Growing your own fruit and vegetables from seeds is the perfect activity to keep you and your kids entertained while we stay home. We’ve rounded up a few of the places you buy seeds online, so you can stay home and get growing.
However, Kew also stocks the clever Growbar. These curated selections of seeds look just like a bar of chocolate, all you need to do is place it in a container on a windowsill and add water, it’s that simple.
Where to buy seeds online
If you want to get more experimental with the produce you grow but not sure where to start, Amazon is a great place to pick up packs of seeds. One of our favourites is the Scott & Co seed sack. It contains 30 different varieties of seeds to grow, from vegetables to chilli peppers.
Alternatively, beetroot is another plant that is perfect to grow from seed if you a novice or lazy gardener. ‘The Beetroot Moneta is perfect for the lazy gardener as no thinning is required,’ explains Louise. ‘There’s no need to remove any of the plants that are growing too close together, so it couldn’t be easier.’
Alternatively, you can start small with a herb grow kit from pronto seed. It comes complete with everything you need to grow your herbs from scratch.
Seed Savers, which specializes in protecting and preserving endangered plant varieties, will walk you through the entire gardening process, from planting right up through picking.
Celebrating 150 years of “gardening friendship,” Park Seed sees the act of gardening as a way to enrich the soul. Offering specialized kits for indoor growing and shade-tolerant plants, this company has all your bases covered.
Kitazawa has a fabulous selection of traditional Asian produce. From edamame to bok choy, the company prides itself on its Japanese heirloom seeds.
Territorial is a family-owned seed company that carries both conventional and organic options. It also offers garden guides to help you optimize growth throughout each season.
Peaceful Valley began as an effort to combat the industrialized mass production of agricultural products. Its seed store is explicitly designed to open up the world of organic produce to all home gardeners.
Because there’s never been a better time to start a vegetable garden.
It's official: the homegrown vegetable garden is making a major comeback this spring. With many of us spending more time at home and grocery shopping requiring extra precautions, many Americans are starting their own vegetable gardens, some for the very first time. According to Jack Whettam, sales and marketing manager at Hudson Valley Seed Co, orders have increased "by orders of magnitude" this year, and other seed companies report similar spikes in sales.
While many seed companies experienced shipping delays or had to take a short break to catch up on shipments earlier this April, most are currently back to accepting new orders. Translation: now is a great time to order and start planting all of those tomato, zucchini, and eggplant seeds. Buy vegetable seeds online at the sources below, then consult our month-by-month guide to learn what to plant when.