10 Best Seed Companies in 2021

One of the most important decisions a gardener makes is choosing where to buy their garden seeds. We have compiled our top picks of the 10 best seed companies to buy seeds from in 2021. These seed companies offer organic seeds, heirloom seeds, and Non-GMO seeds. Whether you are looking to buy vegetables, fruits, or herbs we highly recommend that you buy seeds from the following seed companies! 
Best Seed Companies in 2021
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Seeds Now (California, USA)

Seeds Now has become a favorite of Back to Eden gardeners due to being a seed company that offers Organic, Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated, and Non-GMO seeds for gardeners and farmers! After using their seeds we can attest to Seeds Now being a high quality seed supplier. Seeds Now sells a variety of seeds including vegetables, herbs, medicinal, and even survival seed bank kits! Get 10% off your oder using the code: SAVE10NOW 

✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

Botanical Interests (Colorado, USA)

Botanical Interests is Non-GMO Project Verified. They carry over 600 high-quality varieties, including hundreds of heirlooms and certified organic seed, that has been tested several times for high germination rates. Every Botanical Interests seed packet is designed to help gardeners succeed. Featuring gorgeous botanical artists' renderings of each variety, each packet is like a mini-encyclopedia, full of information inside and out, to inspire and assist all levels of gardeners. 

✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

Burpee (Pennsylvania, USA)

Burpee is one of America's oldest supplier of vegetable and flower seeds and is one of the best places to buy seeds online. They have a vast selection of seeds (and live plants) available for all growing zones and for all seasons. Choose from hundreds of vegetable, herb, and fruit seeds as well as heirloom varieties like rainbow carrots and gold watermelon. Alternatively, you can purchase a wide array of flower seeds, from fast-growing zinnias to perennial tulip bulbs. Additionally, all seeds are Non-GMO to ensure purity and quality. 

✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

High Mowing Organic Seeds (Vermont, USA)

High Mowing Organic Seeds is one of the few garden seed companies that is 100% Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Their seed catalog includes over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid varieties of vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seed. Their seeds are available for home gardeners and commercial growers.

✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

San Diego Seed Company (California, USA)

San Diego Seed Company mission is to provide Southern California with organic local seeds that have been acclimated to the range of microclimates in our region so that growers can be as successful as possible. This woman-owned and operated company believes in sustainable growing practices, seed saving, and healthy local food systems. San Diego Seed Company works with a wide range of non-profit organizations and community gardens to encourage these sustainable practices.

✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

Johnny's Selected Seeds (Maine, USA)

Johnny's Selected Seeds is a privately held, employee-owned seed producer and merchant. For over 48 years Johnny's Selected Seeds has been helping families and friends to feed one another. Their focus is on helping you have a successful growing experience. When you buy from Johnny's, you can be confident that the seeds you are planting are fresh, vital, and of superior quality. They guarantee it.

✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

Pinetree Garden Seeds (Maine, USA)

Pinetree Garden Seeds is a family-owned and operated business that offers more than 1300 varieties of seeds at low prices for the home gardener. Their seeds are sold in smaller packets so that you can try a larger variety of flowers or vegetables. All seeds are Non-GMO. 

✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

Seed Savers Exchange (Iowa, USA)

Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange has protected the biodiversity of our food system—and our planet—by preserving rare, heirloom, and open-pollinated varieties of seeds in their seed bank at Heritage Farm and encouraging gardeners and farmers worldwide to grow, harvest, and share heirloom seeds as well as recount the inspirational stories behind them. Today, Seed Savers Exchange, a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, houses the nation’s largest nongovernmental seed bank of its kind, where thousands of rare, heirloom varieties are safeguarded for generations to come—our children, and our children’s children.

✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

Park Seed Company (South Carolina, USA)

Park Seed is one of America's oldest and largest mail-in seed and plant companies that now sells seeds online. For over 150 years American gardeners have depended on Park Seed Company to deliver the best seeds, bulbs, plants and accessories. Originally founded in Pennsylvania in 1868, Park Seed has become one of the oldest and largest mail-order gardening companies in the country. Their seed catalogs and website offer a complete line of flowers, roses, fruits, vegetables, perennials, annuals, seed-starting materials, and garden tools. 

✔ Organic ✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

Best Seed Companies in 2021

HONORABLE MENTIONS

It is important for us to recommend companies that are leading the movement to preserve heirloom seed varieties. However, it is important to note that even though they may practice some organic growing principles, they are not certified organic and do not offer organic seeds.  

Native Seeds Search (Arizona, USA)

Native Seeds Search is a nonprofit seed conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Their mission is to conserve and promote the arid-adapted crop diversity of the Southwest in support of sustainable farming and food security. Currently, they have over 500 heirloom seed varieties in their seed bank!

✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (Missouri, USA)

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds offers one of the largest selections of 19th century heirloom seeds from Europe and Asia, and their seed catalogs now feature about 1,000 stunning heirloom varieties. Their mission is to provide the seeds of a sustainable food supply for everyone and keep heirloom varieties alive for future generations. All of their seeds can be saved, shared and traded, and they encourage people to save their own seed. 

The Back to Eden Gardening Heirloom Seed Kit is a curated vegetable garden seed kit featuring the most popular, best-selling heirloom seeds that are easy to grow in a Back to Eden Garden. Our selection includes twelve varieties of 2,000 vegetable, fruit, and herb seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Now you too can grow many of the same varieties of vegetables seen in Back to Eden Film! 

✔ Heirloom ✔ Non-GMO

MORE SEED COMPANIES

It would be wrong to not list several other seed companies that we have heard wonderful things about but have not personally tried. 

Ferry Morse Seeds

Annie’s Heirloom Seeds

Renee's Garden Seeds

Territorial Seed Company

Fedco

Jung Seed

If we missed any of your favorite seed companies, please let us know in the comments below!

West Coast Seeds (Canada)

For those of you based in Canada, we highly recommend West Coast Seeds. Founded in 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia their goal is to source and supply seeds of a higher quality than have been available to home gardeners. Following the traditions of organic farming and gardening, untreated and certified organic seeds are their focus. Today, West Coast Seeds offer over 1,000 varieties of untreated, non GMO, non GEO, open pollinated, and hybrid seeds as well as a wide range of quality gardening supplies. West Coast Seeds is certified by the Pacific Agriculture Certification Society.

 

7 comments

  • I also sing the praises of MIGardner!

    Lynn Waide
  • So far I love MiGardener seeds like Ronda posted. They have a great selection, responsive to the customer and the price is great. Will respond more after I have planted and see their results.

    Bonita M Hulin
  • I forgot to mention the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, this is an heirloom seed company, I noticed you didn’t have a company for my specific region.

    Jolianne
  • JLHudson seedsman, excellent catalog, a lot of varieties, excellent germination results, some varieties sell out early, but they post this info on their website.

    Jolianne
  • We love Fedco seeds, here in Maine. Large variety, and the catalog is such a great read

    Cheryl

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