Secrets To Buying The Best Vegetable Seeds

Secrets To Buying The Best Vegetable Seeds

Article by Dave Truman

Spring is almost here, and many people are looking forward to planting their vegetable gardens. With so many options available, it can be difficult to choose what you’ll plant. And where should you buy your seeds? There are many online vegetable seed companies to pick from, and the choices can leave you stymied. This article should give you information that will make choosing easier.

Buying vegetable seeds online can be beneficial to you. Many companies do not package their seeds ahead of time. This helps the seeds retain freshness. Likewise, many suppliers will ship their products the next day, so you are guaranteed fast delivery. Many seeds are also available online that may not be available at your local store. Even local greenhouses or nurseries will likely not supply an exhaustive choice of vegetable seeds. If you are looking for that rare organic tomato seed, you may best find it online.

Most online vegetable seed companies offer some type of warranty for their products. For instance, if a seed does not produce within a certain time frame, they may refund your purchase price or replace the item. This is the most common type of guarantee. Other companies will refund your money if you are not satisfied for any reason. Regardless, make sure you understand what you are guaranteed before you buy.

Prices are usually pretty equal among companies, but check a few things before you purchase seeds. How much (and what) are you are really getting? Some sites may seem cheaper, but they may be selling less by weight for a given price. What is the quality of the seeds? For example, heirloom seeds produce the best tasting tomatoes. There are also many different varieties of the same vegetable. Be sure you are comparing the exact same vegetable or the comparison won’t be accurate.

Next, what type of vegetables would you like to plant? Do you want an eclectic collection of classics and exotics? Are all organic vegetables your thing? Or do you just want an old fashioned vegetable garden with cooking staples in it? Whatever you want, there’s a company that will specialize in it.

Then, make sure that you use a vegetable seed company with a good reputation. For starters, ask your friends where they purchase their seeds. Or ask that neighbor with a magnificent garden where they get their seeds. Another way to get needed information is to join an online gardener’s chat group. Gardeners are always willing to lend a hand to someone looking for advice.

Growing your own vegetables can be very rewarding. Have fun, but keep the aforementioned advice in mind. It can save you time and frustration later on. It’s convenient and economical to purchase your seeds from a reputable online company, and a great way to start your garden.

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