Q: All of the plant catalogs I’ve received so far are from the NE, Midwest, or California. Is there a southeastern seed company you recommend? I would love to buy as local as possible.
A: I applaud your support for Southern companies! One seed source is Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in Virginia. Another is Tomato Growers Supply in Florida. The Tasteful Garden in Alabama sells seed and plants by mail.
The Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin (http://www.walterreeves.com/how-to-archive/how-to-find-the-farmers-and-consumers-market-bulletin/) is published online by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. It contains many classified advertisements of seeds for sale by small growers and gardeners. There is also a “Flowers Wanted” section. The Market Bulletin is an excellent way to find hard-to-find and passalong plants at excellent prices.