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Where to Find Organic Seeds

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.

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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!

Also, here’s a handy chart for knowing when to plant.

If you know of other places that offer organic seeds, I’d love to know about them!

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1:25PM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

One you find your seeds we can help them grow at http://www.kelp4less.com - Organic and conventional gardening supplies available. Use coupon code GROWBIGK4L to save 5%

6:36PM PDT on May 6, 2011

Seed savers!

3:46PM PDT on Apr 17, 2011

My husband and I were looking for a site that sells organic seeds just yesterday! This list has been a wonderful help! Thank you!

5:47AM PDT on Mar 26, 2011

tk you

7:32PM PDT on Mar 17, 2011

thx this is hopeful for my dad he love gardens and he donates money to gardens every year!

12:57PM PDT on Mar 17, 2011

Quite a long list there. That is a very good thing.

7:53AM PDT on Mar 17, 2011

Awesome! I am a new gardener this year so this is very helpful. Thank you!

7:24AM PDT on Mar 17, 2011

thanks for the post.

5:47PM PDT on Mar 16, 2011

I wish I had a place to plant a veggie garden. I used to have a small one at my previous home. Now I don't have a large yard and there is too much shade. I've tried using 5 gal. buckets but nothing does well since I don't get a lot of sun in my yard. I love to grow things, it's such fun and I like the idea of my plants being pesticide free.

6:31AM PDT on Mar 15, 2011

Richelle: Your question is a worthy one. I have tried to use only organic seed (some saved from my plants), but occasionally, must resort to non-organic. Since my growing methods are 100% organic, I consider any plants grown in it as organic. I would like to hear other comments about this.

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