Where to Find Organic Seeds
A number of people have asked me where they can find organic seeds for their organic gardens. This time of year, you can pick up regular seeds at garden stores, supermarkets, and “big box” stores like Home Depot or Kmart. But most seeds are not organic (unless they say it right on the front of the package). The brand you are most likely to find in your supermarket that is organic is Seeds of Change [seedsofchange.com]. It’s a great seed company, and I highly recommend it.
But if you are looking for more choices than you can find in your local supermarket or nursery (lucky you if you have a nursery that carries a wide selection of organic seeds!), here is where I recommend you shop online:
Seed Savers (seedsavers.org): A nonprofit group devoted to rescuing heirloom seeds from extinction, its catalog has all sorts of unusual varieties. Not all of them are organic, but many of them are.
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply (groworganic.com): Just an all-around excellent source for products, information, and supplies on growing anything organically.
Park Seed Company (organicseed.com): Has been around for more than 140 years, but also has a fairly new organic seed business.
High Mowing Organic Seeds (highmowingseeds.com): A fairly new company based in New England with a lovely philosophy; I confess I have never ordered from them…until today.
And don’t forget Seeds of Change (seedsofchange.com), which has an online catalog with a broad selection.
I have to say, the easiest part of gardening is shopping for seeds. But then you have to remember to plant them, weed, and eat them when they grow into the food they were meant to be. Have fun ordering seeds, and don’t forget to plant them!
If you know of other places that offer organic seeds, I’d love to know about them!