The snow started falling here today, and to me, that means it’s time for garden seed catalogs again. I don’t want most of the catalogs we get in the mail, but the yearly garden seed catalogs are different. I love looking through them; and spend hours studying and plotting the perfect garden (well, it is in my imagination).
Unfortunately, many companies are choosing to put their catalogs on the Internet instead of making print catalogs. I understand that it costs less and is greener; but I still like having a catalog in my hand for studying the different varieties, descriptions, and pictures. The Internet just doesn’t offer the same experience.
The companies still making free print catalogs are starting to mail now, so below are links to a few I like that sell heirloom, open-pollinated, and non-genetically modified seed. Everyone can start enjoying their seed catalogs soon! Isn’t Baker Creeks catalog cover gorgeous this year?
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed – bills itself as “America’ s Top Source for Pure Heirloom Seeds” and they produce a beautiful color catalog filled with open-pollinated, non-GMO seed.
High Mowing Organic Seed – certified organic, non-GMO, heirloom, open-pollinated, and hybrid seeds.
Johnny’s Selected Seed – non-GMO, open-pollinated, organic, and hybrid seeds.
Pinetree Garden Seeds – offers heirloom seeds and hybrid seeds – this will be a new catalog this year for me.
Seeds of Change – certified organic, heirloom, and hybrid seeds.
Wood Prairie Farm – certified organic seed potatoes.
Seed Savers Exchange – “Our Mission – Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange members have passed on approximately one million samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. We are a non-profit organization of gardeners dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.”
My friend Anna has even figured out how to use seed catalogs to keep her kids entertained – check out how she does it by clicking HERE. Turns out kids love garden catalogs too and turn into great little gardeners.