Seed Trends for Innovative Organic Gardening

Discover new seed trends for innovative organic gardening. As soon as seed catalogs start arriving in the mailbox, gardeners face some difficult choices. What should you plant next year? Here are 15 trends for gardeners to consider when buying seeds this year.



This is how it begins! Here’s what seeds look like as they begin to sprout.
This is how it begins! Here’s what seeds look like as they begin to sprout.
Photo by Walter Chandoha
Learn about these seed trends for innovative organic gardening. Plan your seed orders now and make this year’s garden bigger and more bountiful than ever before.
Learn about these seed trends for innovative organic gardening. Plan your seed orders now and make this year’s garden bigger and more bountiful than ever before.
Photo by Lynn Karlin
By saving seeds from your own garden you can breed plants suited to your region.
By saving seeds from your own garden you can breed plants suited to your region.
Photo by Lynn Karlin
More seed starting fun: These broccoli seedlings are really beginning to grow.
More seed starting fun: These broccoli seedlings are really beginning to grow.
Photo by Walter Chandoha
Who ever said carrots have to be orange? Many gardeners are choosing vegetable varieties in a rainbow of colors.
Who ever said carrots have to be orange? Many gardeners are choosing vegetable varieties in a rainbow of colors.
Photo by Lynn Karlin
The demand for seeds is soaring, so place your orders early!
The demand for seeds is soaring, so place your orders early!
Photo by High Mowing Seeds
Of course you can buy seeds by mail order, but if you don’t want to start seeds yourself, another option is to order live plants.
Of course you can buy seeds by mail order, but if you don’t want to start seeds yourself, another option is to order live plants.
Photo by David Cavagnaro
One look at Burpee’s purplish-red ‘Razzle Dazzle’ tomato will make your eyes pop.
One look at Burpee’s purplish-red ‘Razzle Dazzle’ tomato will make your eyes pop.
Photo by Burpee
Gardeners exchange and discuss seeds at this community seed swap in Toledo, Ohio.
Gardeners exchange and discuss seeds at this community seed swap in Toledo, Ohio.
Photo by Michael Szuberla
Samples of flavorful tomato varieties at the Harvest Heritage Festival at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Samples of flavorful tomato varieties at the Harvest Heritage Festival at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Photo by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
More plants that are both beautiful and useful: Calendula is one of many multipurpose flowers, both medicinal and ornamental.
More plants that are both beautiful and useful: Calendula is one of many multipurpose flowers, both medicinal and ornamental.
Photo by Barbara Pleasant
Colorful cauliflower and broccoli are both edible and eye-catching.
Colorful cauliflower and broccoli are both edible and eye-catching.
Photo by Lynn Karlin

















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