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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.

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4. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens are usually a beautiful retreat for London residents and tourists in the summer. However, until the gardens reopen we will have settle for their beautifully packaged seeds. The Kew heritage boxes are filled with selections of herbs, sweet peas and scented flowers.

Thompson & Morgan are continuing to operate as normal during the lockdown. They are the best place to pick up a bargain pack off seeds. On their seed clearance page, you can pick up everything from lettuce to cactus seeds for just £1.

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Simply Seed started out selling seeds to the agriculture and horticulture industry. However, a few years ago they began offering seeds to the public. They have an incredible range of different varieties of fruit and vegetables, including something called ‘Cauliflower Grafitti’.

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.

Because there’s never been a better time to start a vegetable garden.

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.

When you purchase from them, make sure you don’t make the same mistake as me! Sign up for their enewsletter BEFORE you buy because they’ll send you a coupon code. Here’s their website.

But this year … this year is going to be totally different! I’ve become a sponge for gardening information. I joined my local gardening Facebook group, started following hundreds of gardeners on Instagram and YouTube, and sometimes I stay up until 3am obsessively reading all about the ins and outs of caring for my crops. I even got this cool seed holder (pictured below)! This is the first article in my series to share all that I’ve learned and that I’m still learning.

I found out about Johnny’s Seeds because they have a lot of really useful garden planning resources. Before I placed an order, I had watched their instructional videos, used their planning excel spreadsheet, and more. If a company provides so many free resources to help me along my journey, I feel compelled to support them back. Here’s their website.

Seed Savers Exchange

This is a nonprofit from which I have learned a lot. I had no idea that there were varieties of produce that were becoming extinct as our diets became less diverse. From their website, their mission is “ Seed Savers Exchange stewards Americaʼs culturally diverse and endangered garden and food crop legacy for present and future generations. We educate and connect people through collecting, regenerating, and sharing heirloom seeds, plants, and stories.”

They also have a gorgeous full-color catalog that you can request to be sent to your home (p. It has a ton of information about the plants, beautiful photography, and it’s how I’m always persuaded to go above my budget (that and the fact they have free shipping). You can see my tabbed and loved 2021 copy below. Here’s their website.

They say that gardening skips a generation, and that’s true in my family. My grandpa, Yoshio Okamoto, whose American name was Paul, was an avid gardener. He had grown up in Walnut Grove, CA near lots of farmland, owned his home in old Elk Grove, CA (after his interment) with lots of acreage to grow food, and then helped raise me alongside him in the garden. Allowing me to ride on his tractor and harvest his produce. My grandpa is a big reason I have a very special place in my heart for Kitazawa Seed Company.

Hope you found this article to be helpful for finding the best places to buy seeds online!