Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Great Heirloom Seed Sources

Have you started planting yet?
Here in the north, near the mountains, we are just beginning.
I have a love for heirloom seeds and thought I would share some of the best resources out there.
There is just something about knowing that the seed you are planting has sustained for hundreds of years.
That delicious and mouth watering tomato could be the same one your great-grandparents enjoyed.
The heirloom varieties tend to have exceptional flavor, are more nutritious than newer varieties, most have wonderful stories about how they came to America, and because they are open-pollinated, you can save your seeds from year to year.

Here are a few of my favorite companies...

What could be more authentic and heirloom than Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello?
You can purchase seed directly from them.
Click HERE.
Monticello Birds, Bees and Butterflies Seed Sampler

This company has some of the most diverse heirloom and organic seeds.
Their selection is impeccable.
Northern Large Package

Seed Savers has been dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds since 1975.
They have an amazing variety as well as stories behind each seed.
I use their seeds every year.

A Bee's Garden Organic Seed Collection

Southern Exposure Catalog Seeds 2014

Gift Collections

{My local favorite!}
Irish Eyes Garden Seeds

Hope you are enjoying this last week of Lent and have a lovely Easter!



Lisa said...

I love the idea of that heirloom seed. I'm into family history and who would have thought that would carry over to seeds. I haven't started gardening yet, I have a bit of a brown thumb, though I do enjoy it. I guess I need to learn some good secrets.

Unknown said...

You might also like to check out Everwilde Farms seed at Everwilde.com It just happens to be owned by my son in law :) is a Christian owned company, carrying a variety of seed including heirloom and organic.. One really neat thing is their packaging. Mylar zip tops (for longer seed storage)with beautiful old art prints and scripture on them. Blessings for a wonderful year of gardening!!

Anonymous said...

We've had great results with the seed we've gotten from Victory Seeds, as well. Check them out: http://www.victoryseeds.com/

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