Pinetree Garden Seedscomments (6) December 3rd, 2009
Pinetree Garden Seeds is a friendly, family-owned seed company geared to the needs of the home gardener. Pinetree sells a full range of vegetable seeds, and heirlooms are well represented. You can also purchase flower seeds, bulbs, tubers, and plants, along with seed-starting equipment, mushroom plugs, soap-making supplies, a quirky selection of gardening books, and other garden-related gear.
Pinetree was founded 30 years ago by Richard Meiners and Donna Childs, who still own it. Nothing is fancy about Pinetree—not the catalog, the Web site, or the seed packets. It's what you'd expect from a Maine company: substance, not slickness. The catalog is refreshingly free of marketing hype. Seed descriptions are straightforward, photos are small (they look better on the Web).
|Pinetree Garden Seeds
PO Box 300
New Gloucester, ME 04260
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I live in Connecticut, and there's a certain comfort in ordering seeds that trialed well in Maine. (If they can make it there, they can make it anywhere.) It's been a few years since I've ordered anything from Pinetree, but when I did, the order arrived quickly, and I was pleased with the seeds. Like many other seed companies, Pinetree was swamped with orders last year and has staffed up to accommodate this year's demand.
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