Gardening With Soule – My Seed Company Suggestions
Like print? The first list is of companies that publish and mail print catalogs. Most of them also have online ordering available.
Like it online? Want to save trees? The second list is of online seed companies that do not mail a catalog.
Covid & Seed Availability
List is NOT Comprehensive!
Notes – some of these have notes after their name. These are the ones that I know and have dealt with over time. If I have had a bad experience with them, they did not make this list.
Many seed companies are regional, specializing in seeds for a certain region – for example the wonderful and very charming Fedco Seeds based in Maine specializes in varieties for New England. I have not listed them here.
Adaptive Seeds (Pacific NW – ok for winter growing) http://www.adaptiveseeds.com
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed (GET the catalog! CA) http://www.rareseeds.com
Botanical Interests (vegetables & herbs, in CO) http://www.botanicalinterests.com
Gurneys Seed and Nursery Company http://www.gurneys.com
Harris Seeds http://www.harrisseeds.com
High Mowing Seeds (based in VT but some good ones) http://www.highmowingseeds.com
John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds http://www.kitchengardenseeds.com
Johnny’s Selected Seeds (some good ones) http://www.johnnyseeds.com
J.W. Jung Seed http://www.jungseed.com
Kitazawa Seed Company (Asian vegetables & herbs, in CA) http://www.kitazawaseed.com
Native Seeds/SEARCH (heirloom vegetables & herbs, in AZ) http://www.nativeseeds.org
Nichols Garden Nursery http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com
Park Seed http://www.parkseed.com
Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply (useful, Grass Valley, CA) http://www.groworganic.com
Renee’s Garden (vegetables, herbs & cooking tips!) http://www.reneesgarden.com
R.H. Shumway http://www.rhshumway.com
Seeds of Change http://www.seedsofchange.com
Seed Savers Exchange http://www.seedsavers.org
Seeds from Italy (Mediterranean climate – we have some of that) http://www.growitalian.com
Select Seeds/Antique Flowers http://www.selectseeds.com
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (many heat tolerant varieties) http://www.southernexposure.com
Stokes Seeds http://www.stokesseeds.com
Territorial Seed Company http://www.territorialseed.com
Urban Farmer http://www.ufseeds.com
Vermont Bean Seed Company http://www.vermontbean.com
Victory Seeds (vegetables, herbs, flowers) http://www.victoryseeds.com
Online Seed Companies
American Meadows (some good regionals) http://www.americanmeadows.com
Dixondale Farms – onions and kin – https://www.dixondalefarms.com/
Eden Brothers http://www.edenbrothers.com
Harvesting History http://www.harvesting-history.com
High Country Gardens (AWESOME! New Mexico) http://www.highcountrygardens.com
Mary’s Heirloom Seeds (CA) http://www.marysheirloomseeds.com
Outside Pride https://www.outsidepride.com/
Sustainable Seed Company http://www.sustainableseedco.com
Terroir Seeds (in AZ since 1993! heirlooms, flowers, herbs) http://www.underwoodgardens.com
All-America Selection Winners
All-America Selections (AAS) is an independent, non-profit organization that began in 1932 to conduct confidential and impartial trials of new, never-before-sold flower and vegetable varieties throughout North America. Entries are trialed in many different geographic locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, grown side-by-side with currently available comparison varieties to evaluate garden performance, earliness, flower, or fruit size or any other characteristic important to the home gardener.
The 80+ trial judges are horticulture professionals at universities, public gardens, extension offices, seed companies, breeding companies, retailers, and commercial growers. Only the best trial performers that show superiority to their comparisons are declared AAS Winners.
When you purchase an AAS Winner, you can be assured you have a variety that has been put through its paces and has outperformed other similar varieties on the market.
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