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Simply Seed started out selling seeds to the agriculture and horticulture industry. However, a few years ago they began offering seeds to the public. They have an incredible range of different varieties of fruit and vegetables, including something called ‘Cauliflower Grafitti’.

If you only have a window sill to grow plants on consider planting up your herb garden from scratch. Not only will they smell delicious in your home, but will add a punch to your cooking.

However, Kew also stocks the clever Growbar. These curated selections of seeds look just like a bar of chocolate, all you need to do is place it in a container on a windowsill and add water, it’s that simple.

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If you want to get more experimental with the produce you grow but not sure where to start, Amazon is a great place to pick up packs of seeds. One of our favourites is the Scott & Co seed sack. It contains 30 different varieties of seeds to grow, from vegetables to chilli peppers.

‘You can have lettuce almost all year round,’ says Louise Golden, gardening expert from Dobbies. ‘Little Gem Delight lettuce is a great option to sow in April through to August, with the delicious sweet lettuce thriving in the warmer months ready to harvest from May to October.’

Alternatively, beetroot is another plant that is perfect to grow from seed if you a novice or lazy gardener. ‘The Beetroot Moneta is perfect for the lazy gardener as no thinning is required,’ explains Louise. ‘There’s no need to remove any of the plants that are growing too close together, so it couldn’t be easier.’

Dobbies has a huge collection of different varieties of salad, lettuce seeds and herbs on offer at the moment. Perfect for beginner gardeners with a small plot of land.

It's official: the homegrown vegetable garden is making a major comeback this spring. With many of us spending more time at home and grocery shopping requiring extra precautions, many Americans are starting their own vegetable gardens, some for the very first time. According to Jack Whettam, sales and marketing manager at Hudson Valley Seed Co, orders have increased "by orders of magnitude" this year, and other seed companies report similar spikes in sales.

Because there’s never been a better time to start a vegetable garden.

While many seed companies experienced shipping delays or had to take a short break to catch up on shipments earlier this April, most are currently back to accepting new orders. Translation: now is a great time to order and start planting all of those tomato, zucchini, and eggplant seeds. Buy vegetable seeds online at the sources below, then consult our month-by-month guide to learn what to plant when.

“With a great variety of seeds, this site offers detailed growing information as well as growers profiles to provide more insight.”

For those looking to plant wildflower varieties that are beneficial to their local ecosystem, American Meadows provides a guide for seeds by region, by benefit, and by growing condition. The company favors growing flowers that are good for the local ecosystem, such as native plants and those that attract pollinators and beneficial insects.

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Growing a plant from a seed is one of the most gratifying (and cheapest) ways to create a home garden. Whether you are a garden newbie or an experienced farmer, planting seeds is still as simple as digging a hole, dropping in a seed, and giving it time, water, and sun. At least in theory.

Here are the best places to buy seeds for your garden online.