Q: Is it a good idea to purchase non-hybrid vegetable seeds from an Internet supplier? How do you know if it is reliable?
A: Local nurseries have many heirloom seed varieties. Look for displays from Seeds of Change, Johnnies Selected Seeds and Botanical Interests. If you can’t find the varieties you want locally, each of the aforementioned companies has a website with their entire catalog of heirloom and organic seeds. To check the reliability of an Internet garden company, I go to www.gardenwatchdog.com.