Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Best Seeds: Horizon Herbs

I have to give a shout-out to Horizon Herbs. The seeds from this company are all grown organically and with great care, and the prices can't be beat for the quality. When I start my seeds in flats this year, all of the varieties I plant will be from this amazing company.

I highly encourage you to check out the seed collections under the Gifts tab. It is here that I found the Four Sisters Seed Collection, and I think it is only fitting that I begin our mini farm project by paying homage to the native peoples of these lands who grew these plants symbiotically. For $7.95, you can have 1 full size packet each of Anasazi Bean (pole bean), Anasazi Sweet Corn, Yellow Crookneck Squash, and Sunflower. Did I mention they're all organic?? 

 The pole beans use the corn stalks to climb, while the corn receives the gift of nitrogen from the beans. The squash is planted nearby and stays low to the ground, creating a ground cover that chokes out weeds. The sunflowers, also nearby, help attract bees and other beneficial insects, keeping harmful pests at bay. What a great combination!

There are many other seed collections available at Horizon Herbs. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the selection of organic seeds, these collections will simply things and supply you with the essential seeds at cost to the company.Check out the Hoedown Seed Collection and it's relative, the Snowdown Seed Collection. Trust me, whatever seed you're looking for, whether it's vegetable or herb, Horizon Herbs has it.

Oh, and I'm not being compensated in any way by anyone to tell you about Horizon Herbs. They are simply the best!


  1. You have a cool blog. I would love to grow a garden like we did when I was grwoing up. Right now, I live at my daughter's. Her yard is rocks.Not even a dandlion to make wilted dandlion salad. Malika

  2. Thanks! It's tough when you don't have suitable land. It is possible to make soil from scratch, but it costs a little over $1.50 per square foot. In the book Mini Farming, the author goes into great detail about it. I'm thinking about doing a giveaway on this book! It's full of so much helpful information.

  3. I'm learning so much from your posts!