Understanding the different types of garden seeds is the perfect starting point for every seed search. As a gardener, you (and I) are always looking for seeds. We all seek the staples…. garden seeds that we’ve used successfully to grow our favorite flower, vegetable, or herb crops. And, many of us seek organic, and/or non-GMO seeds to provide healthier food to our families. As we become really hooked on the gardening hobby, we seek an uncommon or unique variety of seeds. We may seek a variety that offers better insect or disease resistance. Or, perhaps your goal is to grow a world record tomato or pumpkin, and are seeking a specific genetic trait….weight.
Whatever reason compels you into this fun search, there is no shortage of varieties for you to peruse.
Flower Seeds- Your favorite annuals are just waiting for you to find and to grow them. Carefree perennials may fit your busy lifestyle while offering year after year blooms. Learn how to grow your favorite flower
Vegetable Seeds – From Artichoke to Zucchini, you’ll find your favorite vegetable is also a favorite in your vegetable garden. And, most vegetables have ample varieties to choose from. How to grow your favorite vegetable
Herb Seeds – Herbs serve many uses- medicinal, aromatic, and flavoring foods. Did you know that most herb gardeners grow several different herbs? How to grow your favorite herb
Organic Seeds – are gaining in popularity among health-conscious Americans. Grown under strict conditions, without the use of chemical fertilizers or sprays, organic foods are better for you and your family. More on organic seed and organic gardening
Heirloom Seeds – In the literal translation, an heirloom seed, is handed down from generation to generation of family gardeners. It can be a flower, a vegetable, or an herb seed. More on Heirloom seed
Hybrid Seeds – Cross-pollination to produce desirable traits. Learn about Hybrid Seeds
GMO or Non-GMO – GMO Stands for “Genetically Altered Organism”. Should we be scared? Should we be concerned? You make the call… Learn about GMO Seeds
Survival Seeds – Worried about an Apocalyptic event? Then, you want to acquire and store vegetable garden seeds. Learn about the definition. More on Survival Seeds
Germination Tests – Seed companies constantly test the quality of their stock. If you save seeds, it’s important to do a germination test on them, just like seed companies do. Find out how to do a seed germination test
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