There are hundreds of wonderful seed catalogs out there. I have listed just a few of note because either they carry a particular variety listed in Greenhouse Gardener’s Companion or they are just good catalogs or web sites to check out. I’m sure many other catalogs offer quality seeds suitable for greenhouses, but this list is a good start. Mailing and web-site addresses are subject to changes over time. Some companies may charge for their catalog.
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Angelgrove Tree Seed Co., http://trees-seeds.com, P.O. Box 74 Riverhead, Harbourgrace, NF, Canada, A0A 3P0
Mainly an internet catalog, although will send a print catalog for a price (check for current pricing). Sells seeds for flowering trees, Japanese ornamental trees, shade trees, bonsai and hardy shrub roses. Use your greenhouse to start a nursery!
Colorlink, 622 Town Road, West Chicago, IL 60185-2698, 1-800-686-7380
This is operated by the Ball Seed Company, which usually services only big growers. The Colorlink catalog’s motto is “serving small growers nationwide.” This is a good source of varieties that generally are available only in large quantities. They are still commercial greenhouse oriented (mainly for smaller commercial growers) but could be a good source for a small bedding plant operation or even a very serious hobbyist.
Garden City Seeds, http://www.gardencityseeds.com, 778 Highway 93 North, Hamilton, MT 59840, 1-406-961-4837
Carries a wide variety of vegetable and herb seeds as well as supplies. Catalog is very instructional and informative.
Carries a wide variety of tools, fertilizer, books, and other supplies along with seeds, plants, and more. This is solely an Internet site.
Germania Seed Company, http://www.germaniaseed.com/, P.O. Box 31787, 5978 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, Illinois 60631, 773-631-6631
This company focuses mainly on seeds and plants for the commercial grower but also deals with smaller growers and smaller quantities. No glossy paper or flashy pictures but good prices and selection. Carries greenhouse snapdragons and sweet peas.
Harris Seeds, www.harrisseeds.com, 60 Saginaw Drive, P.O. Box 22960, Rochester NY 14692-2960, 1-800- 514-4441
Carries a wide variety of flower and vegetable seeds and some plants. Also sells greenhouses and growing supplies.
Johnny’s Selected Seeds, www.johnnyseeds.com, Foss Hill Road, Albion, Maine 04910, 1-207-437-4301
Carries a wide variety of vegetable, herb and flower seeds as well as supplies. Lists some varieties adapted to greenhouse culture. Informative catalog.
Mountain Valley Growers, www.mountainvalleygrowers.com, 38325 Pepperweed Road, Squaw Valley, CA 93675, 1-209-338-2775
Organic herb and perennial seeds.
Nichols Garden Nursery, http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com, 1190 North Pacific Highway, Albany, OR 97321-4580, 1-541-928-9280
Carries a wide variety of herb, vegetable and flower seeds. Also carries plants, home-brewing supplies, everlastings, dried flower supplies and more.
Park Seed, www.parkseed.com, 1 Parkton Ave., Greenwood, SC 29647-0001, 1-800-845-3369
Carries an extensive listing of seeds, plants and supplies.
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, www.groworganic.com, P.O. Box 2209, Grass Valley, CA, 1-888-784-1722
Sells a variety of fertilizers, gardening equipment, natural pest controls, seeds and more.
Pinetree Garden Seeds, www.superseeds.com, Box 300, New Gloucester, ME 04260, 1-207-926-3400
Carries a wide selection of flower, vegetable and herb seeds and plants. Also carries many supplies. Very informative catalog.
Redwood Seed Company, www.redwoodseeds.net, P.O. Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064, 1-650-325-7333
Carries “traditional” and unique and unusual seeds. Very interesting selection.
Renee’s Seeds, www.reneesgarden.com, 6060 Graham Hill Rd., Felton, CA 95018, 1-888-880-7228. Organic based seed selection with an emphasis on based on flavor, easy culture and performance. She includes unusual seed choices of time-tested heirlooms, also carries some international hybrids and open-pollinated varieties.
Richters, Goodwood, www.richters.com, Ontario Canada L0C1A0, 1-905-640-6677
This is among the most extensive listing of herb plants and seeds anywhere. The description is incredible. Carries both medicinal and culinary plants and seeds. The company adjusts for the difference in value of currency between Canada and the United States.
Salt Spring Seeds, www.saltspringseeds.com, Box 444, Ganges P.O., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2W1 Canada
Sustainable Canadian seed company selling rare and unusual seeds. Online catalogue includes heirloom tomatoes, quinoa, amaranth, seed garlic and a new zero mile diet kit.
SBE Seeds, www.seedman.com, 3421 Bream St., Gautier, MS 39553, 1-800-336-2064
Primarily an Internet catalog featuring rare, exotic seeds from around the world and more.
Seed Savers Exchange, 3076 North Winn Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101, 1-319-382-5990
This organization works to preserve heirloom seeds, and is responsible for saving many rare vegetable varieties from extinction. Great catalog and exchange program. This is a fine source especially if you have an interest in heirloom varieties.
Seeds of Change, www.seedsofchange.com, P.O. Box 15700, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506-5700, 1-888-762-7333
Carries many unique and heirloom vegetables, flowers and herbs and supplies. It is a fun and colorful catalog to peruse.
Seeds of Distinction, www.seedsofdistinction.com, P.O. Box 86, Station A, Etobicoke (Toronto), ON, Canada, M9C 4V2, 1-416-255-3060
Carries a wide variety of perennial and annual ornamental seeds. Has special pricing for U.S. purchasers.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, http://www.southernexposure.com, P.O. Box 170, Earlysville, VA 22936, 1-804-973-4703
Carries a wide selection of varieties with heritage, flavor, disease resistance, or other qualities of interest to gardeners. Also carries many supplies. I have found many varieties that are good for greenhouses growing.
Stokes Seeds, Inc., www.stokeseeds.com, P.O. Box 548, Buffalo, NY 14240-0548, 1-800-396-9238
One of my favorite seed sources because their listing is extensive and descriptions are excellent. Carries an extensive listing of vegetable and flower seeds as well as some supplies. Look for the page is dedicated to greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce.
Territorial Seed Co., www.territorial-seed.com, P.O. Box 157, 20 Palmer Ave., Cottage Grove, OR 97424, 1-541- 942-9547
Carries a wide variety of seeds, plants and supplies. Informative catalog. Among the few companies that carry greenhouse forcing cucumbers. Geared toward the Northwestern vegetable gardener but carry many things of interest to greenhouse gardeners as well. Have a wide selection of lettuce and green s, flowers and more.
The Cook’s Garden, www.cooksgarden.com, P.O. Box 5010, Hodges, SC 29653, 1-800-457-9703
Sells a variety of seeds, herbs, flowers and supplies.
The Fragrant Path, P.O. Box 328, Ft. Calhoun, NE 68023 (no phone listing)
Carries seeds of fragrant and old-fashioned plants of many types.
The Pepper Gal, P.O. Box 23006, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33307-3006, 1-954-537-5540, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A small operation offering a great selection of pepper varieties as well as herbs, gourds, tomatoes books and more. They also have a tip for getting stubborn peppers seeds to germinate using saltpetre (potassium nitrate): “Soak pepper seeds in a solution of one teaspoon of saltpetre per quart of water for 4 hours prior to planting. Drain and save the solution to water seedlings”. They don’t take credit cards.
Thompson & Morgan, www.thompson-morgan.com, P.O. Box 1308, Jackson, NJ 08527, 1-800-274-7333
Carries a wide variety of vegetable and flower seeds (many are from Europe) and supplies.
Tomato Growers Supply Company, www.tomatogrowers.com, P.O. Box 2237, Fort Myers, FL 33902, 1-888-478-7333
More than 300 tomato varieties and 100 peppers many are well-suited to greenhouse culture.
Totally Tomatoes, P. O. Box 1626, Augusta, GA 30903-1626, 1-803-663-0016
Comprehensive offering of both tomatoes and peppers.
Twilley Seed Company, www.twilleyseed.com, 121 Gary Road, Hodges SC 29653, 1-800-622-7333
Carries a wide selection of vegetables and flowers for small growers and homeowners.
Vegetable Seed Warehouse, www.vegetableseedwarehouse.com (internet site only), 410 Whaley Pond Rd., Graniteville, SC 29829
Sells untreated vegetable and herb seeds including heirloom seeds, open-pollinated seeds, certified organic seeds, and hybrid seeds. Includes some greenhouse tomato varieties.
Vermont Bean Seed Company, Garden Lane, Fair Haven, VT 05743, 1-802-265-4212
Carries an extensive listing of beans along with other vegetables, flowers, and supplies.
Veseys Seeds Ltd., www.veseys.com, York, Prince Edward Island, Canada – COA 1PO, 1-800-363-7333
Carries a wide variety of vegetable, flower seeds, and supplies. Specializing in short season varieties.
Well-Sweep Herb Farm, Inc., 205 Mt. Bethel Rd. Port Murray, NJ 07865, 1-908-852-5390
Has a very large selection of herb seeds, plants and some supplies.