I asked on Facebook, “where do you get your garden seeds?” And of course, since “everything I need to know, I learned from Facebook,” I decided to share this information with all of you! This is what people said:
Adaptive Seeds is located in Oregon, and they specialize in “artisan quality, public domain, open-pollinated seeds, grown without the use of synthetic chemicals and with ecologically mindful methods.” They sell a wide variety of vegetable, herb and fruit seeds. They offer bulk quantities of beans, grains, tomatoes and more. They sell garlic bulbs and a small selection of root crops.
American Meadows is located in Vermont, and they specialize in wildflower, perennials and grass seeds. They sell many varieties of grass, wildflowers by your geographic location, and have some options for heirloom veggies. They also sell gardening and seed starting tools, as well as natural and organic pest control supplies.
Annie’s is in Michigan, and they specialize in heirloom seeds. There is a coupon code for 5% off your first order on the About-Us page. This site has bulk seed packages, so if you are growing a lot of veggies for a CSA or farmer’s market sales, these might be what you need. There are “Seed Bank” kits to grow everything you need for a year–very cool! They sell a large variety of seeds, as well as seed starting and saving supplies and gardening books.
Baker Creek is in Missouri, and they specialize in heirloom seeds. I have ordered from them a few times and have been pleased with the seed quality. The only thing I haven’t liked about Baker Creek is the fact that there are no instructions on the packages. This is ok for experienced gardeners, but if you’re a newbie this might be a challenge. They offer a wholesale program with a discount of 50% off of orders of $100 or more. How cool is that? You can order vegetable, herb and flower seeds through Baker Creek, as well as gardening tools.
Botanical Interests is in Colorado, and their mission is to provide more information on their seed packets than most companies offer. I love this! Who wants to bring a big gardening book out to the garden? Not me! More info on the seed packet is a great idea! They have many heirloom and organic seeds, including flowers, vegetables and herbs.
Bountiful Gardens is located in California, and they specialize in heirloom, untreated and open-pollinated seeds. They sell vegetable seeds, cover crop seeds, forage crop seeds, grain seeds, flower seeds, herb seeds, trees, shrubs, berries, mushroom kits, and garden tools.
Burpee is in Pennsylvania. They mostly sell seeds that are not heirloom or organic, but they do have a large selection of organic seeds. The seeds that you find at Wal-Mart and many other places are often from Burpee. They also sell many seed-starting and gardening supplies.
Fedco is in Maine, and they specialize in cold-hardy vegetable seeds. One person said that she often finds organic varieties for good prices at Fedco. You can purchase vegetable seeds, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, onion sets, potato tubers, and garden supplies on Fedco’s site.
Johnny’s is in Maine, and they sell organic, heirloom and pelleted seeds. I had never heard of pelleted seeds until I researched their website. If you’ve ever had a hard time planting teeny tiny carrot seeds and then thinning them later, you’ll appreciate this concept! They sell “Farm Seed,” including foraging crops and green manures. They also sell a lot of garden tools and supplies, including mulches, landscape fabric, hand tools, trellis supplies, composters, row covers and more.
Landreth Seed Company is in Pennsylvania, and they specialize in heirloom seeds. They have a wide variety of seeds, as well as flower bulbs and tubers, and roots and sets for potatoes, onions, garlic, shallots, asparagus, rhubarb, horseradish and artichokes. They have “Seeds in a Sack” kits for various theme gardens. They also sell many tools for gardeners, including dehydrators, gloves, compost containers, watering cans and old-fashioned weather instruments.
My Patriot Supply is located in Indiana, and they sell many products for “self-sustainable living and emergency preparedness.” They sell non-GMO, heirloom vegetable, herb, fruit and flower varieties in special packaging that gives the seeds a longer shelf life.
New Dimension Seed is located in Oregon and they offer non-GMO, easy-to grow, early-maturing Asian vegetable seeds. They sell varieties vegetable seeds that many of you have probably never tried!
Seeds now is in California, and they produce 100% GMO free seeds. They sell 99 cent sample packs to try out their seeds. They sell a large variety of vegetable and herb seeds. They also sell a hydroponics kit and seed saving and starting tools.
Seeds of Change is located in California, and they grow 100% of their seeds organically, and they specialize in vegetable, herb and flower seeds. They also sell live plants, including seedlings, apple trees, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, rhubarb, asparagus, potatoes and horseradish. They also sell many garden tools, composting tools, seed starting tools and greenhouses.
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization in Iowa. What a cool idea! They maintain thousands of varieties of seeds and send them to other seed-saving locations (in Colorado and Norway) to make sure that the seeds are preserved. Isn’t that cool? They sell every kind of vegetable seed that you can imagine, herbs, flowers, seed potatoes, starts, garlics, dry beans and some starts.
Territorial Seed Co. is located in Oregon. They sell vegetable, flower & herb seeds, including some organic and heirloom/open-pollinated varieties. They also sell some seedlings, fruit trees, vines, garlic and potatoes.
Victory Seeds is in Oregon and they sell only heirloom and rare open-polinated seeds. They sell a wide variety of vegetable, herb, flower, grain, cover crop and tobacco seeds. They also sell themed seed kits, garden tools and utensils, seed starting and saving supplies, red worm composters, wedding seed packets, books, and they even have “old-time” candies.