The stunningly beautiful photographs in Baker Creek's "The Whole Seed Catalog" are intermingled with articles about saving seeds, canning garden-fresh produce and more. This glossy 365 page book is a minor investment, however, ringing in at $7.95. Worth it? Judging by the way our editors have been jostling to see our copy, we say "yes!" Baker Creek also offers a free, 212 page catalog entitled "Good Seeds" that's only slightly less impressive. Learn more at www.RareSeeds.com.
By Hannah Kincaid
It may still be freezing where you live, but now is the perfect time of year to curl up with a mug of tea and your collection of seed catalogs to start dreaming about next year’s garden. Peruse the slideshow in this article to see a collection of 13 seed catalogs from companies that are dedicated to providing seed varieties that are open-pollinated, heirloom or GMO-free. Whether you live in the Northwest, have a penchant for Asian vegetables, or only want heirloom seeds, there’s something for everyone in this collection of brand new 2014 seed catalogs.
To find a seed company near you, check out our map of Companies Offering Mail-Order Seeds and Plants.
You can also search the online seed catalogs of more than 500 mail-order seed companies with our custom Seed and Plant Finder.
When your seeds are ordered and you're ready to start planning the layout of your garden, download our interactive Vegetable Garden Planner for your computer, or the Grow Planner for your iPad.