Recommended Seed Companies

Please recommend your favorites & finds here. Please list the:

1. company & website

2. state/province & country

3. type of seed (seedlings) that is sold by the company: Vegetable, Tree, Flower, Herb, Medicinal Herb, etc. or any combination of category.

4. Your review on value, customer service, promptness, variety, cost of shipping (if known), do they ship internationally, etc.*

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  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,358 admin
    edited October 2022


    Ontario, CANADA

    Combination: Vegetables, Live & Dried Medicinal Herbs (rare, culinary), Shrubs, Trees, Flowers

    Shipping is reasonable, fast. Plants & seeds arrived in excellent shape, well packaged. Good information about each plant/seed on site. Extra medicinal information listed for medicinal plants.

    Ships internationally.

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hudson Valley Seed Company

    NY, USA

    Combination - vegetables, herbs (medicinal but you'd need to know), flowers

    Ships to USA and Canada but some items prohibited to Canada.

    My review- I've ordered several times and shipping has been reasonable and prompt. I've bought mostly organic and heirloom seeds in the art packs when they were on sale. There is growing info and quick facts about all seeds.

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Heirloom Seeds for your Garden (

    VA, USA

    Combination - vegetable and medicinal herbs - heirloom/open pollinated, some organic

    I'm not sure about international shipping but they do ship within the US.

    My review - I've ordered from them several times as well. Shipping has been reasonable and prompt. There is information about each seed.

  • kbmbillups1
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    Pinetree Garden Seeds -

    Maine, USA

    Combination- vegetable, herb (each seed tells if it's culinary, medicinal) flowers, plants and bulbs- open-pollinated, hybrid, heirloom, organic

    Ships to USA. Due to shipping costs, they don't ship to Canada at this time.

    My review- I've ordered from them several times also. Shipping is very affordable and prompt. There is a lot of information about each seed.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1. Sow True Seed

    2. Asheville, North Carolina, USA

    3. Combination: Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Bulbs, Live Plants and Supplies and Gifts

    4. They are reasonably priced, very helpful, Got our order shipped quickly. They have a good selection in all the categories. All the seeds are heirloom or open pollinated. Detailed information not only about the plants, but growing and seed saving information as well.

    Free Shipping Seed Packet Orders Over $49! Ships in 1 - 3 Business Days. And details for other shipping clearly shown. They ship to USA, Canada and US Territories only.

  • vickeym
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    Seed Savers Exchange

    Decorah, Iowa USA

    Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Trees, Transplants and gifts.

    Basically a seed bank. Saving heirloom and open pollinated seeds. Limited varieties and quantities available, smaller number of varieties and quantities for the general public. Also have a section a members section with much more varieties and types available. They also have rare and hard to find seeds, not sure how many of those are offered to the public yet. They are trying to rebuild the seeds that almost went extinct.

    Also has the option to become a seed saver to help build the seed banks varieties.

    Have not ordered from them yet.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,505 admin

    West Coast Seeds. BC, Canada.

    Seeds: vegetables, fruits, herbs. Plants: flower bulbs, garlic, asparagus, onions and hops. They have a "Mandarin Orange" lemon balm this year that is on my list of new things to try.

    I got my last seed order very quickly. Can't remember how much shipping was but it was reasonable. Ships most seeds to the US but not plant stock.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,358 admin

    William Dam Seeds

    Ontario, CANADA

    Combination: Vegetable, Herb, Flower, and Greencrop seed

    Shipping is reasonable, fast. Generous amounts of seed for the price paid. Untreated seed, non-gmo. A good variety of seed is offered. Heirloom and organic options are available. This is my first choice for garden seed.

    Shipping within Canada only as far as I can tell.