Potatoes are a spring garden favorite. Learn the tips and tricks that will help you successfully grow potatoes. From knowing when to plant potatoes to understanding how to care for them, with a little know-how, you can anticipate a bumper crop of beloved tubers. Plus, shop our selection of organic and heirloom seed potatoes!Read More
You’re yearning for longer—and warmer—days. You’re dreaming of rapidly disappearing snow and ever-greening grass. And you’re chomping at the bit to pull on gloves to help you garden, not keep your fingers warm. Yes, winter may have officially only just begun, but the passing of the Winter Solstice also signals the rapid approach of the New Year. What does 2017 have in store for you and your garden?Read More
Every year, we debut limited edition seeds in our Heritage Farm Collection and this year, we are please to offer our biggest collection yet: 13 varieties, all with unique qualities and interesting stories. Read about the varieties and pick a few (or all 13!) to plant in your garden.Read More
The latest Seed Savers Exchange catalog is hot off the press. Filled with vivid photographs and informative descriptions, it also contains more than a few exciting new items. What’s new for 2017? Read onRead More
Flowers that excel at attracting pollinators…tomatoes that have earned “blue ribbon” status…vegetables that stand out on the salad plate…plants that flourish in containers or small spaces. What piques your interest, or that of your friends and family?
Just in time for the holidays, Seed Savers Exchange has created 10 themed seed collections, each ready for shipping, growing, and giving.Read More
Gifted storyteller, seed enthusiast, and longtime Seed Savers Exchange member John Coykendall grew up in Tennessee, home of national treasures like the Grand Ole Opry, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and, yes, the rare Tennessee Sweet Potato PumpkinRead More
John Withee’s bean collection of 1,186 varieties started with a bean hole.
Throughout his childhood, Friday afternoons consisted of John and his family digging a hole, building a fire in that hole, and lowering a pot of beans into it. They placed hot coals and earth over the pot and filled the hole. The following Saturday night the family dug up the pot and ate the beans. John was one of six kids in a poor family that lived off of beans – and luckily for him, John loved beansRead More
John Withee (1910-1993) was a medical photographer who rode freight trains cross country, flew to the Arctic in a Piper Cub, climbed mountains, won the Professional Photographers of America National Award, wrote a book, and collected beans along the way. He was an unconventional adventurer long before his 1970s bean fame.Read More