Buying seeds

Few activities are as absorbing, rewarding, and just plain hopeful as selecting your seeds for spring planting. Plus, seeds can be really cool looking, right?

We recommend these trusted seed purveyors for online sales. For our region, you do want to make sure that you buy seeds that are cold stratified. Stratification is the process of pretreating seeds to simulate natural winter conditions that a seed must endure before germination.


B&T World Seeds

Ed Hume Seeds


Johnny’s Selected Seeds


Kitchen Garden Seeds

Natural Gardening

Plant Delights

Renee’s Garden

Seed Savers Exchange

Seeds from Italy

Southern Exposure


For Virginia native plants, try:

Virginia Living Museum (Spring Plant Sales are in April)

Virginia Native Plant Society (view the native plant vendor list)

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