Burpee Seeds for less
- coll Mar 2, 2013 02:52 AM
Happened to be at Walmart the other day, and wandered into the garden department looking for pots for my houseplants. Then I noticed they sell Burpee seeds. I bought a few herbs, and when they rung it up was surprised that they were only 98 cents. Everything in the Burpee catalog is $3.95, so quite the deal. Only thing is, not sure how many seeds are in there, but the usual 100 count is way too much for me anyway, so should work out. Burpee seeds usually all germinate, so even a dozen seeds would be good for me!
Awesome! I just purchased some seed packets from Walmart last night. Mixed Mesclun, Mixed Looseleaf Lettuce, White Icicle Radish and Kohlrabi-Early White Vienna. The lettuces were $1.48 each but the radish and kohlrabi were 98 cents each.
Should be interesting, I have never grown kohlrabi before.
Some home centers such as Home Depot and Menards also carry some Burpee seeds at lower packet prices than the catalog. The selection is less than the catalog selection, which is less than the selection on burpee.com.
I am pretty sure that the packet size is smaller in the home center versions but that is not a problem for many home gardeners including me.
Here in New England, Ocean State Job Lots has the packets at 40% off but 98 cents is even better. If you want smaller seed packs and don't mind shipping costs, Pine Tree seeds is supposed to be good. I haven't ordered from them in a long time.
A lot of Fedco seeds are $1.50 and they some are organic. If you join a buying group, there's an additional discount based on the size of the group order. You have to order early in the season, though. Once you discover something you really like, price isn't a question. My favorite winter squash comes from Johnny's and a seed packet will last 2-3 years. Please keep in mind that some of the best varieties might be hard to find so seed companies need our support to stay in business. Since it was pointed out to me on an earlier thread that my favorite winter squash is a hybrid, I can't save the seed and there's a far greater variety of veggie choices directly from the seed suppliers.