We’ve known folks who collect seed packets as art, but it’s the little lumps inside that are the big draw. We contacted several seed companies and grilled them on their best-sellers, assuming they’ll grow for you. Opened carefully, some of the prettier packets might also be worth saving. Organic seedling source Lora Hall recommends Missouri-based Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, whose pre-1890 Cherokee Purple tomato is its most popular variety. The delightful packaging features a beauty shot of the fruit against a black background (the better to show off its brilliant color) and “The Best for Salsa!” printed at the top. We also came across charmingly illustrated packets for the top-selling baby mesclun from Renee’s Garden in Felton, California, and for the sought-after Detroit dark red beet from Botanical Interests in Broomfield, Colorado. For a European winner that’s distributed locally, try the zucchetta serpente di Sicilia from Franchi Sementi, an Italian outfit founded in 1783.