In nature, it all begins with a seed. Organic gardening begins with USDA Certified Organic seeds you buy and use in your garden. It’s the all-important starting point for home gardens and commercial organic farming. There are organically grown vegetables, as well as herbs.
Why use these seeds? The use of chemicals can alter the genetic makeup of seeds. And, the chemicals can be carried in the seed. The resulting plant and vegetables can be affected. The USDA requires commercial growers to use organic seeds for planting. Without it, the produce cannot be labeled “Organic”.
Organic Vegetables and Herbs: From A to Z, there are many varieties of organic garden seeds for your herb and vegetable gardens. You can find them for a wide variety of vegetables, from tomatoes, peppers, and pumpkins to lettuce and onions. And, there’s a handful of organic herb seeds, too. While you will find dozens of varieties, the selection remains limited. We have yet to find organic varieties for some of the less popular garden vegetables.
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.