 1999.

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