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- Sow, Grow, Harvest!
- Burpee Tips
- Gardens Love Burpee
- Which is the best seeds company?
- How many seed companies are there in the US?
- What is the best website to order seeds from?
- Which seed companies are not owned by Monsanto?
- 12 Terrific Seed Companies for 2022 – Enchanted Gardens
- USA Garden Plant & Seed Sources (Listed By State)
- 15 top seed companies for home gardeners
- Burpee Seeds and Plants – Home Garden, Vegetable Seeds …
- Best Vegetable Seed Companies
- U.S. Seed Companies – Cucurbit Breeding
- 10 Best Seed Companies in 2022 – Eden Gardening
- The 10 Best Seed Companies For Heirloom And Non-GMO …
- Seeds for Sale – Buy Garden Seeds | Park Seed®
Sow, Grow, Harvest!
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Bulb & Plant & Seeds
Smooth Leaved Three Season Spinach Vigorous, fine tasting salad and boiling spinach
Gardens Love Burpee
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Tomatoes, peppers, squash
Tomatoes, peppers, squash
Tomatoes, peppers, squash
Tomatoes, peppers, squash
Tomatoes, peppers, squash
Tomatoes, peppers, squash
Which is the best seeds company?
List of top seed companies:
- Corteva Agriscience (DowDupont) (US)
- Syngenta (ChemChina) (China)
- Limagrain (France)
- Sakata seed (Japan)
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With over 750 companies involved in the seed business in the U.S., a commercial market value of approximately $14.51billion in 2020 (Mordor Intelligence), exports of $1.6 billion (USDA GATS) and over 60,000 varieties of planting seed, the US is the largest and most diverse planting seed market in the world, followed by ..
What is the best website to order seeds from?
The 9 Best Places to Buy Seeds of 2022
- The Home Depot. “This retailer offers the convenience of shipping or ordering online and picking up at the store and offers a variety of seeds from multiple brands.”
- American Meadows. …
- Terrain. …
- Burpee. …
- Seeds Of Change. …
- Eden Brothers. …
- Seed Savers Exchange. …
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
Which seed companies are not owned by Monsanto?
5 Non-GMO Seed Companies to Plant in Your Monsanto-Free Garden
- Seed Saver’s Exchange. Founded in the midst of the first modern day back-to-the-land movement in 1975, the Seed Saver’s Exchange has been offering heirloom seed varieties to any type of gardener. …
- rareseeds. …
- seedsNOW. …
- Collect Your Own. …
- Safe Seed Resources List.
12 Terrific Seed Companies for 2022 – Enchanted Gardens
12 Terrific Seed Companies for 2022 — Enchanted Gardens Will you be growing vegetables this year, or starting a cutting garden? Here are ten terrific companies to order seeds from this year. Warning: you will have a tough time choosing a company to order from and narrowing down your seed selections! (1) Park SeedFounded in 1863, Park Seed has a long history of supplying vegetable and flower seeds to customers all over the US. You will find cutting and bedding flowers, organic vegetables, heirloom varieties, herbs, as well as garden-ready plants, fruits and seed-starting supplies.parkseed.com (2) Baker Creek Heirloom SeedsBaker Creek promotes and preserves our agricultural and culinary heritage by offering one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties. A family business located in Missouri, you feel find their personal touch and photos of family and employees on their website and in the catalog. All orders have no shipping and handling charges in the US.rareseeds.com (3) Hudson Valley SeedsHudson Valley Seeds is best known for their Art Packs, which unite practical aspirations in the garden with the universal human desire for beauty, meaning, and joy. The company has its roots in the public library of Gardiner, New York. Co-founder Ken Greene, then working as a librarian, had been interested in the local food movement and, realizing there was little discourse about the seeds that grow our food, started the country’s first seed library program in 2004. The more he delved into the subject, the more he realized that working with seeds was a way to work with issues concerning the environment, health, history, culture, and more, and Hudson Valley Seeds was born in 2008. The company offers heirloom and open-pollinated organic garden seeds only.hudsonvalleyseed.com (4) Pinetree Garden SeedsA family-owned business operating out of a 300 year old farmhouse in Maine, Pinetree offers more than 1300 varieties of seeds at low prices for the home gardener. Their seeds are sold in smaller packets so that you can try a larger variety of flowers or vegetables. All seeds are non-GMO. Their Bring in the Butterflies Collection includes annuals and perennials that will lure the butterflies to your garden. In addition to seeds, the company sells spices and teas, essential oils, soap-making supplies and other crafting materials.superseeds.com (5) Johnny’s Selected SeedsAlso located in Maine, Johnny’s has been selling a diverse selection of vegetable and flower seeds for 45 years. In addition to seeds, they offer an impressive array of seed-starting and gardening supplies and tools for both homeowners and professional growers. The website has a terrific grower’s library section with lots of tips and resources. johnnyseeds.com (6) Renee’s Garden Renee’s Garden is a company run by gardeners, for gardeners. Renee harvests and uses the vegetables and herbs in her kitchen to choose the most delicious, and cuts the flowers for bouquets to select the finest colors, forms and fragrances. She offers only non-GMO varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers that are very special for home gardeners, based on great flavor, easy culture and exceptional garden performance.reneesgarden.com (7) Swallowtail Garden SeedsLocated in California, Swallowtail has an impressive collection of flower seeds – both perennials and annuals. They even have a separate web page for flowering vines, if you want to try clematis, passion vine, cardinal climber, cup and saucer and many others from seed. You will also find heirloom vegetables and herbs. Shipping and handling is $5.99 for all orders.swallowtailgardenseeds.com (8) Burpee SeedsWhen W. Atlee Burpee began selling seeds in the 1880s, he toured Europe every year, beginning in the south in early spring and making his way north, obtaining seed stock as he traveled. He found that most of the best vegetable breeders of the time were German, Dutch, and Scandinavian. By late summer he was in England, where he found the best flower breeders. He kept a field book of data and observations, and during the voyage home he studied all his notes. The field book, with corrections and deletions, became that year’s Burpee catalogue. Not all European seeds performed well in America’s climate, so in 1888, Burpee bought a farm near Doylestown, Pennsylvania,…
USA Garden Plant & Seed Sources (Listed By State)
USA Garden Plant & Seed Sources (Listed By State) A directory of seed, bulb, and plant sources in the United States including catalogs and online shops. Listings are sorted by State. I also have a directory of Canadian seeds and plant sources listed by province. Seed Company Directory It is ideal to purchase seeds that are grown organically in your area (or a similar growing zone). The list is sorted by state.If a state is not listed, I do not currently have any listings for it. Related: How to Find Your Plant Hardiness Zone Number The History of Seed and Nursery Catalogs for GardenersHow to Understand Plant Names | Botanical LatinSimple Seed Guide: From Hybrids to Heirlooms United States Seed Companies Featured Affiliates SeedsNowBotanical InterestsHigh Mowing Organic SeedsWest Coast Seeds (Canada) Listings are alphabetical by State Alabama Tasteful Garden | Heflin, Alabama. Alaska Foundroot | Alaska Arizona Terroir Seeds LLC. Home of Underwood Gardens | ArizonaNative Seeds / SEARCH shop | Arizona Arkansas Dan the Seed Guy | Bella Vista, Arkansas California All Good Things Organic Seeds | Ojai, CaliforniaThe Natural Gardening Company | CaliforniaMountain Valley Growers | California, USALaurel’s Heirloom Tomato Plants | CaliforniaRenee’s Garden | CaliforniaThe Kusa Seed Society | CaliforniaPetaluma Seed Bank | CaliforniaSeeds of Change | CaliforniaBountiful Gardens | CaliforniaGrowOrganic.com | CaliforniaKitazawa Seed Co. | CaliforniaDiaspora Seeds | California – no longer onlineTomato Fest | CaliforniaCucumber Shop | Fairfield, California Colorado Farm Direct Organic Seed (Hobbs Family Farm) | ColoradoBotanical Interests | ColoradoBBB Seed | Colorado, USA. Connecticut John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds | Bantam, ConnecticutNeseed | East Hartford, ConnecticutSelect Seeds | ConnecticutNew England Seed Company | Connecticut Florida Mary’s Heirloom Seeds | FloridaCrispy Farms | FloridaEden Organic Nursery Service Inc. | FloridaGrower Jim’s Plants and Produce | FloridaTomato Growers Supply Company | Fort Meyers, FL Hawaii NON-GMO Hawaii Heirloom Seeds | Honolulu, Hawaii – no longer online Idaho Garden Seed Supply | Jefferson County, Idaho – no longer online Illinois Burgess Seed & Plant Co. | IllinoisCamp Point Seed Co. | IllinoisAmerican Organic | Illinois Indiana Great Harvest Organics | IndianaGardens Alive | Lawrenceburg, IndianaGurney’s Seed & Nursery Co. | Greendale, IndianaUF Seeds | Westfield, IndianaUrban Farmer | Indiana Iowa Blue River Hybrids | IowaSeed Savers Exchange | Iowa Kansas Seeds From Italy | Lawrence, KS Kentucky Green Bean Heirlooms | Stamping Ground, KentuckySustainable Mountain Agriculture Center Inc. | Kentucky Maine Wood Prairie Farm | MaineFEDCO | MainePinetree Garden Seeds & Accessories | MaineJohnny’s Selected Seeds | Maine Massachusetts Got Tiny Seeds | Millis, MA [site not active] Michigan Annie’s Heirloom Seeds | MichiganTodd’s Seeds | MichiganOrganic Heirloom Plants | MichiganMarianna’s Heirloom Seeds | CopernishNature and Nurture Seeds | Ann Arbor45th Parallel Seeds | Michigan Minnesota Albert Lea Seed | MinnesotaPrairie Moon Nursery | Winona, MN Missouri Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds | MissouriGilbert H. Wild and Son | Reeds, Missouri New Jersey Dirt Goddess | SpartaToadshade Wildflower Farm | Frenchtown, NJ New Mexico Gourmet Seed | New Mexico New York Lakeview Organic Grain, LLC | New YorkHarris Seeds |New YorkHudson Valley Seed Library | New YorkThe Sample Seed Shop sampleseeds.com | Buffalo, New YorkTurtle Tree Seed | Copake, NY North Carolina Sow True Seed | Asheville Ohio Grimes | Concord, OhioLivingston Seed | Ohio Oklahoma Dust Bowl Seed | Oklahama – no longer active Oregon Adaptive Seeds | OregonDaggawalla Seeds and Herbs | OregonNichols Garden Nursery | Albany, OregonSiskiyou Seeds | Williams, ORStrictly Medicinal Seeds | Williams, ORTerritorial Seed Company | OregonVictory Seed Company | OregonWild Garden Seed | Philomath, OR Pennsylvania Amishland Heirloom Seeds | Pennsylvania [site not active]Burpee | PhiladelphiaD. Landreth Seed Company | New Freedom, PennsylvaniaHeirloom Seeds | PennsylvaniaThe Cook’s Garden | PennsylvaniaRohrer Seeds | Lancaster, PA South Carolina Park Seed | Hodges, South CarolinaWayside Gardens | Hodges, SC South Dakota Hillside Prairie Gardens | Brookings (offline as of March 2022) Tennessee New Hope Seed Company -out of business | Tennessee Texas Center Of The Webb | TexasDixondale Farms | Texas Utah Diane’s Flower Seeds | UtahHometown Seeds | Hooper, UtahMountain Valley Seeds | Salt Lake City, UtahTrue Leaf Market | Salt Lake City, Utah Vermont High Mowing Organic Seeds | Vermont Virginia Epic Gardens – no longer active | VirginiaSouthern Exposure Seed Exchange | VirginiaThe Gardener’s Workshop | Newport News, Virginia Washington Filaree Garlic Farm | WashingtonIrish Eyes Garden Seeds |…
15 top seed companies for home gardeners
15 top seed companies for home gardeners Disclosure: This article may contain affiliate links, meaning we may earn a small commission if readers purchase products through these links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn commission from qualifying purchases.Looking for garden seed companies that are trusted by real gardeners? These non-GMO seeds have been tested and reviewed by gardening experts and experienced home gardeners. Here’s what real gardeners have to say about the best vegetable seeds, flower seeds, and herb seeds for sale online and in local garden stores. Burpee SeedsBotanical Interests SeedsHoss Garden SeedsRenee’s Garden SeedsHigh Mowing SeedsEden BrothersTerritorial SeedBaker Creek Heirloom SeedsWest Coast SeedsVictory SeedsSeed Savers ExchangeJohnny’s SeedsFedco SeedsRichters Herb SeedsPinetree Garden SeedsSouthern Exposure Seed Exchange Now let’s find the seed company that suits you best by looking at each seed company individually. 1. Burpee Seeds Burpee Seeds is one of the oldest and most well-known seed companies in the USA. Founded in Pennsylvania in 1876, Burpee has bred some of the most famous vegetable varieties, including Burpee’s Big Boy Tomato, Golden Bantam Corn, and Iceberg Lettuce. Burpee Seeds is also known for introducing reliable naturally-bred hybrid seeds and for its popularization of “Victory Gardens”. Burpee Seeds are available directly on the Burpee Seeds Website, and also through their Amazon Storefront and at Home Depot. 2. Botanical Interests Botanical Interests Seeds & Garden Products offers all untreated, non-GMO seeds. Based in Colorado, they offer a wide variety of seeds packaged with beautiful illustrations, facts, and helpful tips (perfect for gift-giving). The company also supports non-profits school gardens, community gardens, and food banks that promote gardening. Find their seeds for sale on the Botanical Interests website. 3. Hoss Garden Seeds Hoss Garden Seeds is an American garden tool and seed company based in Georgia. They are known not only for their high-quality products but also for their popular “Row by Row” weekly gardening show (streaming on YouTube & Facebook). They carry reliable varieties, including a large offering of All-American Selections winning seeds. Hoss Seeds are available directly from the Hoss Premium Garden Seeds website. 4. Renee’s Garden Seeds Renee’s Garden Seeds is known for its beautiful seed packets and catalog of annual flowers and vegetables. Renee’s Garden seeds are perfect for the home kitchen garden. They also make a beautiful gift due to their lovely packaging. Renee’s Garden has taken the Safe Seed Pledge, meaning they do not sell genetically engineered seeds. For the best selection, order from Renee’s Garden Seeds website. Renee’s Garden seeds are also available at independent nurseries and garden centers throughout USA and Canada. Julia from Julia Dimakos, Gardening Girl says: “Easily at the top of my list for favourite seed companies, Renee’s Garden has the most beautiful selection of flower seeds that I’ve had the pleasure of coming across! Not only are the varieties gorgeous, but the beautiful artwork on all seed packages are a pleasure to behold! I add sweet peas to my kitchen garden, every year. They have a delicious smell and I love walking through my sweet pea covered garden gate, upon entering the garden. Renee’s sweet pea varieties have the sturdiest stems, perfect for bouquets, and the muskiest aromas. 5. High Mowing Seeds High Mowing Seeds are known for offering 100% certified organic seed. Their seed is widely available and is tested for germination rates, disease, and GMO contamination. High Mowing is located in Wolcott, VO, and distributes seeds across the US and Canada. As an organic seed company, High Mowing has taken The Safe Seed Pledge. High Mowing Organic Seeds can be ordered directly from High Mowing and are also sold in these brick-and-mortar locations. 6. Eden Brothers Eden Brothers specialize in hard-to-find flower seeds, herbs, and heirloom vegetable seeds. Based in Arden, NC, Eden Brothers just might be the perfect place to find that rare flower that you remember from years…
Burpee Seeds and Plants – Home Garden, Vegetable Seeds …
Burpee Seeds and Plants – Home Garden, Vegetable Seeds, Annual Flowers – Burpee ShopSow, Grow, Harvest! Swiss Chard, Fordhook Giant HEIRLOOM. Dark green, thick, tender leaves. Heavy yield even in hot weather. $3.95 – $4.95 As low as $4.95 Seeds Kale, Dazzling Blue If you are a fan of dinosaur kale, this is the one for you. $4.95 – $9.95 As low as $4.95 Bulb & Plant & Seeds Spinach, Space Hybrid Smooth Leaved Three Season Spinach Vigorous, fine tasting salad and boiling spinach Seeds Burpee Tips Gardens Love BurpeeLet’s grow together. Tag #MyBurpeeGarden to share your gardening inspiration with [email protected], peppers, [email protected], peppers, [email protected], peppers, [email protected], peppers, [email protected], peppers, [email protected], peppers, squash
Best Vegetable Seed Companies
Best Vegetable Seed Companies By the time you poke your first seeds into the ground each spring, you already have huge hopes for the success of your crops. You’ve spent hours planning, weeks waiting, and your soil may reflect years of hard work spent building its fertility. With so much potential in those seeds, you want to buy from a seed company you can trust. So how do you know which have the best seeds and selections? And which follow sustainable practices? To answer these questions, we asked hundreds of gardeners to take our 2011 Seed Company Survey. Our survey group was a well-seasoned bunch: About 65 percent had grown food gardens for more than 10 years. Each respondent picked his or her three favorite vegetable seed companies and then ranked companies based on individual qualities. Ultimately, the survey revealed 15 standout vegetable seed companies, all of which emphasize sustainability. (Join our Gardening Advisory Group to take future surveys.)Top 15 Sustainable Seed CompaniesOur Top 15 list (toward the end of this article) is based on how often the vegetable seed companies were ranked in gardeners’ top three. For our survey takers, it wasn’t just about the seeds. In addition to an array of varieties with consistently high germination rates, they wanted seed companies that provide detailed variety descriptions, growing advice and interesting stories. Genetic integrity was also a top priority. The gardeners we surveyed were deeply concerned about genetically modified (GM) food crops, so we made sure all of the companies here have signed the Safe Seed Pledge — a written commitment to sell only non-GM seed — or made public declarations that they will not knowingly sell GM seeds.Many gardeners said they didn’t know there were more than 100 mail-order seed and plant companies. You can find a national list in our Directory of Companies Offering Mail-Order Seeds and Plants.Superior ratings in multiple categories put Johnny’s Selected Seeds, a company that offers heirlooms, organics and hybrids, in the top spot. “The Johnny’s catalog is accurate and informative without the hype, and I have never had a failed crop from their seed,” wrote a Midwestern gardener with more than 20 years of experience. Others praised Johnny’s “cool tools” and hard-to-find organic gardening supplies, and many said they liked doing business with an employee-owned company.Gardeners want to support preservation of heirloom varieties, so Seed Savers Exchange received high marks for providing unique and nearly forgotten heirlooms. Seed Savers, a nonprofit organization, has “wonderful heirloom seed, a beautiful catalog and a great mission,” wrote a Mid-Atlantic gardener who puts sustainability first. The Seed Savers catalog was rated highly for its variety descriptions and photographs, plus customers said they liked being a part of seed conservation. “They’re outside of the mainstream, consolidated seed-production system, and they have a wonderful community feel to their operation and network,” wrote an organic gardener in the Pacific Northwest. A strong sense of purpose has earned Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds many loyal patrons. A prominent spokesman against GM “Frankenfoods,” founder Jere Gettle has amassed a global selection of rare and worthwhile varieties. “What’s not to love about Baker Creek?” wrote…
U.S. Seed Companies – Cucurbit Breeding
U.S. Seed Companies – Cucurbit BreedingCucurbit BreedingDr. Todd Wehner Department of Horticultural Science North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-7609 Phone: 919.741.8929 Email: [email protected] cucurbitbreeding.wordpress.ncsu.edu
10 Best Seed Companies in 2022 – Eden Gardening
10 Best Seed Companies in 2022 One of the most important decisions a gardener makes is choosing where to buy their garden seeds. We have compiled our top picks of the 10 best seed companies to buy seeds from in 2022. These seed companies offer organic seeds, heirloom seeds, and Non-GMO seeds. Whether you are looking to buy vegetables, fruits, or herbs we highly recommend that you buy seeds from the following seed companies. Back to Eden Gardening is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our website, we may earn an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you. That being said, we only share our favorite seed companies that we have personally tested their seeds for quality and absolutely love planting in our gardens! HIGH MOWING ORGANIC SEEDS (VERMONT, USA) High Mowing Organic Seeds is one of the few garden seed companies that is 100% Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Their seed catalog includes over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid varieties of vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seed. Their seeds are available for home gardeners and commercial growers. ✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO EDEN BROTHERS (NORTH CAROLINA, USA) Eden Brothers’ selection includes over 700 different vegetable & herb seeds. varieties available by the packet or in bulk with additional savings. Plant your home garden with everyday vegetable and herb seeds, or branch out with rare hybrid, organic and heirloom seeds. ✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO BOTANICAL INTERESTS (COLORADO, USA) Botanical Interests is Non-GMO Project Verified. They carry over 600 high-quality varieties, including hundreds of heirlooms and certified organic seed, that has been tested several times for high germination rates. Every Botanical Interests seed packet is designed to help gardeners succeed. Featuring gorgeous botanical artists’ renderings of each variety, each packet is like a mini-encyclopedia, full of information inside and out, to inspire and assist all levels of gardeners. ✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO TRUE LEAF MARKET SEED COMPANY (UTAH, USA) Over half a million customers have chosen True Leaf Market Seed Company for their seed and growing needs. They carry a huge selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds including heirloom, organic, and asian seeds. They have a beautiful selection of speciality seeds including microgreens, wheatgrass, cover crops, sprouting, cotton and tobacco seeds. ✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO SEEDS NOW (CALIFORNIA, USA) Seeds Now has become a favorite of Back to Eden gardeners due to being a seed company that offers Organic, Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated, and Non-GMO seeds for gardeners and farmers! After using their seeds we can attest to Seeds Now being a high quality seed supplier. Seeds Now sells a variety of seeds including vegetables, herbs, medicinal, and even survival seed bank kits! Get 10% off your oder using the code: SAVE10NOW ✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO BURPEE (PENNSYLVANIA, USA) Burpee is one of America’s oldest supplier of vegetable and flower seeds and is one of the best places to buy seeds online. They have a vast selection of seeds (and live plants) available for all growing zones and for all seasons. Choose from hundreds of vegetable, herb, and fruit seeds as well as heirloom varieties like rainbow carrots and gold watermelon. Alternatively, you can purchase a wide array of flower seeds, from fast-growing zinnias to perennial tulip bulbs. Additionally, all seeds are Non-GMO to ensure purity and quality. ✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO TERRITORIAL SEED COMPANY (OREGON, USA) Territorial Seed Company is a privately held company, wholly owned by Tom and Julie Johns. Today they grow almost 20% of the seed they offer, especially lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. Their mission is to improve people’s self-sufficiency and independence by enabling gardeners to produce an abundance of good tasting,…
The 10 Best Seed Companies For Heirloom And Non-GMO …
The 10 Best Seed Companies For Heirloom And Non-GMO Seeds | Small Footprint Family™ If you’re looking to buy seeds for your vegetable garden from socially responsible seed companies that are not associated with GMOs, Bayer/Monsanto, or any of their subsidiaries, look no farther… Each of the following seed companies provides heirloom, organic or open-pollinated seeds, and has taken the Safe Seed Pledge and tested their stock to be free of GMOs. What is an Heirloom Seed?Why Choose Heirloom Seeds?Heirlooms Have HistoryHeirlooms Are Time-TestedHeirlooms Can Be SavedHeirlooms are Guaranteed Non-GMOWhat About Patented Seeds?The Safe Seed PledgeThe 10 Best Seed Companies for Heirloom and Non-GMO SeedsSeed Savers Exchange (Decorah, IA)Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (Mansfield, MO)MIGardener (Port Huron, MI)Clear Creek Seeds (Hulbert, OK)Botanical Interests (Broomfield, CO)Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply (Grass Valley, CA)Johnny’s Selected Seeds (Winslow, ME)Fedco Seeds (Waterville, ME)Territorial Seed Company (Cottage Grove, OR)Seeds of Change (Rancho Dominguez, CA) What is an Heirloom Seed? A seed variety is typically considered an heirloom if it is open-pollinated, and existed more than 50 years ago. Heirloom seeds have been grown and saved generation after generation because they have unique and special characteristics that people want—a string bean with a pretty purple-speckled pod instead of plain green, for instance. These desirable seeds are often passed down through families, but a few seed companies and organizations have also helped preserve heirloom seeds and make them more widely available. Why Choose Heirloom Seeds? Heirlooms Have History Because heirlooms are old, many of these seed varieties have interesting histories. For example, ‘Black Watchman’ hollyhock was grown in Thomas Jefferson’s garden at Monticello (and it’s mentioned in texts as early as 1629). Heirlooms Are Time-Tested If so many people have bothered to save a particular plant’s seeds for posterity, you know it must be really special. Heirlooms have been saved and planted across time because of their exceptional flavor, beauty, or hardiness. Heirlooms Can Be Saved All plants need to be pollinated in order to produce seeds. But unlike hybrids or GMOs, all heirloom seeds are naturally open-pollinated by wind or insects, meaning you can save their seeds and they will grow true to type year after year. Heirlooms are Guaranteed Non-GMO All heirloom seeds are non-GMO. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism, and means the plants have had their DNA artificially altered in a lab, often with genes from unrelated species it could not naturally breed with. For example, some GMO corn has genes from bacteria that help them resist certain pests. So, by definition, heirloom seeds cannot be genetically modified. What is a GMO and Why Should You Care?The Difference Between Open Pollinated, Hybrid and GMO SeedsHow to Keep Bayer-Monsanto Out of Your Garden What About Patented Seeds? The Plant Patent Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1930. It was introduced primarily to benefit the horticulture industry by encouraging plant breeding and increasing plant genetic diversity. They needed a mechanism to ensure that breeders could make a return on their sizable research and development costs. The two most common types of plant patent are: Plant Variety Protection (PVP) is like a copyright. Like a copyrighted piece of writing, anyone can enjoy it, reproduce it for themselves and their friends, use it as inspiration—but to publish it, sell it, or put it on a greeting card requires permission (and maybe money). Similarly, gardeners and farmers are free to save and replant PVP seeds for personal use, but they may not sell them. Utility Patents are more controversial. A utility patent is granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office based on a unique and specific attribute of an individual plant variety, like resistance to a specific disease. A plant variety with a utility patent can only be used for…
Seeds for Sale – Buy Garden Seeds | Park Seed®
Seeds for Sale – Buy Garden Seeds Superior Seed Quality Park Seed is proud to offer a wide selection of 100% non-GMO seeds that are guaranteed to germinate or we’ll replace them Reliable Garden Expertise Trusted for over 150 years, our horticulturists are your gardening experts, ready to provide guidance on planning, sowing, and regular maintenance Our Customer Commitment Seeds and accessories ship within 3-5 business days and our live plants will arrive at the ideal planting time for your zone Online seed nursery for America’s backyard gardeners Shop more than 1,100 varieties of tested and proven flower, herb, and vegetable seeds, plus an extensive selection of fruits, bulbs, live plants, and gardening supplies easily from our online mail order garden center and nursery. Park Seed’s seeds are guaranteed to germinate and include organic, heirloom, Whopper, and gourmet seed varieties that are always non-GMO. Mail order gardening makes it easy to shop, select, purchase, and receive your seed order direct to your door. Seeds ship within days of order receipt and live plants, bulbs, and roots ship at the ideal time for planting in your growing Zone. Since 1868, Park Seed has supported American gardeners and we’ll do the same for you. Top Sellers Garden Learning Center We’ve learned a lot about backyard gardening and small-scale farming in 150 years. Have a question about seed sprouting, garden planting, crop hardiness, fruit trees, companion and succession planting? Check these resources for solutions. #ParkSeedCo Where gardeners share real life gardening stories. Join our gardening and small scale farming community on Instagram. Customer Favorites