You are growing your own food because it’s best for your health and the environment.
When you are first starting out, knowing where to buy your seeds from can be intimidating.
It’s difficult to tell the difference between the companies, types of seeds and who is owned by which company.
My goal is to not only help you maximize your space when growing, but also to help you save time in the process.
In the past I’ve looked up seed companies to see which ones provided non-gmo seeds and had no ties to companies that I didn’t support.
All I came across were huge lists with lots of descriptions. They didn’t save me any time. You’ve likely come across the same lists.
Seed Companies You Can Trust
That’s why I wanted to compile a quick list of seed companies that you can buy from. Again this is a quick list because an exhaustive one wouldn’t save you any time.
SeedsNow.com is a family owned business right in Los Angeles that provides 100% NON-GMO, NON-hybrid and open-pollinated seeds. Without getting into the specifics, those are all good qualities that you should be looking for when buying your seeds.
One of the things that I like most about SeedsNow.com is that they have seed sampler packs starting out at 99¢. For those of you that don’t want to spend a ton of money but still want get quality non-genetically modified seeds this is the way to go.
- 99¢ Sampler Seed Packs
- Seeds that grow well in containers
- Seeds that grow well using raised beds
- Seeds that grow well using hydroponic systems
- Seeds that grow well in full sun
- Seeds that grow well in partial shade
- Seeds with medicinal benefits
- Seeds that can tolerate colder temps
- Seeds that can tolerate hotter temps
- Seeds for cooking/culinary purposes
Shipping also isn’t expensive. Shipping starts out at only $1.95 for smaller orders and anything over $40 is shipped for free.
You can get 10% off your SeedsNow.com purchase by using the code URBAN10.
Botanical Interests is one of the larger seed supply companies that you might’ve seen in your local health food store.
One of the things that they are most well known for is the art on their seed packets.
Their seed packet collection is also quite extensive. You can spend hours pouring through their catalog.
Seed Savers Exchange
I have never used Seed Savers Exchange before, but a lot of you have recommended them before, so I added them to the list.
These three companies should give you a good start for buying your seeds online. Yes, there are dozens of other companies that can be added to this list, but that wouldn’t save you much time.
Have you purchased from any of these companies before? Who else would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments below.