It’s that time of the year again. That’s right; it’s time to curl up by the fireplace with either a stack of garden catalogs or a laptop with a wireless connection. I’ve compiled a list of some of the best garden catalogs available… specifically, organic garden catalogs. Most can be viewed online, but if you insist on the old-fashioned paper version, most companies will send you one upon request. Browsing garden catalogs online isn’t as romantic as thumbing through a paper catalog, but it is better for the planet. Most of the following websites offer both an online and a paper catalog.
1. Seeds of Change – 100% certified organic vegetable, flower, and herb seeds.
2. Burpee – Includes helpful reference information on organic gardening.
3. Gardeners Supply Company – This is one of my favorites because I love their cool gardening gadgets.
4. Grow Organic – Has a wonderful homestead section that includes organic chicken feed, food processing and preserving supplies, harvesting equipment, and more.
5. Planet Natural – Offers organic fertilizers, natural pest control, and organic gardening equipment.
6. Gardens Alive – Dedicated to biological control of garden pests.
7. Park Seed – This Carolina favorite is celebrating its 143rd year in business.
8. Organic Growing Catalogue – Promotes growing a healthy, “living” garden.
9. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – Pure heirloom seeds.
10. High Mowing Organic Seeds (online catalog only) – 100% certified organic seeds.
11. Johnny’s Selected Seeds – Slick, easy to use online catalog.
12. John Sheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds – Includes a nice collection of recipes.
13. Nichol’s Garden Nursery – A family owned business that’s been around for 60 years.
14. Renee’s Garden (online catalog only) – Showcases unusual seed choices of time-tested heirlooms.
15. Seed Savers Exchange – A member supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds.
16. Territorial Seed Company -Their catalog and seed packet art were created by a local artist. Very nice.
17. The Cook’s Garden – Another one of my favorite catalogs. It is dedicated to cooks who love to garden and gardeners who love to cook.
18. Tomato Growers Supply Company – They have every tomato under the sun!
19. Stark Brothers – A fine collection of berry plants and fruit and nut trees.
Interested in starting and maintaining an organic garden – My Organic Food Garden