Seeds are sometimes hard to come by if you are looking for something specific, so you have to get creative on your search. In the small town that I lived in, most of the stores had a little shelf with seeds on it even though they were not a seed store. The gas station, the fabric store, and the grocery store had these little spinning stands with packets of seeds all the time. This was before the internet and big stores like Home Depot. Here is a small list of the best places to buy seeds.
Check the Web
The internet is full of wonderful things, and the magic of it all has created ease and convenience to us seed hungry people. There is a website that is giving seeds away for free, imagine that. Check out Winter Sown, this website offers all kinds of little tidbits about seeds and how to sow them. I am pretty sure that you will come away with a lot of clever information.
Seeds Now offers 100% pure raw & untreated GMO-free seeds. That sounds good to me, how about you? They have sprout seeds, herb seeds, vegetable seeds, and a whole lot more. The website looks like a pretty good source for good seeds.
Can you believe that people will actually swap seeds on line? What a concept! There is something called the Old Farmer’s Almanac Seed Swap. Now I was familiar with the paperback Old Farmer’s Almanac, but now the internet has made it even better.
Check the stores
There are local stores in your area that will carry a variety of seeds. Search for seeds at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, the local hardware stores, the local plant nursery, Dollar Stores, specialty stores, and garden supply stores. You will be amazed at how many places will carry seeds at certain times of the year.
Check the catalogs
Here is a list of catalogs that you can order seeds from:
- Park Seed
- Territorial Seed Company
- Gurney’s Seed Catalog
- Annie’s Heirloom Seeds Catalog
- Botanical Interests Seed Catalog
- Burpee Seed Catalog
- Neseed Seed Catalog
- Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. Seed Catalog
And the list goes on. For a list of 70 free seed catalogs go click here, and have fun in your search for that special seed.
You can also get seeds from the food that you buy at the grocery store. Save those apple seeds, tomato seeds, and avocado pits. Get down and dirty and see just how green your thumbs can get. Try sprouting those seeds and discover what an accomplishment that would be.
Try joining a garden club in your area and discover how they handle their seed shortage situations.
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