The Best Seed Catalogs You'll Want to Get Your Hands On

I’m especially a sucker for a printed seed catalog. I devour it like a good book, curled up on the couch on a rainy day.

Page after page, the pictures and descriptions spring to life in my mind… Seedlings yawning and stretching in the morning sun, ruby red tomatoes (or are they yellow or purple or striped?) getting heavy on the vine, watermelons ripening just in time for picnics by a lake.

Here, I’ve gathered a list of the best seed catalogs you can order from this year.


Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (Mansfield, MO)

It’s chock full of seed history, growing resources, recipes, and page after page of eye candy featuring more than 1,000 heirloom seed varieties (which, if you can believe it, is only a fraction of their full selection).

Fedco Seeds (Clinton, ME)


They’re one of the few seed companies that specialize in cold-hardy plant varieties (they’re based in the northeast, after all) and their seeds are specially adapted to harsh climates.


High Mowing Organic Seeds (Wolcott, VT)

Their seed catalog (available by mail and online) is unlike other garden seed catalogs in that it also features personal profiles on the growers, farmers, and gardeners who use their seeds. They’re a great bonus read!


Seed Savers Exchange (Decorah, IA)

They collect and store thousands of rare heirloom seed varieties in the country’s largest nongovernmental seed bank, and operate the world’s largest online seed exchange where members can search and swap open-pollinated seeds and plants.


Botanical Interests (Broomfield, CO)

They carry a curated selection of just over 600 varieties of organic, heirloom, and native seeds. You can request a seed catalog in the mail or browse a digital version online.

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