The starting point for organic gardening, is to find USDA Certified organic garden seeds. The search for these seeds can be frustrating, as there is often little variety to choose from, in the marketplace. And, all varieties of organic seeds are often priced very high.
But, the search for certified organic seeds is rewarding, as the result is healthier foods.
Importantly, make sure the vegetable seed you are buying is certified organic. Look for the USDA Certified Organic logo. It will be on the front of the seed packet.
Here are common certified organic vegetable seed varieties:
Bean, Bush Blue Lake
Bean, Blue Lake Stringless
Bean, Contender Stringless
Beet, Detroit Dark Red
Broccoli, Green Sprouting
Cantaloupe, Sierra Gold
Carrot, Danvers Half Long
Cucumber, Straight Eight
Lettuce, Gourmet Blend
Lettuce, Parris Island Romaine
Onion, Evergreen Bunching
Peas, Oregon Sugar Pod II
Pepper, California Wonder
Pepper, Color Mix
Radish, Cherry Belle
Radish, Sparkler White Tip
Spinach, Bloomsdale Long Standing
Squash, Summer Crookneck
Squash, Waltham Butternut
Swiss Chard, Rainbow
Tomato, Brandywine Pink
Tomato, Chadwick Cherry
Here are common certified organic herb seed varieties:
Basil, Large Leaf
More on Certified Organic Garden Seeds– the all important starting point
Garden soil and soil amendments
Fertilizers – manures, compost and more.
Insect repellents/insect control
Beneficial Insects – use the good bugs to get the bad bugs