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The flowers and vegetables that your grandparents grew! Heirloom garden seeds have been passed from generation to generation, some for hundreds of years, and are untouched by chemical or genetic modification. Perfect for seed saving – they breed true – they yield classic, best-loved flowers and tastiest vegetables of the sort you won’t find in the supermarket. Many are condition-specific, disease resistant, and gourmet favorites. Start a family tradition.

Ask questions and share information here on our heirloom blog or over at our Seed Starting Forum. They’re both great places to ensure that your flowers, herbs and vegetables get off to a healthy start.

Saving Flower Seeds


Collect your own flower seed for planting next year. Here's how.

Seed Bombs: Fighting the Filth


The guerrilla gardening movement has blossomed as it's moved from the underground into the light of day.

Demon Seed

Food Safety

When Monsanto purchased Seminis, an international seed giant, they took control of 40% of the U.S. vegetable seed market.

Planting Time and Soil Readiness

Compost & Soil

How to know when your garden soil is ready for planting.

Setting Out, Hardening Off

Garden Calendar

Seedlings raised indoors need to be acclimated before transplanting outdoors. Here's how.

The Heirloom Life Gardener


The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company has become something of a green giant with a cutting edge business model.