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Best Garden Seed Companies

Here are some of our favorite garden seed companies from around the country.

| Nov. 30, 2007

Whether your garden is frozen over or your first freeze is yet to arrive, it's never too early to start dreaming about next year's garden. If you set aside a little time this winter to plan what to grow next year, you'll be rewarded with an early start come spring. Plus, you can make your green thumb even greener just by reading seed catalogs. New gardeners, especially, should read seed catalogs to learn about fruit and veggie varieties that are naturally pest- and disease-resistant, are fabulously prolific, or offer superior flavor and nutrition. It's also a good way to introduce yourself to underappreciated but fun-to-grow fruits and veggies such as kohlrabi and mouse melons.

Lucky for us, it's easier than ever to find healthy garden seeds that were grown organically and come from solid, open-pollinated stock. Even some of the largest seed companies are beginning to offer a wider selection of organic, non-hybrid, and non-chemically-treated seeds. When possible, order garden seeds from companies based in your area. Their varieties are more likely to be well adapted to your soil and climate. The following seed companies (organized by state; skip to the end for Canadian listings) have a great selection of open-pollinated and organic vegetable and herb seeds, and you'll learn a lot from their informative catalogs. Their extensive offerings are available online and/or via traditional print catalogs. For help finding even more seed sources, check out our handy tool, the customized Seed and Plant Finder.
 

Seed Companies By State


ALABAMA


Sand Mountain Herbs (Fyffe, Ala.)


ARIZONA

Native Seeds / SEARCH (Tucson, Ariz.)

Seeds Trust (Cornville, Ariz.)




CALIFORNIA

Bountiful Gardens (Willits, Calif.)

J. L. Hudson, Seedsman (LaHonda, Calif.)

Laurel's Heirloom Tomato Plants (Lomita, Calif.)

Mountain Valley Growers (Squaw Valley, Calif.)

Natural Gardening Co. (Petaluma, Calif.)

Ornamental Edibles (San Jose, Calif.)

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply (Grass Valley, Calif.)

Redwood City Seeds (Redwood City, Calif.)

Renee's Garden (Felton, Calif.)


COLORADO

Botanical Interests (Broomfield, Colo.)

Golden Harvest Organics (Fort Collins, Colo.)

The Garlic Store (Fort Collins, Colo.)

Aaron
10/12/2015 2:21:24 PM

There is also a small farm out of Fort Collins, Colorado that is selling Garlic Seed/Cloves http://www.thegarlicguys.com/


Mark
7/20/2014 2:26:00 AM

Sorry, I didn't make the link clickable, here it is again: http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/ViewPage.aspx?pageId=261. Also, this list is a bit outdated.For Arizona they should add: http://www.sherizona.com http://arizonaseed.com


Mark
7/20/2014 2:21:37 AM

Mindy, here's the list of companies that AREN'T related to Monsanto (they signed Safe Seed Pledge), hope that helps you: http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/ViewPage.aspx?pageId=261.







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