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16 November 2012

My Favorite Seed Packets for the Home Gardener

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Welcome one and welcome all! Today we are diving deep into the amazingness that is independent seed sellers for some great deals on seeds for next spring! These make fabulous stocking stuffers (for a gardener like me!) and at this price*, you can swoop up a few yourself for the growing season!
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* A note on eBay pricing -- prices are starting bids and can of course reach higher if several customers are buying.  Shipping is also a consideration.   However, I tend to bid once and then quit on seed auctions so that I get the seeds for a low price.  Seed sellers tend to have multiple packs of each kind of seed and will immediately relist the item after the initial auction closes.  Also, most eBay seed sellers offer bulk shipping, so if you find a seller you like - stick with them!  Average shipping is around $2.00 with additional seed packets being 10 cents each for shipping/handling.

NOTE: Many seed sellers have upped prices since this post was first published.  I have found the best prices I could find for you and linked to Amazon with my affiliate number.  Everytime you click through and buy (anything!  Not just seeds!), it helps A Nest for All Seasons with a small percentage back.  THANK YOU!

Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
1.  Italian Sunflowers – The whiter, lighter yellow version is $3 for 35 seeds -- still a good deal!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
2. If you want a more classic look, this mix of sunflowers is another great option! $4 for 250 s 

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
3. Want something a little more inexpensive, but just as beautiful?  How about these poppy seeds for a little over a buck?  Tons of options to choose from!  

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
4.  Cheaper??  Well Ok.  They yellow beauties are 99 cents for 100 seeds.  Grow them year round in the south and over the summer in the north.

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
5. Maybe these frilly Dianthus are more your style?!  500 seeds for 3 bucks! {Perfect for beginners!}

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EDIBLES! 

For those looking for pretty plants with a purpose!

 

Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening6. My favorite seed edible has to be the lovely blue Jarrahdale pumpkin.  These seeds sell at $2.35 for a pack of 10 seeds.  They germinate fairly easily, so I would say at most you will only lose 1.  Each vine produces 1-2 of these blue beauties and if you grow only this kind of pumpkin, you can save the seed for the following year.  I purchased this seed once and now save tons of them after we eat the pumpkins (yes we eat them!).

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening7.  These Cinderella pumpkins are the classic pumpkin of fairy tales with a wide and flat shape. 50 seeds for 4 bucks!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening8. How about some delicious Bok Choy (these are non GMO!) 2 bucks for 230 seeds!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
9.  This blue chicory is a sweet little blooming plant, but an added benefit is that its roots can be used as a coffee substitute (for when zombies take over, you know?) 3 THOUSAND seeds for 2 bucks.

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…now let’s move on to…



FLOWERS!

For a little less practicality and a little more beauty, check out these cheap seeds!

Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
10. This nemophila is an easy-t0-grow stunner for the amateur’s garden and at $1.50 for 300 seeds, she is a steal!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
11. For the gardener that REALLY knows what they are doing, this delphinium seed could be a welcome challenge! Starts at 99 cents! 

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening12. Easy-to-grow and easy-to-love, the classic Shasta daisy will divide into multiple plants year after year.   1,500 seeds for a little under $4!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening13. At just around a penny a seed, this blue flax is a gorgeous addition to any country garden. 1,500 seeds for a little under $4!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
14. Need a little pink in your life?  This “catchfly” could be the perfect seed for you and at under $3 for 1000 seeds, it is worth the gamble!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
15. An absolute favorite of mine, sweet peas are beautiful and one of the few climbers to flourish in cooler weather.  These are a win-win-win-win-win for any gardener!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
16. If sweet PEAS aren’t your thing, perhaps sweet WILLIAM is the ticket! A little over $2 or 500 seeds!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
17. Columbine is an easy-to-grow plant that will self seed every year.  You will have enough seed to pass on to friends from this plant every year! (1000 seeds for around $7)

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
18. This painted daisy is SUCH a stunner!

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
19. The beautiful purple Echinacea (coneflower) is another daisy that grows easily from seed and will self-sow year after year without becoming a pest! (FREE SHIPPING!)

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For your WEIRD friends…

Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
20. These prairie coneflowers are a safe bet for germination and add a little bit of height and humor to the garden.  The possibilities for gift tags on this one could be HEElarious.

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
21. A GREEN rose?  Cool!  Weird…

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening22. A RAINBOW rose?!?!  WEIRD.

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23. BRAIN tomatoes.  Nuff said.

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ON MY LIST

I want these seeds this year for sure!

Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening
24. Candy Pink Morning Glory – so PRETTY!  $2.50

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening

25. Tri-color Morning Glories – even prettier!  I’m sold! (Start at a buck!)

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Cheap Seeds on Ebay and Amazon DIY Gardening…and just an extra BONUS!  Maybe your gardener friend would prefer some antique seed packets...Aren’t these fun?

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3 COMMENTS:

Sherri Friday, November 16, 2012  

I wouldn't trust the sellers of the rainbow rose, as far as I know rainbow roses are created by injecting dye into the plant as the flower grows. I'm suspicious of the green rose too.

The rest of the list is pretty awesome though! I have never thought to look for seeds on ebay. (I don't know whether it's just me but I can't see the photos or links from between the weird section and the 'in your cart' section. I also can't see the Amazon photos or links)

Amy Renea Saturday, November 17, 2012  

hmmm...good point on the roses :)

What browser are you using? I'm seeing it on firefox and ie on pc, ipad and phone -- I'd love to fix the problem on all browsers!

Sherri Saturday, November 17, 2012  

I'm on firefox 16.0.2. I asked my fiance to check on his computer and he's not seeing them all either, also on firefox.

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