When I first started gardening I was unaware of all the great companies that provide seeds, which is why I included Burpee since that was all I knew at first. As I started researching about seeds I have expanded my selection and I look forward to receiving these beautiful catalogs in the mail and trying out new seeds in my garden.
Seed Savers Exchange
Nonprofit promoting the preservation of non-GMO heirloom seeds with both open pollinated and hybrid varieties as well as both certified and non certified organic seeds for the home gardener. Good information on the seed packets as well. Including details on when to plant and how.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Specialized for the southeast, this company also offers non-GMO, heirloom and open pollinated varieties. It’s particularly helpful to me with my southern zone 8 mild winters and blistering summers. The catalog is a wealth of information on how to grow all the different seeds. Actual packets are light on details.
Baker creek heirloom seeds
This company specializes is rare seeds from all over the world. Details on the history of the seeds are rich and they produce beautiful pictures of the many varieties of seeds they provide. The sheer variety of exotic and fun seeds is amazing. The pictures stunning!
Johnny’s selected seeds
Provides organic, non-GMO and organic as well as conventional seeds. Specializes in larger scale farm seed and equipment. They also have a good selection of cover crops and flowers. Not as much variety in fruits and vegetables.
Common household seed company that has been used by home gardeners for a long time. They’re often available in local nurseries and even grocery stores. Tried and true varieties that includes conventional seeds but I would stick to the organic.
There are many other companies out there that have great seeds but I have yet to try their seeds yet. These have all served me well.
Leave a comment about what seed companies you enjoy!
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