Free vegetable seeds

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-13-2011
Free vegetable seeds
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 7:34am

Where can I get free vegetable seeds?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 9:52am

Tina, do you know anyone who gardens, especially if the garden with heirloom varietals? They may save seeds and you might be able to arrange a trade with them...

Some food banks dsitribute free seeds because they are trying to encourage their patrons to try gardening for better nutrition, but they don't mail --- you have to be close enough to pick them up.:

And here is a list of other resources:

Hope that helps!

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 11-10-2012 - 6:37pm

Good suggestions, Carol!  We save seeds from our harvest here.  Calling a local master gardener or the local extension office might be a good idea too.  If you live close to a University that has an agriculture program, they might have ideas too.  I am not too far from Mississippi State, AKA Cow College.  They have a huge marijuana farm, LOL!  Their greenhouse project is phenomenal.