I’m beginning to grow my own vegetables and herbs, and I’m curious on where to buy the seeds from. The town I live in only has a wal-mart which sells seeds, however, I do buy organic produce and was wondering whether or not to purchase seeds at walmart. Would it matter where I get the seeds from? or not really?
if you want to buy seeds from a box store than opt for K-mart and the martha Stwart Collection-not organic but lots of heirloom varieties.
thge best way to buy seeds though, is via mail order. My all time favorite seed house is Johnny’s Selected Seeds out of Maine (http://www.johnnysseeds.com) they are the best in the business, they are a small independent, employee owned seed house that has been in business for about 30 years. The seed is on the expensive side but it is excellent quality, always. i have been using them as my main seed supplier for the past 15 years. they offer a wide variety of seeds, have heirlooms, certified organic seed and do not sell seeds owned by Monsanto.
Seed savers exchange is the best place to get heirloom seeds on the planet. it is all they do and they have one of the biggest collections of heirloom seed anywhere. they are a not for profit that should be supported
Fedco Seeds (http://www.fedcoseeds.com) is another seed house out of main that is also a small independent company that does not sell GMO seed or anything from Monsanto. they carry a lot of heirlooms and certified organic seed. the quality is not as good as either Johnny’s or SSE but they are well worth supporting