At local seed exchanges, you may get lucky and find rare seeds that are not available through national seed companies. And they're likely to be better adapted to your gardening region.
PHOTO: CRAIG ELEVITCH
Gardeners on the Big Island of Hawai'i share free seedlings of the state tree (kukui nut, or candlenut) at an annual community seed and plant exchange.
With your annual membership to Seed Savers Exchange, you’ll get the Seed Savers Yearbook, an invaluable resource that contains more than 11,000 heirloom garden seed offerings.
SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE