I’ve seen a bunch of bloggers posting seed catalogs and seed packets they have bought, since spring is just around the corner. I figure I should join in on the fun as well. Today I want to give you my two cents about the best places to buy seeds.
There are countless places online and in stores to purchase seeds, so this can be overwhelming if you are getting into seeds for the first time. I know it was for me. Over time, gardeners have their favorite seed sources.
Below are just a few places where you can buy seeds from. You may have a local place or catalog of your own. Let me know your favorite seed source in the comment section below!
I have really gotten into starting most of my flowers from seeds the past few years. I love growing sunflowers and zinnias, but enjoy finding different varieties of both plants that you just can’t find in chain stores.
This is where Botanical Interests comes in. They have a bunch of sunflower, zinnia, and many other seeds in not so popular varieties. You can find these seed packets at local garden centers or on their online store.
I love the beautiful watercolor paintings that show what each plant will look like on the front of the packet. The back goes into detail on how to plant the seeds, and there is even more information on the plant inside the packet.
I didn’t realize how popular and widespread Burpee seeds are until recently. They are everywhere! Burpee seeds are my personal favorite, since they are easy to find and they have a great variety of container friendly flowers I can grow from seeds.
I usually end up scanning the seed section in Home Depot, looking for a little container on the packet, which lets me know that the seeds can be grown in pots. Works for me!
Speaking of seeds, this post will guide you on How to Start a Garden from seeds!
What can’t you buy on Amazon? How would you even start buying seeds on Amazon, since they have so many of everything? A good place to start is by sifting through popular products that have a high star rating, as well as looking for your favorite seeds brands.
If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I include links to gardening products on Amazon in my posts, as well as a list of products with pictures near the bottom of many of my posts.
I have to yet to use seed company catalogs, although I’m sure many of you do. I just buy packets of seeds here and there, since there is only so much I can grow on a balcony. I’ve seen plenty of seed catalogs online to choose from, though. Which one is your favorite?
I have heard of seed swaps and was even invited to one, but haven’t gone yet. Seed swaps are another great way to get and grow new seeds without spending any money. You also get to meet other gardeners in person this way!
Check out local garden stores, garden clubs, and Facebook groups for seed swaps near you.
Do you love cut flowers? Check out how to make your own home grown bouquet by reading How to Grow an Amazing Cut Flower Garden!
Local Garden Stores
Local garden stores are another great source of seeds. You can look for yourself and choose from your favorite flower seeds, herbs, vegetable seeds, organic seeds, heirloom seeds, and local produce! You can also get advice from the workers about what seeds you should buy, especially if you are a beginner gardener.
The Best Places to Buy Seeds
The Best Places to Buy Seeds is definitely not a comprehensive list, but a great starting point if you are not sure where to begin when buying seeds for your garden.
Have you bought seeds yet for the spring season? If you have, where to you usually purchase your seeds from? Let me know in the comments section below!