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It's time to shop seed catalogs for spring planting

Scores of seed catalogs are free for asking.
Scores of seed catalogs are free for asking.
Pat Pape

Now is the time to collect seed catalogs and choose the veggies and flowers you’ll want to grow this year. With scores of seed catalogs available, selecting items can be challenging.

Many people don’t want to eat genetically modified foods or sprout genetically modified seeds, which can be tough since GMO items in the United States are not labeled. To ensure you are getting non-GMO seeds look for claims such as “open pollinating” or “heirloom” varieties. Open pollinating seeds breed just like their parent plants did, and you can save seeds from these plants and continue using them year after year.

Here are some seed companies that offer non-GMO seeds: