A great question came in to Ask Gardenerd this week:
“I am looking to purchase a variety of grain seeds. Not bulk, not for
production? Yet. My goal is start growing and saving seeds from
planter pots, as my yard is xeriscaped and I am in the process of trying
to sell my home. This way once I move I should have seeds for planting
a small scale grain garden for personal use. Where can I find open-pollinated grain seeds that are not planting a whole flappin’ acre at a
I hear your plea and I have an answer for you!
This is the retail wing of Ecology Action, founded by Jon Jeavons in Willits, CA. They sell scads of wonderful grain seeds in small packets for the home gardener. The link above takes you right to their grain selection. I’m currently growing triticale from Bountiful Gardens (shown above).Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply – better known as Groworganic.com – also sells grain seeds under their “cover crop” section. The link above will take you there as well. They offer a wide range of quantities from home gardener size to vast acreage size.There are probably a few others as well, but these are the two off the top of my head. I’ve also grown quinoa from Seeds of Change, but their other grain offerings start at 5 pounds.