As with most things these days, there are more options for where to buy seeds then most people can handle.
Personally, I’m mostly pretty basic. I head to my local nursery to get what I need each season, but I have been known to order some online. For today’s post, I did a little internet research to find where other people are buying their seeds. Hopefully this will give you some ideas about how to get creative when trying to find good sources for seeds.
- Is it an heirloom? – That is, has the seed been passed down through generations of gardeners and continues to stay true to form? You can save the seeds of an heirloom plant and replant them the next year. The opposite is often considered a hybrid, which is a plant that has been created by cross-pollinating two different plants. The seeds from a hybrid cannot be replanted and expected to grow the same plant. They are not true to form.
- Is it open-pollinated? – All heirloom plants are open-pollinated. However, there are some non-heirloom plants that are also open-pollinated. Open-pollination means that you can save the seeds and you will get the same plant when you replant them.
- Are they organic and non-GMO? This is incredibly important to me (especially the non-GMO part) and probably is to most of the readers here as well.
- Home Depot – http://www.homedepot.com/
- Lowe’s – http://www.lowes.com/
- Ace Hardware
- Target – http://www.target.com/
- Baker’s Nursery – http://www.bakernurseryaz.com/ (If you’re local to Phoenix, check them out. They carry Botanical Interest – http://amzn.to/1bA4Xap s and the nursery is by far my favorite in the city.)
- Johnny’s – http://www.johnnyseeds.com/
- Gurney’s – http://www.gurneys.com/
- Seeds of Change – http://www.seedsofchange.com/ (Though they were recently bought by the Mars Company…. think what you will about this….)
- Peaceful Valley/GrowOrganic.com – http://www.groworganic.com/
- Territorial Seeds – http://www.territorialseed.com/
- Botanical Interests – http://www.botanicalinterests.com/
- Ebay – http://www.ebay.com/ (I read online that a lot of people buy their seeds on Ebay! Who knew!?)
- Etsy – http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade/plants_and_edibles?q=seeds&order=most_relevant&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US (I’ve heard of people buying seeds from Etsy sellers. And after a quick search, sure enough you can buy them there.)
- Native Seed Search – http://www.nativeseeds.org/ (If you’re in the southwest, they have a great selection of seeds that are specially adapted to our area.)
- Amazon – http://amzn.to/17VftoJ – Of course…. what CAN’T you buy on Amazon?
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