This is the fun part! Above all, sourcing organic seed is the best for your garden and the planet. If you’re a lettuce lover, be sure to check out my favorite varieties of lettuce. Once you’ve chosen a place to source seeds, learn about choosing seed varieties that will work best in your garden.
1. High Mowing Organic Seeds
I like this company for three main reasons. Firstly, everything at High Mowing is organic seed, so you can peruse the selection worry-free. Secondly, their farm is located in Vermont, which means that the seeds coming from there will be hardy to my zone 6 garden. Thirdly, they have a lovely blog with a huge collection of resources for growing, troubleshooting, etc.
2. Johnny’s Seeds
Johnny’s is an employee-owned company based in Maine which as a result means hardy seeds! Most organic farmers source seed from this company because they sell seeds in larger quantities. They also have a large selection of tools and supplies as well as a large grower’s library.
3. Seed Savers
Seed Savers started in the 70’s when a husband and wife who fell in love with seed saving put an ad in the paper to exchange seeds. They grew their community of seed-saving enthusiasts to a full blown non-profit organization. All the seeds they offer are heirloom varieties, helpful in the important work of maintaining seed sovereignty and history.
Get ready to invest your life savings in the beautiful collection of snap peas alone. I’ve been following and learning from Erin at Floret for years, and her passion for flowers is inspiring. Her small family farm in Washington is breeding and preserving flower varieties and sharing her journey along the way. As a result of her years of growing experience, she has great resources for all things flowers.
5. Seed Swap
Swap seeds with a gardening friend! Join a local facebook group or an online organization for seed swapping. Some libraries also host seeds and are a great place to find varieties that are happy in your local environment.
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