Warning: Purchasing Seeds

During the winter, I was busy purchasing seeds. I thought I’d been buying them from a local, U.S. company. Not so! My seeds are coming from China.

Now, I have nothing against the Chinese, but this is taking way too long. Every four weeks, a few seeds will arrive via the mail. They always send extra seeds, like celery and saffron, but these are seeds I really didn’t want. I ordered three types of seeds from this company, and I’ve gotten two of the same type of seeds, plus the extras. And I’m guessing the Chinese does not translate well, or the translator is unable to communicate effectively.

The first time, I received purple datura and the saffron. The next time, I received purple moonflower, which is misnamed, and the celery.  I don’t think I ordered this.

I’m going to be really, really sad if the cat whisker seeds don’t show up, and I have a bad feeling about it.

Sigh. Next time, I will thoroughly investigate the seller before placing an order if I am not familiar with them.

Where do you order seeds from?

Happy Gardening!

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4 thoughts on “Warning: Purchasing Seeds”

  1. Just as a side note, I don’t order seeds. I get my seeds from my local nursery, my farm store, big box stores, friends and neighbors.
    I don’t try to grow plants that are not well adapted to my weather and soil growing conditions.
    I often trade my saved seeds or we may share a 6 pack or bottle of wine.
    I can’t put conditions or a price on friendship.
    I hope China will finely get your order sent to you.
    🙂 Happy productive gardening

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