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Where to Buy Organic Seeds

Updated on March 1, 2013

As time goes on we realize how harmful chemicals in our food and plants truly are. As such many people have turned to growing their own food to control what is used on their food. Unfortunately the seeds being used in such gardens may already be contaminated with toxic pesticides or growth stimulators. While growing your own food is still a cost effective way to keep your family healthy, if you are trying to grow a completely organic/chemical free garden you are going to want to buy seeds that are organic to get you started in the right direction.

It used to be near impossible to get organic seeds anywhere but in the wild, thankfully as society progresses and more organic/all natural options are becoming available you may only need to go to your local Walmart As it stands, not far from my little town we have a Walmart that sells organic seeds for 1-2$ per package depending on the type of seeds you are buying. The cost vs. the benefits to my family of buying organic seeds over non-organic have been more than worth it and we seem to see better results from organic seeds. If you don't have a local Walmart or other big chain store, you can try the closest garden center or try these places online.

Seed Savers Exchange While their website may be slightly annoying to navigate, they have a good selection of organic seeds available. They have vegetables, herbs, flowers and more. They also carry some different variations of common plants such as red and yellow carrots.

Seeds of Change (A personal favorite)Their website is easily navigated, and they are dedicated to selling specifically organic plants and seeds. They also have a selection of garden tools and other resources. There is planting information on each plant as well as uses for some of the herbs and flowers.

Sweet Corn Organic Nursery Their site is slightly difficult to navigate but well worth the work. They offer many different seeds, information as well as starter plants and other supplies.

Botanical Interests Easily navigating website with easy to see pricing and options. Good variety of herbs, vegetables, flowers and tools.

Seedsnow While the big business look of the website can be off-putting they do sell organic and they have fairly competitive pricing.


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    • IronicDiscovery profile image

      IronicDiscovery 4 years ago

      Yes I have heard about Monsanto however to be honest I haven't done much research into it myself and didn't want to give any false information to my readers. I'm glad to see that there are people staying on top of these things though. Thank you for mentioning the information and I hope my readers take the benefit of checking into Barbara Peterson to make sure they are getting exactly what they are paying for. Good luck in your organic gardening adventures! :)

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from Kansas City - United States

      This is an interesting hub on an important topic. In my experience it is extremely difficult for the average person to know whether they are buying organic seeds from a company with no biotech interests, as well as a company that does not get any of their seeds from Monsanto. Biotech interests and Monsanto being big concerns to many, but not all, organic gardeners and growers seeking organic seeds. Barbara Peterson of Farmwars keeps a list of organic seed companies she has investigated. You might find it interesting at farmwars dot info.