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Seed Types and Sources
Once you know what you want to grow, now's the time to order your seeds! Download this quick guide to different seed types and some recommended sources.

Here are some quick links to recommended seed companies:

Johnny’s Selected Seeds

High Mowing Organic Seeds

Bakers Creek Heirloom Seeds

Seeds of Change

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Territorial Seed Company


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12 Comments

  • Mona Sasaki

    Reply Reply June 28, 2018

    I appreciate to join

    • Paul

      Reply Reply June 29, 2018

      We’re excited to have you join our gardening family Mona! 🙂

  • kelli

    Reply Reply March 13, 2019

    So confused about grow lights – ugh. Recommendations?

    • Paul

      Reply Reply March 14, 2019

      Great question on the grow lights! Here’s a quick training video about grow lights that I did for our microgreens course: https://borntogrow.net/14-day-microgreens-challenge/step-3-lighting/

      The same principles apply for starting starts. Basically the cheapest way to go is to get an LED or Fluorescent light that can be hung above your plants. Then make sure to hang it within 2-4 inches from the tops of your plants as they grow.

      Other options are getting more expensive grow lights but the above is the simplest and easiest way to go!

  • Karen

    Reply Reply February 5, 2022

    Are Seeds of Change now GMO seeds since they were acquired by Mars, inc. in 1995 who claims on their website: “We firmly believe genetically modified/engineered ingredients are safe.”?

  • Jenniffer

    Reply Reply June 3, 2022

    is there a list of recommended varieties based on growing zone?

  • Marion Reinhardt

    Reply Reply July 1, 2022

    Thank you for sharing this great tool! I am so excited to start the garden in the spring. I am able to harvest year round where I live. I didn’t pay to much attention last winter then on New Years Day I checked in one garden bed and had 50 large tomatoes ready for the picking! And that was on one plant!

  • Sandra Smith

    Reply Reply November 23, 2022

    Hi – I really like Seeds N Such – very good germination rates, free shipping and the prices are low!

  • Tracy

    Reply Reply December 20, 2022

    Id like to thank you for the website, and all the information. Ive tried to keep a garden in the past, but didnt have the best success because I didnt have a great plan. This gives me a fantastic starting point, but also carries through to the end of the season.

  • Denise Fong

    Reply Reply December 30, 2022

    Hi – I’m looking for the diagram that you used in your recent webinar that showed the crop rotation order from year to year. Is it in the resources section somewhere? Thanks.

    • Dianne Marie Reganess

      Reply Reply January 12, 2023

      I’m a flower farmer and even with flowers, you need to rotate crops. What I do is move my beds of say, xyz over 1 row every year. So xyz was in bed 1 year 1, xyz gets moved to bed 2 year 2 etc. So it’ll take them a few years to get back to the same spot they started. Super important with certain flowers like Sunflowers.
      does that help?

  • Chip

    Reply Reply January 16, 2023

    Do you have a recommendation on Burpee? Is there anything to look for beyond avoiding GMO?

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