It’s never too early to start thinking about spring and what I want to plant. I have an assortment of seed catalogs on hand as well, which I thumb through and dog-ear the pages of all the plants I want to grow when warmer weather arrives. I prefer to use heirloom seeds. Not only do I not have to worry about my seeds producing plants that have been genetically modified, but I also know that I can harvest seeds that will successfully grow the following spring. Here are some of my favorite seed catalogs.
1. Baker Creek
This one is at the top of my list because it isn’t that far away from me, so I can drive there and spend the afternoon going through their enormous collection of seeds. Their building is filled with bins of the most marvelous collection of seeds I’ve ever laid eyes on.
They’ve been family owned since 1979 and they offer not only an excellent selection of heirloom seeds, but also garden supplies. You can even buy beneficial insects from them to help protect your lovely plants! They have a fantastic website and some great ideas for gifts that any gardener would adore.
For a wide selection of organic seeds, check this company out! They started in the late 90’s with only 28 varieties. They’ve now gone from a one-man operation to a business involving more than 600 varieties! You can order their catalog or click on the map to find a store near you so you can personally dig through their packets of seeds.
The online catalog is fabulous! I also love the sale bin where most seed packets sell for only a dollar. What better way to gather up a bunch of high-quality seeds for yourself or for the gardener on your gift list. This is the perfect company for anyone looking for the basics to grow or for tools and supplies to make a happening garden next spring.
Use our beautiful garden journal to help plan where to put your seeds!
Not only does this company have a wide range of seeds for flowers, herbs, and veggies, it also carries mushroom kids, trees, shrubs, berries, and an assortment of crops specifically for composting, foraging, or grains for oil or fibers. The prices seem very reasonable too! I like the “Quick Order” section of the website. If you have your paper catalog in front of you, it’s easy to thumb through the marked pages and fill out the order form online with ease.
What’s your favorite seed catalog to have on-hand?