Where to buy seeds?
That is a good question! Especially with the current offer in garden centers, flower shops, do-it-yourself stores and, of course, seed webshops on the internet. You can buy your (organic) seeds online in our Dutch garden seeds webshop. With over 700 varieties, the range is quite large. The seeds ordered before 5 p.m. are shipped the same day. Even during the busy season!
It’s always fun to exchange seeds with other gardeners. You can search Instagram or Facebook pages for gardeners who want to exchange seeds. You can take a look at the following facebook pages :
- vegetable gardening with children
- vegetable garden
- vegetable garden for advanced users -vegetable garden women
These are all fun and active pages where gardeners share their experiences and seeds!
How long can you keep vegetable seeds or flower seeds?
Seeds usually have a longer shelf life than the best-before date stated on the bag of seeds. The reason for the date is that until then there is still sufficient germination power to guarantee the quality of the seeds. Most last for a couple of years if stored in a dry cool place, depending on the type of seed and its quality. For example, there is a big difference in spinach seeds or tomato seeds. Some varieties of tomato seeds have even been known to germinate after as long as 16 years! Usually the seeds you buy can be used for another 3 or 4 seasons.
Tips for storing seeds
Storing unused vegetable or flower seeds does require some care. To remain viable, seeds must not be exposed to any moisture or extreme temperature fluctuations. They should be kept in a cool dry place. Some people store them in sealed plastic bags, while others keep them in glass jars in the refrigerator. Whatever works best for you is fine, but the important thing is that they not be exposed to moisture. Wetness can quickly cause mold to grow, killing the seeds.