Seed/Garden Blogs and Websites
Online Seed/Garden Communities
- Tatiana’s TomatoBase
- MyFolia.com – A great website to track your garden progress and plants
- Homegrown Goodness Forums
Seed Saving Organizations
Private Seed Banks
Private seed banks are anything not run by a governmental or corporate organization for the sole purpose of saving heirloom and open pollinated vegetable and ornamental seed varieties. Many of these have a system set in place for sharing seeds that they have in stock.
- Chicago Seed Library – from Chicago, IL, USA
- Seed and Plant Sanctuary For Canada – from Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
- West County Community Seed Bank – Sonoma County, California, USA
- The Highland People’s Food Seedbank Project – The Highlands, Scotland, UK
- Yachats Public Libarary – Yachats, Oregon, USA.
- Kootenay Local Agricultural Society – Castlegar, BC, Canada
- Seed Library of Los Angeles (seed library and bank) – Los Angeles, California, USA
- Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank – Creston, BC, Canada
Government Seed Banks
These are seed banks that are run by various country government agencies for the purpose of preserving seed and genetic samples. Sometimes you can contact these agencies and receive seeds, other times you can’t. I’ve included the list here for informational purposes.
- Plant Gene Resources Canada – Canada
- Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research – Germany
- Institute of Plant Genetics – Italy
- N. I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry – Russia
- The Millennium Seed Bank – United Kingdom
- National Plant Germplasm System – United States
Please note: I don’t link corporate or business-run seed banks, as they are usually an offshoot of a business venture, and I don’t wish to personally endorse any.
- Myfolia.com – Tomato Variety Index – I maintain the tomato variety index on this website, striving to keep it updated with the most relevant and complete information on tomato varieties.
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency – Potato Varieties – A great resource for looking of different potato varieties. Includes growth, disease, and historical information.
- BiodiverSeed – an online map showcasing seed, plant, and local foods and plants.
If you run an heirloom/OP seed or garden oriented website, including a private seed bank, I would be more then happy to include your link on this page. Please visit the contact page and let me know.