Saturday, February 18, 2012

Seed and plant source project



image by Bob Nixon
A group of community gardeners is putting together a listing of sources all over the state of Maryland for seeds, edible plant transplants (vegetables, fruits, etc.), seed potatoes, edible allium bulbs, and similar items.  Please leave a comment on this post if you have resources to share.

Any kind of store/market that sells these items is useful:  grocery, hardware, home improvement, drug store, museum, nursery, farmer’s market, farmstand, greenhouse, etc.  Please provide in your comment:
  • the name of the business
  •  the location (address or a description including closest town and/or roads, or link to a website)
  • the relevant items it sells (might be specific to spring, fall, etc.)
  • brands of seeds carried if known
  • if relevant, a specific country/region/cuisine that the store specializes in (such as an Asian grocery carrying seeds from Taiwan)
Information about big box stores and other large chains has already been gathered, so unless there's something special about your local Home Depot you don't need to report on it.

Maryland businesses only, please (or those just over a state line that could easily be reached by Maryland residents).  All spam comments will be removed.

Thank you!

6 comments:

  1. that will be a great resource! Kam Sam Asian market in Rockville has a small Asian vegetables section. 300 North Washington Street. The farmer's market in Rockville also sells both perennials, vegetables, and other interesting plants like venus fly traps
    http://www.rockvillemd.gov/events/farmers.htm

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    1. sorry, I'm referring to vegetable SEEDS that is.

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  2. George's Farm Market on Harford Road in Parkville sells tomato and pepper plants...the same kind of plants that produce the veggies they sell in their market. Last year the plants were 50 cents each. I think I have also seen herb plants there as well.

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  3. Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4009 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville 20833, starts all its transplants in its own greenhouses. They're open to the public beginning April 20 through mid-June. They have a full range of veggies (including 40+ tomato varieties and also seed potatoes), herbs, and flowers. The best way to check them out is at www.sharpfarm.com. Then click Greenhouse, then Wholesale (their plants may be available at local retailers too), and then the boldface category of your interest. If you have a question about retail availability, call (410) 489-2572 or email farmquestions@sharpfarm.com. Their P.O. address is Montgomery Co. but actual location is in Howard County, just west of Georgia Ave. extended (Route 97).

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  4. Johnson’s Seed and Feed

    871 W. Isabella Street Salisbury, MD
    410-742-2151

    They are my go-to for most things. They have locally raised seedlings, a decent seed selection, tons of herbs and fruits as well as landscape plants (bushes, flowers, grasses, pond supplies...) Also have bulk seeds (lots of small farms around here), pet supplies, fish and some crafty type stuff. During the season, they have a small market for local produce.
    They're on Facebook and have a website (www.johnsonsseedandfeed.com)

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  5. Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden Center
    7121 Churchill Rd, Chestertown MD (same as Rt. 213)

    They have just about anything: bulbs, fruit trees, berry bushes, veggie seedlings, onions, potatoes, a huge selection of seeds (Burpee, Cooks Gardens, Botanical Interests Seeds), gardening tools, chicken feed and plenty of ornamentals as well.

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