Heirloom seeds and where to find them online

Today I received my co-op order, and I was so disappointed to find that only 3 out of about 15 packs of heirloom seeds arrived. I suppose they were so popular that they sold out (which I can completely understand- they were an exceptional price and sounded just amazing!). For a very quick explanation of heirloom seeds, read this short article.

Normally I would just re-order next month, but I can’t really wait a month or more to start many of my indoor seedlings, so tonight I have done a bit of looking around for some online heirloom seed stores. Here are a few I found that look good:

Heirloom Seeds– the prices seem to be really good at first glance, many organic seeds

Seed Savers Exchange– Price seem fairly comparable, lots of great photos of the different varieties

Heirloom Seedsmen– Some photos, sell some seeds in bulk quantities

Anyone know of any other great companies? I’d love to hear about them!

And just for fun, a few other sites that I ran across:

Old Fashioned Living– cooking, homemaking, gardening, homemaking, celebrations, frugality, etc.

The Official Square Foot Gardening Site

Vegetables Varieties for Gardeners– Which varieties are best for your garden?

Can you tell I’m getting excited about gardening season?!?!? How about you? How are your garden preparations coming along?

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. I just bought a container tray and am going to start some seedlings today, although I usually plant my veges directly in the soil – we can start so early here – (except for the tomatoes, which I buy as little plants). So today I’m going to plant our family favorites… marigolds, lobelia, geraniums, cosmos, calendulum…! And maybe some pumpkin seeds too.

    As for the vege garden… our favorites are pumpkin, corn, beans, beans, and more beans, tomatoes, radishes (they come up so quickly!), lettuce, carrots, and red/green peppers.

    Best of luck with your garden!