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Where do you get your garden supplies?

by Stephanie Suesan Smith on January 5, 2011

I recently joined the Garden Writers Association. One of the things they do is commission a quarterly survey on the state of gardening. The most recent survey said that only three percent of gardening supplies were purchased over the internet.

I was very surprised by how low that number is. I buy virtually everything I need over the internet these days. I can understand not buying heavy things like mulch or soil because of the shipping. I suppose a certain amount of our purchases are impulse buys when we are in the store anyway. Still, the number seems low.

Where do you get your gardening supplies? Why there? Please leave a comment so we can have a conversation about this topic. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Jimmy from virtual store layout January 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

When it comes to buying gardening or hardware supplies I am very insistent on being able to feel the weight and grip of any gardening or hardware tool i am going to buy. Stuff like electronics or specialty food is easy to buy over the internet – but stuff I have to wear or hold that requires a certain amount of comfort requires contact with the product first in my mind.

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Stephanie Suesan Smith January 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

While I agree with you about that, in truth there are places like my rural community where a lot of things are hard to find. You order by mail or drive long distances to get them. Too, seeds and plants by mail are easy and you can get varieties not common in your area.

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Jimmy from Flexible Solar Panels July 30, 2011 at 9:45 am

I go to Home Depot. I didn’t even know you could buy gardening stuff online. Can you even order things like fertilizer and heavy stuff like that online?
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Stephanie Suesan Smith July 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

If you are willing to pay the freight you can order just about anything online.

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