It’s that time of year- time to think about ordering and starting seeds! This is one of the most fun and exciting parts of gardening if you ask me. It can be a bit overwhelming trying to find a trustworthy seed supplier, though. Here at The Garden Glove, we have several favorite garden seed catalogs and suppliers, and we update this list every January. I’m excited to share this updated list for 2023 to help you with your seed starting season.
I usually order online, but some of these have excellent seed catalogs that you have to see in person. Log onto their websites and request their catalogs today to have seeds in time for spring planting! I’ve also included some of our favorite choices for buying live plants online at the end. And now on to our list of the best 2023 garden seed catalogs!
Our Favorite Seed Catalogs & Seed Suppliers of 2023:
Baker Creek Seeds
From the second you open their website, you can tell everything Baker Creek Seeds puts out is going to be beautiful, from the heirloom vegetables to the seed catalog. Baker Creek Seeds specializes in rare, heirloom variety seeds. It’s so fun looking through their website to find new varieties you’ve never seen before.
I started with Baker Creek Seeds because not only do they still publish a seed catalog, but they publish two! They have a “Rare Seeds Catalog” that you can request for free, and then they have the “Whole Seed Catalog.” Each are stunning, but you can tell from reviews the Whole Seed Catalog is more like a work of art or a well made coffee table book than a catalog. It features beautiful photography as well as extended information about all the incredible varieties of flowers, fruits, and vegetables that fill its pages.
Eden brothers is one of my go-to sources for seeds and bulbs of any kind. I’m a bit partial to them because that’s where I ordered one of my favorite garden purchases- saffron crocus corms. I’ll have to do a whole post on that because growing your own saffron at home is just too cool.
They have a massive variety of flower seeds (650 varieties to be exact) and flower bulbs (600 different varieties). While they don’t offer a print catalog, they digital catalogs that narrow in on different categories. I like that because it makes it a bit easier to stay organized. And guess what? You can get 10% off by clicking below.
Plant Gem is a fun one. They don’t have the widest variety of seeds and bulbs, but you can tell they put a lot of effort into curating a collection of just their favorite varieties to offer for sale. The founders set out to offer “Curated, unexpected, beautiful plants plus perfect accessories and a friendly vibe,” and I’d say the’ve succeeded. One of my favorite parts about their site is their themed seed kits- shop for a dye garden kit, or just have some fun and shop by your zodiac sign.
I need to give them a special shout out, too because this is where I bought ordered the corms for my favorite flower I’ve grown- butterfly ranunculus (pictured above). They even sell pre-sprouted ranunculus now, and they’re the only seller I know of does this!
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Johnny’s Selected Seeds had to make the list. This is another one of my favorite go-to sources for seeds because I know whatever I’m looking for- they’ll have it! Not only do they have an extensive seed catalog, they have lots of tips and resources there as well. Johnny’s seeds has a longstanding reputation as a quality company in the gardening community. Oh, and it’s an employee owned company!
Hudson Valley Seeds
Hudson Valley Seeds sells flower seeds, vegetable seeds, bulbs, tubers, and… art! This is a great one-stop shop for seeds, bulbs, and lots of gardening supplies and tool
One of the most popular garden seed catalogs is Park Seed. They always have a great selection of both flower and vegetable seeds, and some great herbs as well. Prices are affordable, and seed packets have plenty of seeds. Seed is always fresh, and we get good to excellent germination rates from them. Shipping is fast, usually just a couple of days from order to in my mailbox! Highly recommended. They also offer some live plants as well.
Burpee has always had one of the most colorful catalogs, and a wide selection of seeds. They are especially good at their vegetable selections, so all you veggie gardeners, take note! Their new varieties are the ones to beat each year! Besides Burpee’s seeds, they also offer plants and garden supplies. Burpee is an all around great company!
If you love Asian cuisines, you’ll want to check out this seed source. Kitazawa Seed claims to provide the “largest selection of Asian Varieties in the United States.” So you can grow your own Asian specialty produce at home in your garden.
Annie’s Heirloom Seeds
Annie’s carries both flower and vegetable seeds, and has fast shipping if you are anxious to get started! Annies’s Heirloom Seeds has over 600 varieties of Non-GMO, organic heirloom seeds. We are big believers these days in organic foods, and we love anything that carries a history with it.
Pinetree Garden Seeds
Pinetree Garden Seeds is a favorite amongst home gardeners. They specialize in smaller packets for the average home gardener, at smaller prices. Most of us will never need the hundreds of seeds in the average seed packet, so why pay for it? They have a good selection, fast shipping and good customer service.
Renee’s Garden Seeds
Renee’s Garden Seeds has grown into one of the most trusted suppliers of seeds for organic and heirloom varieties… So if you crave a little history with your salad, this is the spot for you!
If you grow flowers and want antique varieties your grandmother grew, Select Seeds is the place. I love the idea of nostalgia in the garden…so did Thomas Jefferson, one of the most eminent gardeners in our country’s history. This is one of our favorite garden seed catalogs!
Seed Savers Exchange
Seed Savers is a non profit company that is a wonderful source of information on heirloom and open pollinated seed, as well as one of the top suppliers for such seeds. Not only does the free catalog list all their seeds, their sites educates us on why it is important to save heirloom varieties. This is a time honored company and trusted company worth looking into if you wish to preserve our heritage plants!
Seeds of Change
Going organic in the New Year? Seeds of Change is a one of the best seed catalogs for your veggie garden. Great selection of 100% certified organic seeds.
Fedco is a seed cooperative, meaning it is owned by gardeners and employees, not an individual. It also happens to specialize in cold hardy seeds… So all of you who live in the Northeast, (or a cold climate like it) here is your resource!
Nichols Garden Nursery
Nichols Garden Nursery is a family owned business that has a stellar reputation for quality and customer service. They do not sell any seed that has been genetically modified, and they specialize in fine and rare seeds, herbs and goods for the gardener cook. Love their amazing selection!
Seeds for Italy
Our last selection is a specialty seed agent in the U.S. for the oldest family owned Italian seed company. Seeds for Italy sells gourmet vegetable seed for those who want authentic Italian cuisine. They have over 500 varieties, many of which are certified organic. And best of all, they have recipes for their vegetables too! This is a great choice for any gardener looking to “spice it up” a bit this year.
Swallowtail Garden Seeds
Last but not lease, we have Swallowtail Garden Seeds. They offer a variety of flower, vegetable and herb seeds in small quantities for home gardeners. And, you can rest assured ordering from Swallowtail because they have a year long money back guarantee.
Order some catalogs today, or visit their online catalogs for faster service, and start dreaming of your spring garden!
Where to Buy Plants Online
A great source for top quality gardening plants, especially bulbs, is Dutch Gardens. They’ve been around for ages!
Burpee also has a large selection of plants, from vegetable & herbs to perennials & flowers.
If you want to order top quality, affordable perennials and shrubs, I highly recommend Bluestone Perennials. I have ordered from them again and again, and never been disappointed. Check their internet specials often!
White Flower Farms has top of the line plants for decent prices, and partners with the like of Family Circle and BHG.
Terrain is a fun source for beautiful, unique potted plants, especially if you’re looking for decorative house plants. They have a lot of trees that are meant for indoor growing, including some citrus and olive trees.
And believe it or not, you can get some decent plants, bulbs & seeds from Amazon!
Where to Buy Gardening Supplies
If you are in need of any gardening tools or supplies, (seed starting kits, grow lights, greenhouse accessories, garden tools, even fertilizers!) we’ve put together a few lists on Amazon:
And again, Burpee has a huge selection of gardening supplies.
Be sure and check out our post on Top Garden Tools!
We hope you enjoyed our list of our favorite seed companies and what we think are the best 2022 garden seed catalogs! We think you may also love our post on 18 Awesome DIY Greenhouse Plans or Small Storage Shed Ideas & Projects on our sister site, OhMeOhMy!