May 01, 2012

Ladybug life cycle

All about live ladybugs

April 30, 2012

Over 400 Types of Seeds Now Available

 buy plant and vegetable seeds to add a little green to your garden.

Ok, so we may not have EVERY plant or vegetable seed out there, but we're packing over 400 varieties of seeds and that's more than enough to keep even the most exotic gardeners occupied for hours in their home garden plots. We carry plant and vegetable seeds for sale produced by top-quality suppliers such as Lily Miller and Ferry Morse. Everyone's garden needs a little variety, because variety is the spice of life! Check it out, maybe we have your flavor.

Annual Plant Seeds:

Annual plants are plants that usually germinate, flowers, and dies in a year or season. Gardeners commonly plant these seeds during the spring or summer and often grow fruit or vegetables that can be harvested. There are also ornamental annuals that will enhance the aesthetic value of your yard or garden due to their colorful flowers.

Perennial Plant Seeds:

Perennial plants are plants that commonly live for more than two years. These plants grow and bloom over the spring and summer, die during the winter, then return in the spring from their root stock rather than seeding themselves as an annual plant does. Gardeners benefit from the use of perennial plants in that they often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion and prevent the development of weeds.

Herbal Seeds:

Herbs are any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers that are used for flavoring, medicine, or perfume. Culinary herbs are different than vegetables in that they are used in small amounts to enhance flavor rather than to provide substance to your food during cooking. Medical herbs can provide natural healing and wellness without the use of prescriptions.

Vegetable Seeds:

Vegetable plants encompass both fruits and vegetables. In botany, the word "fruit" refers to a part that developed from the ovary of a developing plant with a savory flavor. These plants are usually grown during the spring or summer, but there are also off-season fruit and vegetable seeds. The produce harvested from these plants can be consumed raw or cooked.

Gourd Seeds:

Gourd plants are plants that are trailing or climbing in structure and usually are related to the pumpkin, squash, or cucumber. The fruits from these plants often are designated by their hard rinds and unusual shape. 

Heirloom Seeds:

Heirloom plants are genetically classic. These cultivars were commonly grown during earlier periods in human history but are not used in modern large-scale agriculture. These plants maintain their original traits through open pollination or grafts and cuttings. Veteran gardeners consider 1951 to be the latest year a plant can have originated and still be called an heirloom, as this was the year that marked the widespread introduction of the first hybrid varieties.

Organic Seeds:

Organic plants are plants which have been produced from seeds created through entirely organic practices by a certified organic operation. In order to be sold as such, they must be produced by such a facility which has been certified by an accredited government agency according to the Organics Food Production Act of 1990. Most home gardeners who are interested in organic gardening prefer to use seeds free from any GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) or GE (Genetically Engineered).

Specialty Seeds:

Health Smart, Italian, Latin, and all other types of seeds go here. Exotic gardeners looking for something new should look here.

No matter the occasion, we at GardeningZone.com have a seed that will satisfy your gardening needs. Not only that, we are constantly updating our seed database so keep an eye out for new types! Happy gardening!