Today I’m sharing 10 of the best places to buy garden seeds online. Bill and I buy lots of seeds, from lots of places including the online seed companies I’m sharing with you today.
We have bought and planted seeds from each of these vendors. And we have had a positive experience with each of the businesses included in today’s post. As a whole, we trust each of the vendors listed to ship in a timely manner, provide high quality seeds, and offer good customer service.
So, if you’re searching for a specific seed variety for your garden and looking to broaden your seed shopping beyond local garden centers, check out the companies we use to order garden seeds online.
Where We Buy Garden Seeds Online
I’ve listed the seed companies we buy online from in alphabetical order. Websites are included for each as well as a few of our favorite flower and/or vegetable seeds from each company. Also, as a note, none of the links included in this post are sponsored and none provide affiliate income.
1. Baker Creek Rare Seeds
Our source for: unusual heirloom seeds
Baker Creek Rare Seeds specializes in heirloom garden seeds and offers over 1200 varieties of seeds for vegetables, flowers and herbs. And shipping is free across the USA.
Last season, we ordered Chinese Red Noodle seeds for a trellis in our kitchen garden and Split Second Morning Glory seeds for the three trellises in our cut flower garden.
Plus, their catalog is gorgeous. I highly recommend requesting one of Baker Creek Rare Seeds Catalogs. It is a dreamy and inspirational read.
Website: Baker Creek Rare Seeds
2. Burpee Seeds and Plants
Our source for: a variety of veggie & flower seeds + dahlia tubers
Burpee has been in the seed business since 1876 and is a great source for your vegetable, herb and flower seed needs. It’s a great place to start when you are ready to explore online seed ordering possibilities.
One of our favorites from Burpee is the Golden Egg Hybrid Summer Squash. It has been declared the best-tasting squash the last few years in Burpee’s taste trails.
Burpee has also become my trusted source for Dahlia tubers. I’ve tried lots of different vendors, but the health and quality of the tubers Burpee has sent me over the years cannot be beat.
Plus, Burpee’s online Garden Guides are a great resource for gardeners. Be sure to check them out.
Website: Burpee Seeds and Plants
3. Eden Brothers
Our source for: zinnia seeds
If you love zinnias as much as I do, then you will want to check out the selection offered by Eden Brothers. Eden offers 700 varieties of flower, vegetable and herb seeds which includes over 100 zinnia seed offerings.
Last season I was searching for new zinnia varieties to add to my cut flower garden, and I landed on the Eden Brothers website. I ended up ordering all of my zinnia seeds from Eden Brothers in 2023 and had so much fun growing new to me zinnia varieties.
I am particularly fond of the zinnia varieties with large blooms and anything in shades of green, like the Queen Lime Mix.
Website: Eden Brothers
4. Floret Flowers
Our source for: new flower breeds
I first discovered Floret Flowers on Instagram. The feed is beautiful and inspiring. It’s so interesting to watch the process of breeding flowers, and Erin shares it all with her followers. Floret Flower also has a series called Growing Floret on the Magnolia Network.
If you’re looking for newly bred varieties, Erin sells seeds online and is launching her own original seeds this week. The sell goes live February 6 at 9am PST. My guess is the seeds will sell out very quickly. But they’re worth checking out. Don’t hesitate or it will most likely be too late.
Website: Floret Flowers
5. Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Our source for: a variety of vegetable and flower seeds + sunflower seeds
Johnny’s Selected Seeds guarantees fresh, vital, and superior quality seeds. Bill and I both order from Johnny’s year after year.
One of Bill’s favs is Granadero tomatoes. The Granadero is a plum tomato Bill uses for canning, it’s perfect for sauces and salsas.
And I order all of my sunflower seeds from Johnny’s. Not only are Johnny’s seeds sold in standard packets, but many of the seeds are sold by the ounce and/or the pound. My favorite sunflower is the ProCut White Lite.
I also appreciate the information provided online for each of the seeds: quick facts, growing information, disease resistance, etc. You’ll also want to check out Johnny’s Grower’s Library, it offers a wealth of gardening information.
Website: Johnny’s Selected Seeds
6. Hudson Valley Seed Co
Our source for: gifting seed packets
Bill and discovered Hudson Valley Seed Co during a trip to Maine. The beautiful artist-designed seed packets quickly drew our attention. We came home with a few and since then have ordered several more.
Hudson Valley Seed Co offers heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds. Plus, their art packs make beautiful gifts for your gardening friends. Be sure to order a few for yourself, too.
Website: Hudson Valley Seed Co
7. Sandia Seed Company
Our source for: pepper seeds
If you love peppers, then we have an online source for you: Sandia Seed Company. You’ll find over 100 specialty peppers offered by Sandia Seed. You can search for sweet peppers to the hottest of peppers. Plus, they sell 56 tomato varieties and 27 other vegetables.
In our kitchen garden, we tend to stick with a few sweet peppers, like the Marconi (Scoville 0) and mild peppers like the Heritage NuMex (Scoville 1000).
Before deciding what to order, you can check out Sandia’s list of peppers by heat, anything and everything from a Scoville rating of 0 to 2,000,000!
Website: Sandia Seed Company
8. Seeds ‘N Such
Our source for: a variety of vegetable seeds & petunia seeds
Seeds ‘N Such has been a long-time source for well-priced, quality seeds. The company offers $5.99 shipping regardless of order size and pricing based upon the number of seed packets ordered.
Bill’s vegetable garden always includes seeds from Seeds ‘N Such including Big Beef Hybrid tomato seeds, Hybrid Tomato Celebrity Plus seeds and Fooled You Jalapeno Hybrid Hot pepper seeds.
Website: Seeds N Such
Our source for: tomato seeds
If we were to grow only one item in the vegetable garden, I think it would be tomatoes. Bill plants at least 15 different varieties every year and TomatoFest has become his favorite source for hard-to-find heirloom varieties.
TomatoFest sells 650 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. All seeds are Certified Organic, open-pollinated tomato seeds.
Three of Bill’s heirloom favs are 1. Druzba described as robust, sweet/tart, juicy flavor, 2. Israel described as juicy, big, rich and robust; 3. Zogola from Poland, luscious, sweet flavor.
10. Wildseed Farms
Our source for: wildflower seeds
With over 200 acres of wildflower fields and 1000 cultivated acres, Wildseed Farms is the largest working wildflower farm in the USA. We visited Wildseed Farms outside of Fredericksburg, Texas several years ago and highly recommend a visit to the farm.
We regularly order bulk wildflower seeds from Wildseed Farms. Some of our favorites are Plains Coreopsis, Clasping Coneflower, Mexican Hat, and regional wildflower mixes. You can check out the website here to see if there is a mix made for your specific region.
Website: Wildseed Farms
Cheers to retired life, and as always, happy gardening!
X Penny Pennington Weeks