January always feels like a fresh start to me. It’s like life just handed you a CTRL+ALT+DEL; you’ve got a chance to take a breather, and then begin anew.
In the gardening calendar, January is also a great month for taking some time out and thinking about your goals for the year. Where I am, nestled in the suburbs of Geneva, it is far too cold to go outside and garden. Instead I always turn January over to a bit of a planning month, have a research on what I want to grow, and start purchasing seeds.
I’m a massive fan of seed saving, and that is the main way that I carry one crop over from season to season. But occasionally it is nice to have a bit of a change or a bit of a challenge, and with that in mind I’ve put together a list of places to buy seeds.
Sure, there are a lot of suppliers out there. But what makes this list a little different is that everyone on here supplies organic and non-GMO seeds. I’m not a massive fan of putting genetically modified material in my mouth, and eat organic wherever possible, so the idea of starting with anything other than this on my plot doesn’t sit well with me.
If you are unsure of why you should be going with non-GMO, this is a great resource. And equally, organic is better for the health of our soils and our bodies, so that is a no brainer for me.
On with the list…
Now its over to you. Who have we overlooked or omitted? Where do you get your seeds from? And is organic and non-GMO as important to you? Leave a comment to start the discussion below.
Get your own copy of the ESSENTIAL GARDENING TOOLKIT emailed directly to you.
The Essential Gardening Toolkit is a must-have for every gardener! You’ll get: