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To make the Buy Tomato Seed Page easier to load, I removed the comments. They are copied and posted below:

Gary Millwood

Remy, What a good surprise when I came across your Sample Seed Shop Web site!
My friend Doug Zuknic in Romney, WV shared seed of the Olive Hill Tomato last fall and I only had a bit of information on it. So I was doing a search and discovered your very attractive site and blog. Hope all goes well with it!
Maria of blueribbontomatoes.com and I have shared our seed with Thienema’s Nursery this year to showcase Kentucky Heirloom varieties. I think we will have about 40+ varieties. Maria plans to be here the first day ofthe spring sale. Terry (tomatoaddic) also plans to join us. i think we are going to have a good time.
I am sharing most of my seed with Maria so she can carry on the Kentucky varieties. Both Katharine and I had a difficult fall/winter with both of us being hospitalized more than once. I had extreme bleeding and had to discontinue my blood thinner for a period of time so they could do another colonoscopy (had one in June 2008 and it was good). Had surgery the following day and after some time was back on my Warfarin. Then I had a Cardio/Versionl put to sleep and paddles were used as in an arrest to get regular heart beat back. I am feeling much better now.
We have a new granddaughter — Annabelle Katharine — who will be called Bella. Mom, Dad, Baby and Grandma and Papa doing well.
Have a great summer.

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/03/28 at 9:01 AM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Hi Gary!
Congrats on the new granddaughter! That is wonderful. I like her name, and I like how the middle one is for your wife : )
I just opened for business a couple days ago. I wish I knew more about Olive Hill myself. I figure it was named for Olive Hill, Kentucky.
Your sale day at Thieneman’s sound like it will be a lot of fun. I wish I could be there!
I know you’ve had a rough time of it lately. I’m glad you are feeling better. I sure hope this year goes better for you, and that you have a great tomato season.

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/03/28 at 8:47 PM

Amideutch

Remy, heard about your site at Tomatoville. Very nice site and like the layout. Best of luck in your new endeavor. Ami

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/04/18 at 2:01 AM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Hi Ami!
Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you like the site. I’ve worked hard on it. Being a gardener, not a computer expert, it is much harder than it looks to do all this!
I haven’t been to tomatoville in a couple days. I will have to go look and see what you are talking about.

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/04/18 at 6:29 PM
2009/04/18

Jim Wright

Remy
Glad to find your website. Will be placing my order this evening. By the way we will be harvesting some of our Insuk’s Wang Kong Runner Beans and will send you some as soon as I can. I was disappointed at those I sent you recently and want you to have some big ones.
Jim

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/07/22 at 8:10 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Jim,
Thank you for your order! You know though I still owe you : )
I’m very happy with the beans you sent me. I can’t imagine how big they must get. Next year they are on the grow list!

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/07/22 at 8:37 PM

thehills

Hi Remy, Had a break in gardening and just placed my first order, they will all be on my 2010 list. I hope sales are going well, I cannot wait to see your tomato list this fall :-)) thehills

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/09/05 at 5:34 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Hi TheHills,
I got your order. Thank you very much! The response here has been great. I’m looking forward to this winter. There are going to be many new great varieties to try!

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/09/06 at 8:36 PM

Shannon Russell
http://www.thegardennymph.webs.com/

Hi Again!

I received my first order this past year, and everything was wonderful! I’ll be ordering again soon. Love the little paper packets with the stamping! It was all packaged so well. I appreciated the freebie, too, thank you. I have been passing your name along at our farmers market and to fellow gardeners and friends.

Take care,

Shannon

http://www.thegardennymph.webs.com/
http://www.freewebs.com/couponchic

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/11/21 at 12:29 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Hi Shannon,
Thank you! I’m so pleased to get great feedback. Happy customers are the best advertising : )
Remy

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/11/21 at 8:44 PM

Jim Wright

Just a note to assure you that I have not gone Tomato crazy with my large order and a small garden. I’m sending my nephew in Korea some seeds. he just retired from the Government and purchased some land in his rural ancestorial home in Andong,S.Korea.
Did you find the Potatoes tasty enough to try growing?

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/11/29 at 2:42 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Hi Jim,
Lol! I thought you had gone seed crazy until I saw the note. That’s wonderful that he got the land. The seeds are great gift.
I have not tried the potatoes yet. We finally finished the left over Thanksgiving food( including mashed potatoes) yesterday, and today we had something totally different, spaghetti. I think we are going to try them on Tuesday. I’m sure they are going to be great!
Remy

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/11/29 at 8:45 PM

Shannon Russell
http://www.thegardennymph.webs.com/

Hi Remy!

Got my second order of seeds from you. Thank you very much! I’ll be back for the new seeds once you’re done with the germination testing. I’m going to give some of these away as gifts to my dad in Ohio. I’m another “seed crazy” person (as above), but I’m sharing. :)

Take care,

Shannon

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/12/06 at 8:57 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Shannon,
You’re welcome! THere’s nothing wrong with being a little seed crazy : )
Remy

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/12/06 at 9:38 PM

Shannon Russell
http://www.thegardennymph.webs.com/

Hi Again Remy!

I just placed another order :) May I also request a pack of the Cherokee Green to try? I saw that they did not germinate well for you, but I thought I would give it a shot.

Happy Holidays,

Shannon

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/12/12 at 12:00 AM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Hi Shannon,
Thanks for ordering again! I made a note on your order about Cherokee Green. It was odd about the Cherokee Green Seed. They all look perfectly normal. A few the tomatoes must of had seeds that never developed properly. I’m advising everyone to sow heavier than normal.
Happy Holidays to you!
Remy

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2009/12/12 at 9:53 AM

Susan Johnston

Word is sprading about your seeds and I actually found it thru the Garden Web’s Salvia Forum when looking for seed of S. subrotunda. I have a butterfly/hummingbird garden (I actually hand raise butterflies and sphinx moths) and many of your seeds attract them as nectar and/or host plants, including Frank’s Dill (host for Eastern Black Swallowtails. I generally just grow fennel for them, but was fascinated by the description of this plant, so will see how it does for me in Oklahoma.

Also thought I would give the Victorian Dwarf tomato a whorl as well. Will let you know how they all do in Oklahoma.

You have also been noted on the Oklahoma Gardening forum where you appear to be well known and highly thought of.

Thank you,

Susan

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2010/01/27 at 11:15 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Hi Susan,
It is great to hear good things are being said about me and the site! I keep saying happy customers are the best advertising : )
The Salvia subrotunda is a cool plant. I, as you’ve probably figured out, lol, love growing lots of plants to attract the hummingbirds and butterflies. I commend you on actually raising butterflies and moths!
If you remember, please I would love to hear how the plants fair down in Oklahoma.
Thanks for the comments and the order : )
Remy

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2010/01/27 at 11:42 PM

Catherine

Greetings Remy,
Thanks for the great service you’re providing. I’m looking for dwarf tomato plants. I’m thrilled to find on your site small packets of seeds for Sophie’s Choice and also Silvery Fir Tree, two varieties I selected based on research on other sites. I would LOVE an heirloom black tomato dwarf plant I can grow in a container about 12? x 15?. I’ve searched online extensively and cannot find one. Perhaps you know of one? I have some Black Krim seeds (not dwarf), and worry that the plant won’t be able to get big enough to yield. I also can’t plant it in a larger container. Usually I’d do the experiment, but I’m on a very tight budget and I can’t spare growing medium on a long shot.
I’d appreciate your thoughts on the issue, and an heirloom black dwarf.
Much Obliged, Catherine

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2010/01/31 at 10:57 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Hi Catherine,
I’ve not heard of a black heirloom dwarf tomato. There are a couple determinate black tomatoes that I can think of, Black Sea Man and Southern Night. I know I have a few seeds of Black Sea Man I could give you with your order. I’m not sure you want to try that, but if you do, let me know.
I can definitely recommend Polish Dwarf(red) or Rozovyi Flamingo(pink) for other varieties to try in pots.
Remy

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2010/02/01 at 11:05 AM

Catherine

Hi Remy,
Thanks for the quick reply and offer to include a few black seeds. Will you choose whichever you think will bear in a smaller container (i.e., <18?)?
Thanks also for the recommendation of Polish Dwarf and Rozovyi which I had not noticed. What’s the flavor of these two varieties like?
THANKS & OBLIGED, Catherine

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2010/02/01 at 7:40 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com

Hi Catherine,
I truly liked the flavor of both. Polish Dwarf was my favorite of the dwarfs this year for flavor. They are small like cherry tomatoes though. Rozovyi Flamingo was bigger which I like more and they were a very pretty color.
Remy

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2010/02/02 at 2:16 PM

Catherine

Hi Remy, THANKS for the further info! I appreciate your making sure I’m aware of the difference in fruit size. I’ll be ordering very soon as I need to get these babies started.
–Catherine

From Buy TOMATO Seeds, 2010/02/02 at 3:49 PM

To make the Buy Annuals Seeds A-K page easier to load, I have remove the old comments and placed them here.

Debra Carson
These seed offers are a wonderful surprise and I am glad a Daves’ Garden friend led me here.. Thanks!
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/05/13 at 11:17 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Debra,
It is nice to hear that a friend at Dave’s told you about here! I’m glad you like the unusual offerings too : )
Remy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/05/14 at 8:11 AM

Debra Carson
Hi Remy… I am back! I will be in Tonawanda,NY in septemeber, would be great to meet you!
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/06/11 at 12:16 AM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Hi Debra,
If you are coming Labor Day Weekend, it would be nice of you to come to the Tomato Tastefest. No need to be a tomato grower, just a food loving gardener!
If it is another part of the month, we can figure something out. Have you been to Niagara Falls before? I’m a good tour guide.
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/06/11 at 9:47 PM

Debra Carson
Hi Remy,
I am back … Hope to send you some pictures of the Coral Vine. Mine bloomed..
Debra
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/11/02 at 7:50 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Hi Debra,
How wonderful that you got blooms!! I know you received the seeds in May so you must of started them then. Did you grow it in a large pot or in the ground? When did blooming start? I’m only used to Coral Vine down in Florida so I’m asking since it is good info for the northern growers : )
I’m looking forward to pics,
Remy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/11/02 at 8:45 PM

Debra Carson
Hi Remy, I grew those coral Vine seeds in a flower pot, on the south end of my front porch garden, which faces East, next to the honeysuckle trellis, and it mingled in with it and was so pretty.. it would probably be still blooming now,, but our early first frost wilted it, and then the fall pruning by hubby finished it .. will send pics from my home laptop.. gosh I hope I ordered some more! LOL
Debra
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/11/04 at 9:49 AM

Audrey
when do you think moonflower will be available? i’ll wait to place my order, because moonflower is the main attraction for me! also, do you have any corkscrew vine seeds? thanks!
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/11/20 at 12:00 AM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Hi Audrey,
I’m waiting on one of my wholesalers for the Moonflower. The season is just too short here for seed collection. So I don’t have a set time yet, but not to worry I will have them. I will try to remember to send you a message when I get them.
I wish I could find a wholesaler for the corkscrew vine! I know the price of the retail seed is ridiculous. Maybe I will attempt to grow it here or in Florida. It could be awhile though even if I do grow it.
Thanks for your interest,
Remy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/11/20 at 7:51 PM

Karen
Hi, I am going to place an order now but am also interested in the seeds that will be available in the winter.
Are you planning to send out an update email when you update your website with these seeds? I hope so. if it isn’t too much trouble.
I think we have traded in the past on one of the garden websites and I wish you great luck with your seed business!
Karen
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/11/22 at 9:45 AM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Hi Karen,
Thanks! It is quite possible we traded before.
I’m going to send out emails and hopefully remember everyone. So if you or anyone doesn’t get an email, please don’t take it personal : )
Remy
Info for everyone ~ As far as annuals go, I’m going to add for sure:
Sunflowers(red and yellow)
Moonflower
Supercascade Petunias
Gazania
Zinnias
Nasturtiums
California Bluebells
If anyone wants something else, please let me know soon!
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2009/11/22 at 8:31 PM

Debra Carson
Hi Remy. I am back again.. I wanted yo to know the coral bell is going again in the south window upstairs, and I have three plants already vining downstairs. Also, I have pictures of the light pink 4 o clock if you want it for your site here.. I am so ready for spring.. I already planted tomatoes and salvias for the winter sowing in the window box garden upstairs.. Thanks for having this site, you are so generous!
Debra
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/01/19 at 8:33 PM

Remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Hi Debra,
Cool about the Coral Vine! I bet they will be really spectacular this year.
I would love s pic of the 4 O’clock. I have one of just the plant with closed blooms during the day. It shows how nice and full they get, but doesn’t look great with no blooms showing so I never posted it.
I’m glad I’ve gotten to meet people like you through this site!
Remy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/01/19 at 9:04 PM

Bob
Re Ipomoea indica: Yes you can grow it as an annual. When it gets established (and that takes about a week…) it starts sending out stems that run across the ground, rooting at every node. Just take a piece with roots, plant it in a pot and keep it through the winter. Where I live winters are variable; some years it survives and others it does not. I grew it up a dead tree that was in the middle of a cement patio in order to contain it. But you still have to watch those runners, they grow *fast*. If you grew it in a (very large) pot, you would have to do the same, otherwise it would be in the ground before you knew it.
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/01/22 at 8:16 AM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Hi Bob,
Thank you for your post. It is very interesting. Down in the Florida Keys is such a tame plant. The ground is solid coral so it is not so easy to take hold down there. Also with growing in coral, the plants don’t get overly huge. It is great to know it will bloom it’s first year and can be successfully grown in a pot.
Thank you,
Remy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/01/22 at 9:04 AM

Sandy
Remy, I am interested in blue wonder Heliotrope if you can get it. Can you tell me how to start these seeds? Should I start indoors or out, and what time of year do you plant ( Rochester, NY). I really enjoyed your class at the Seed Swap in Rochester a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to try your techniques. Truth be told, I did set up an indoor growing area with lights and a heat mat, but I can’t wait to try the outdoor method too.
Thanks – Sandy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/02/09 at 11:46 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Hi Sandy,
I decided to add the Helioptrope to my last order of the year going out in the mail today. This company has a fast turn around time so I expect them to be in and listed here in a couple weeks.
Helioptrope is one for starting ahead of time indoors like peppers to get a good jump on the season being a tropical plant. It can be overwintered so you can start later if you plan to keep the plant and aren’t worried about a quick show this year.
I’m glad you enjoyed the class! I was happy to teach everyone something new. You need to get some bottles outside so you can see how wonderful it works with those cold hard plants : )
Remy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/02/10 at 9:33 AM

Sandy
Remy,
That’s great. It is one of my favorite annuals because of the fragrance. Another question. Do you know if light green 2 liter bottles work for winter sowing outside? I drink a lot of Fresca which is in a green bottle.
Sandy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/02/10 at 9:58 AM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Sandy,
The green ones work just fine. I use them myself.
Heliotrope is very pretty, and I love the scent too! I actually wear vanilla scented perfume. If you don’t grow Viburnum carlecephalum, I recommend it if you have the space. The scent of that shrub is heavenly.
Remy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/02/10 at 8:10 PM

Sandy
Remy, welcome back from vacation! I just got my seeds and am anxious to start planting. Do you know a good web site for instructions on indoor/outdoor sowing of individual varieties? I have scouted around a little and have had varying luck.
Thanks- Sandy
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/02/18 at 8:30 PM

remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Hi Sandy,
I had a wonderful time! The best advice I can give for wondering about specific varieties is to post on the Winter Sowing Forum on GardenWeb, http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/wtrsow/ The people there are very friendly and will tell you of their experience with specific plants. I sometimes chime in myself : ) A good basic rule of thumb is hardy annuals, biennials, and perennials can be winter sown at the beginning of winter. Hardy perennials will do best with at least 6 weeks of winter. Hardy annuals and hardy veggies can be sown in late winter. They will sprout early! Regular annuals like say zinnias can be sown once winter is pretty much over which would be early April here. Annuals that are slow growing tropical types, I like to start inside so they will be decent sized by the time nice weather arrives. Hope that helps.
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/02/28 at 9:55 PM

Debra Carson
Hi Remy I am back, I have beautiful plants growing right now thanks to you. I hope you have these seeds in stock.. the zinnias.. I am ready to have my Zinnia bed now.
I am waiting for some blooms, do have blooms on the blue eyed daisy and the other little yellow daisy, they look so pretty!
From Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K, 2010/06/12 at 12:21 AM

Remy
sampleseeds@yahoo.com
Hi Debra,
I’m so happy you have beautiful plants from my seeds! It is cool that you have blooms on the daisies already! I didn’t grow either this year, just not enough room with trying so many new things.
I have lots of Zinnia seeds!
Remy

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35 Comments »

  • remy says:

    Thank you Stacy!

  • Gwen Betz says:

    Friend who is just starting to sprout edible seeds told me about your site. Some great and tasty offerings.

    Being able to try several varieties in a reasonable amount at reasonable cost is a real blessing.

    Totally delighted to find the Jarrahdale Winter Squash, and Kuri squash here also. Two wonderful storing squash with great taste. My all time favorite winter squash!

    Thanks so much!

  • Bill says:

    Received my seed order recently and I’m probably more excited about the bonus seeds than my actual order. Last time that I ordered (mostly tomatoes), Remy included a bonus packet of Malachite Box seeds. These tomatoes were tasty and productive as described here, and I just reordered them. My bonus this year; Orange Minsk tomatoes described as “early, prolific, and tasty; what more could you ask for.” Well, getting them as a bonus! Thanks, Remy.

  • Linda says:

    Hi Remy, Would you consider offering Momotaro tomato seeds? They are a Japanese F1 hybrid that have an excellent rich, complex, heirloom-like taste. Vigorous grower and productive. Not all that early maturing in my zone 5/almost 4 garden, but then nothing is; I still got a lot of mature fruit starting in mid-August. The seed company I usually buy them from is getting ridiculously expensive and they want $7 for shipping 1 packet! I can’t justify spending that much, but I’m so sad at the thought of a summer without Momotaro tomatoes! I can’t find them elsewhere. I appreciate your very reasonable prices!

  • Remy says:

    Hi Linda,
    The problem with most of the hybrid like that is the expense of buying them even at the wholesale level. 1000 seeds can run $50-100. So it is tough because lets say you and a few other people want them, but no one else does, I end up with a loss. Sungold is the only one I regularly buy as enough people want it.
    Remy

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