Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wintersown Seeds

During my search for just the right tomato variety I stumbled upon a gardening forum that mentioned Wintersown tomato seeds. Wintersown is a non-profit organization that provides almost free samples of tomato seeds. They have well over 100 different varieties of tomatoes alone. All that is required to take advantage of this wonderful offer is to send Wintersown a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with their order form (that you print out) and they will send you your seeds. As a matter of caution, you will have to be a proficient enough gardener that you can achieve a high success rate from seed to tomato, as they only provide between 8-10 seeds per small bag that they send. In any case, I made sure to donate to their cause by sending them some extra seeds with my order. I really appreciate the service that Wintersown provides to us gardeners who need a few more tomato varieties. Last summer I even grew a Rio Grande tomato plant from my Wintersown seeds. Considering all that I received by trying Wintersown out I decided it was well worth my time to send them an envelope. Besides, there was no beating the price considering I now have the opportunity to try out several tomato varieties for the price of a few stamps.

Note: I did receive permission to link to their nonprofit site before posting this.

Some of the tomato seed varieties I received from


  1. I love Wintersown, as I have gotten a lot of information from them in the past about winter sowing seeds. I am winter sowing lots of perennial seeds this year! I didn't know they gave out tomato seeds, though. What a great way to try new varieties! Awesome!

    1. I'm glad to hear that they do perennials as well.

      Yes - they are a great organization and to top it off the selection is amazing. It is definitely worth sending them some seeds as well - to add to their collection.


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