Winter Garden Guide: Herbie’s Favorite Seed Catalogs

| December/January 2010

Settle in with our favorite seed and starts catalogs. We selected favorite catalogs based on the beauty of their pages, the quality of the information they provide and the strength of the companies’ reputations. Keep in mind the regional location of each of these companies—it may determine which company is best suited for your growing conditions.

Richters Herb Specialists,
More than 1,000 varieties of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs are featured in this catalog, which offers seeds, plants, dried herbs and extracts. Located in Ontario, Canada.

Nichols Garden Nursery,
This catalog features new and unusual herbs with short-season varieties in its catalogs. Located in Oregon.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds,  
With its comprehensive, at-a-glance information, this in-depth catalog is user-friendly for any kind of gardener. Located in Maine.

Park Seed Co.,  
Known for its selection of vegetable seeds, this catalog has just as large a selection of herb seeds. Located in South Carolina.

Mountain Valley Growers,  
This catalog features starts, which is perfect for any gardener without the patience for seed starting. It offers more than 400 USDA-certified organic plants. Located in California.

1/17/2014 10:56:04 AM

Thank you for this! I've been a huge Johnny's fan for years, however I just learned that some of their seeds are affiliated with the GMO giants, so I've written them off. Seed Savers Exchange will be my new seed purchasing go-to.

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