Welcome to Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Southern Exposure Garden Planner

Try Our Garden Planner

Our simple, powerful online tool helps manage your garden throughout the season and from year to year. You can order SESE seeds directly from the planner. Try our Garden Planner Tool free for one month >>

Virginia Heritage Seed Sampler

We donate 30% of sales of Virginia Heritage Seed Collection and Rainbow Starters Mix to the Piedmont Environmental Council and Buy Fresh, Buy Local.

Plant A Row for the Hungry

Read about our project, and how to start your own.


We host seed swaps, tastings, and workshops on heirloom gardening, year-round edible gardening, and more!

Check out upcoming events >>

our tomato tasting at a Mother Earth News Fair

Anti-GMO Lawsuit

We came together with over 80 plaintiffs to ask the courts to keep Monsanto from suing us if their frankengenes contaminate our seed crops! Read about the lawsuit, our partial victory, and our anti-GMO policy >>

Southern Exposure Catalog Seeds 2015

Click here to request a Catalog & Garden Guide. We are now accepting requests for free copies of our 2016 catalog. You can also order this year's catalog or view it online as a PDF.

For fastest service, we recommend ordering online. Browse the listings at the left to fill your cart or Quick Order by Catalog Number. If you need to mail in your order instead, you can print this year’s mail-in order form.

We hope you'll join us for the 9th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, in Charlottesville, VA: our celebration of the harvest at Thomas Jefferson’s historic mountaintop home.

General Admission is Saturday, September 12th, with pre-festival events on Thursday and Friday. Learn more about the festival online:


Calling all Seed Savers to the Seed Swap:

For free admission, bring five varieties and volunteer 2 hours during the seed swap to help newbie seed savers and share your knowledge. To sign up, email festival@southernexposure.com with "HHF Seed Swap" in the

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