Buying Garden Seeds Online
Buying Garden Seeds Online as a cheap way to establish a flower garden or vegetable garden. Garden seed suppliers also carry a good range of wildflower seeds all available for sale online.
Growing Plants from Seeds
Terms that refer to growing and sowing seeds.
Germination or garden seeds.
Seeds need to germinate to commence growth, some seeds are easy to germinate others are difficult. Some seeds require bottom heat or a cold frame to assist with germination. Check individual seed instructions before you buy seeds for specific germination information.
Soil tilth is all about soil structure, garden seeds come in a range of sizes and the finer the seed the finer the soil needs to be for germination purposes. Seeds need to be surrounded by soil to encourage proper germination, fine seed sown into course soil will have problems.
Sowing Garden Seeds
Some seeds are best sown directly into the garden as they resent being transplanted, others are better st arted in containers and then transplanted or potted up. Remember to label plant seeds when you first sow them.
Seeds are generally sown at a depth that is 2-3 times the seeds diameter. Some seeds require heat to germinate and if you do not has a greenhouse are best started using a cloche type arrangement to provide warmth, this can be achieved by covering the pot with a plastic bag until seeds begin to sprout.
Fertilizer for garden seeds
We use liquid seaweed fertiliser on our seeds, promotes germination and root growth.
Seeds that are grown in greenhouses, cold frames or in any controlled environment need to be 'hardened off' before planting out in the garden or into larger pots. This simply means a gradual introduction to the open garden. Open the cold frame slightly each day and increase the opening or place pots of new seeds in a semi shaded position for a week or so until the acclimatise. Remember to maintain water as pots tend to dry out quickly in the garden.
Where to buy
You can buy a good range of seeds from the following online suppliers.
GARDENS NORTH- Phone 613-489-0065
5984 Third Line Road, N. North Gower, Ontario Canada K0A 2T0
Large range of rare and unusual seeds herbaceous and woody plants. www.gardensnorth.com
PLANT WORLD SEEDS - Tel +44 (0)1803 872939
St. Marychurch Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4SE, U.K.
Over 600 varieties of rare and unusual seeds sent world wide.
Includes: aquilegias (columbines), campanulas (bellflowers), dieramas (angels fishing-rods), hardy geraniums, digitalis, hellebores, meconopsis and hundreds more unusual seeds
EVERWILDE FARMS Inc. phone: 1-888-848-3837
N12025 1010th St. Bloomer WI postcode: 54724
A grower and seller of wildflower seeds native to the Midwest. We grow many common species of wildflowers, but our specialty is in rare wildflowers. www.everwilde.com
GEORGIAVINES.com - phone: 9129965467
2309 Woodland Way Brunswick GA 31520
Specializing in Passiflora such as: Nigradeia, Kewensis, Riparia, Tulea, Yucatanense, Sunburst, Fledermouse, Atropurpura, Triloba, Holosericea, and Ruby Glow Also plants and seeds