For those avid about using organic methods to grow their vegetables, herbs, and flowers, using organically grown seed is a must. However, not all seed companies offer organic seeds so it can take some sleuthing to find sources.
Now the non-profit Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) has made finding organically grown seed a little easier. They have compiled an Organic Seed List. The list has more than 120 listings for vegetable, flower, herb, and grain seed. Whether it is alyssum or onions, you can click on the plant of your choice and a listing of varieties and seed company suppliers pops up. The supplier's name is hot-linked to a page with their contact information. This new list is still growing, so check back occasionally to find more companies and varieties as they are added to the database.
To browse the Organic Seed List, go to: OMRI.
Article published on December 19, 2006.