Vegetable Seed Companies
If you are looking for organic vegetable seeds for your food garden, these vegetable seed companies should get you started.
Where to find the best vegetable seed companies to order seeds for your garden
Seed quality makes a huge difference in growing plants from seed, whether flowers, herbs or vegetables. Unfortunately, the seeds you find on seed racks at the local big box store, or sometimes even at nurseries, are often of low quality. As with so many things, you get what you pay for. If you have a local seed company, try their seeds: swap with your local experienced seed-saving gardeners; save your own seed: and try some of these mail-order vegetable seed companies.
Mail order seed companies often offer seeds that you cannot find in retail stores at all. They can also focus on seeds for a specific region, or heirloom seeds, organic seeds, or native seeds, something which it's not often economic to do for companies supplting seed racks and packets to retail stores all over the country.
While this page lists mostly larger vegetable seed companies, there are many, many small seed producers and mail order sellers all over the world who produce a limited range of seeds tailored to their region. Local garden shows or seed exchanges may give you access to them, and they often have small websites. Searching online for "seed company" + your region will probably bring up multiple possibilities for you to research. If you find a company that looks good I suggest buying a limited selection of seeds from them to start with, to check out the quality, before you commit a large part of your growing season and garden space.
US Seed Companies
While some companies will mail seeds outside their own country, it's often easier to order seeds from your own country. The US is so large, with so many different climate zones, that it's also important to order from a company that carries seeds for your region.
Canadian Seed Companies
Many people in Canada order from the big US seed companies without realizing that they could get varieties which are better adapted to their area by byting from Canadian companies.
West Coast Seeds (BC Coast)
UK Seed Companies
Suppliers of Flower seeds, vegetable seeds, flower plants, vegetable plants, seed potatoes and perennial plants." Includes a range of organic seeds, and a special section of "speedy" varieties.
Most countries have an organization which encourages and supports seed saving by gardeners, and often allows them to swap seeds.
Seed-related books on Amazon
|Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners|
Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book contains detailed information about ...Seed Savers Exchange /
|Garden Seed Inventory: Inventory Of Seed Catalogs Listing All Non-Hybrid Vegetable Seeds, ...|
Garden Seed Inventory is an essential reference for all serious vegetable growers who care about seeds and preserving our common garden heritage. This comprehensive "catalog ...Seed Savers Exchange /
|Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's & Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding & Seed ...|
All gardeners and farmers should be plant breeders, says author Carol Deppe. Developing new vegetable varieties doesn't require a specialized education, a lot of land, or even ...Chelsea Green /
|The Gmo Trilogy And Seeds of Deception Set|
Now Jeffrey M. Smith’s best-selling book is paired with a new DVD and CD set that shows how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) put our health and environment at risk. This ...Yes! Books /
|The New Seed Starter's Handbook|
The New Seed-Starter's HandbookWhy start plants from seed?* Earlier harvests* Greater variety* Heathier seedlings* Lower costs* SatisfactionFor the most complete, up-to-date ...Rodale Books /