How to Read a Seed Packet

How to Read a Seed Packet

Simple Guide to Reading a Seed Packet

Not sure what to grow? You don’t know what will grow in your area? You stand in front of the seed section at your local garden center all confused, in a seed frenzy, because all the packets are screaming ‘take me. The colorful packets, the vegetables, herbs, and flowers it can be overwhelming.

Good seed companies provide a wealth of information on their packets. Once you learn how to read a packet, the “seed frenzy” can be better controlled. Of course all seed companies are different and if you are not careful, you will end up with a lot of seeds that will not grow in your area or seeds that you may NEVER use. Today I’ll share a few of my favorite places I get my seed, some simple guidelines on what to look for and how to read the seed packets. I hope you find this helpful so you make informed decisions and calm the “seed frenzy.”   Let’s begin…. Read more