Best Seeds to Grow for Beginners

When starting out your growing journey, there can be a bit of confusion. There are so many different seeds and so many different plants that it’s hard to even fathom where to begin. Once you decide which seeds you want to plant, then comes the question of where to plant them. Don’t worry, because we have compiled a list of seeds that are best for beginners!

If you want to start out by growing flowers, there are a couple that are quite simple to start from seed. Sunflowers are a great start for beginners. You sow the seeds directly into the ground in a sunny, sheltered spot! Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Another easy flower to seed, for beginners is Nigella. You simply just lay the seeds down on bare soil and let them grow from there!

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Photo courtesy of rodalesorganiclife.com

When it comes to growing your own food, there is a wide variety of veggies, fruits, and herbs to choose from. Here’s a list of some easy to grow seeds for beginners.

  • Basil - Easy to grow and grows in large amounts

  • Carrots - An easy to grow root plant

  • Tomatoes - You can grow tomatoes a number of ways as long as they have some form of sturdy support for their stalks.

  • Chard

  • Lettuce - Grows quickly and is easy to harvest.

  • Radishes - Ready to harvest in just a few weeks and does well in not so great soil conditions.

  • Cucumbers - Grow vertically, quickly and in large amounts

  • Green Beans

  • Zucchini - Grows easily from seed but needs a lot of moisture and warm soil to grow.

  • Peppers

  • Potatoes

  • Strawberries

You could always purchase one of our Fresh Start Kits to start your growing journey. All of the seeds in our Fresh Start Kits are perfect for beginners, and urban dwellers with limited space! Each one of our Fresh Start Kits includes organic, non GMO seeds and compost, all of which are locally sourced.

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  • Our Herbs Fresh Start Kit comes with Dill,Cilantro, Arugula, and Parsley

  • Our Leafy Greens Fresh Start Kit has Spinach, Lettuce Mix, Herb Salad Mix, and Parsley.

  • Lastly, our Leafy Greens & Herbs Fresh Start Kit comes with Spinach, Lettuce Mix, Herb Salad Mix, and Kale.

All Fresh Start Kits include a quick reference pamphlet and a step-by-step downloadable guide to help you every step of the way. Happy growing!