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Got the Gardening Itch? Top Seed Catalog Picks - Organic and Otherwise

Does the mild winter of 2015 and 2016 have you puttering about the back yard in search of gardening projects?

Are you looking ahead to February and March, thinking about what great plans you'll lay for this coming spring and summer's growing season?

Mail order seed catalogs are the perfect way to get those creative juices flowing and be armed with everything you need to get a head start on your organic NJ garden!

Whether it's old fashioned heirloom varieties, tough and resistant new cultivars, or just some new plants that you've never grown before... we're here to steer you in the direction of the best seed catalogs around.

Below, find three popular and trusted companies to buy seeds from. And while you're at it, why not pick up a copy of our 95-page, Complete Beginner's Guide to Organic Gardening in NJ Zone 6!

 

Bountiful Gardens

www.bountifulgardens.org

A 30-year old seed company based out of Willits, CA, that only sells non-chemical treated, open-pollinated, non-GMO heirloom garden seeds

A non-profit organization, Certified as an Organic Handler

Varieties of seeds in their catalog include vegetables, herbs, grains, cover and compost crops and more - all heirloom quality, no GMO, no bio-engineering

Offering a collection of Grow Biointensive™ books and videos that teach sustainable mini-farming techniques such as double-digging, intensive plant spacing, and companion planting

Website contains a bounty of helpful organic gardening information such as tips for seed saving, soil fertilization, watering, organic pest control, inoculants to improve plant health, and much more

They also have a selection of hand-picked tools that they have found useful for organic gardening purposes

Seed collections are available for purchase – including wildflowers, herbs, and vegetables, and make perfect gifts for the organic gardener or for someone who wants to learn how

Request a catalog here

Johnny's Selected Seeds

johnnyseeds.com

Located in rural Maine

Sells seeds to grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs

Large selection of organic seeds in addition to regular seeds

Informative website with how-to videos, seed calculator, and other interactive tools

Fun new varieties to try

"Bred by Johnny's" Exclusives

100% employee-owned company since 2006

Financially supports national and local agricultural, educational, and horticultural programs, events, and efforts

Request a catalog via their online form

Burpee

www.burpee.com

The largest, most progressive seed company in the U.S. – founded in Philadelphia, PA and still operating out of the Philly area today.

Innovating the agriculture industry since 1881 – two of their latest cultivars include the seedless tomato and the "snack pack watermelon"

Huge selection of both hybrid and heirloom quality seeds including vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, and garden supplies

Seeds for all growing zones – offering organic selections as well as hybrid cultivars that are bred to be pest and disease-resistant or offer other, desirable qualities

Burpee seeds can typically be found in your average retail store such as Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes

A plethora of garden-growing tips and tutorials can be found on their website.

Request a Burpee Seed Catalog here.

 


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SPRING GARDENING ZONE 6

Chemical-Free Pest Control for Your NJ Organic Garden

Grow Better Tomatoes by Amending the Soil

Growing Herbs in NJ Zone 6 Instant Download E-Guide

Determinate vs. Indeterminate Tomatoes

Growing Tomatoes from Seed

Buying Good Garden Soil in Hunterdon, NJ

What Type of Soil is Right for My Raised Garden Beds?

What Vegetables to Plant on May 15

Ode to the Turnip

Best Seed Catalogs

When and How to Start Prepping Your Garden Beds in New Jersey

When to Plant Early Spring Vegetables in NJ

Garden Planning in February? Yes! Get Ready for Spring Planting in NJ

Getting Your Raised Garden Beds Ready for Spring Planting

Is Rototilling Necessary? To Till or Not to Till Your NJ Garden Beds

Garden Planting Dates for NJ Zone 6

How to Plant Peas When There is Snow on the Ground

What to Do When You Miss Your Planting Date

Baking the Weed Seeds Out of Your Garden Beds

Planting Onions in Early Spring in NJ Zone 6

Broccoli Planting Instructions for NJ Zone 6

Sacrificial Carrot: How to Make Your NJ Carrot Crop Go the Distance

How to Grow Strawberries Organically

How to Plant Cucumbers in NJ Zone 6

Growing Herbs Successfully in NJ Zone 6

Spring Gardening in NJ: What to Plant on May 15?

Mid Spring Gardening Upkeep

 

ORGANIC COMPOST & FERTILIZERS

Organic Composting Q&A

Mulch Q&A for Vegetable Gardens

Choosing a Fertilizer for Your Vegetable Garden

6 Quick Tips for Gardening Without the Use of Chemical Fertilizers or Pesticides

 

GROWING VEGETABLES FROM SEED

How Long Do Garden Seeds Last? Seed Viability Chart

How to Grow Vegetables from Seed

Growing Lettuce from Seed vs. Direct Sowing Lettuce

Growing Tomatoes from Seed