Do you ship International?
Unfortunately at this time we are unable to accommodate International shipping. Due to the nature of our product, there are some very strict regulations and fees placed on export practices and at this time are unable to comply.
Do you have a catalog?
Unfortunately at this time we do not have a printed catalog, we are exclusively online. Our stock rotates quite quickly and many of our items are on seasonal availabilities. We have found that if we were to print a catalog, it would most likely be out of date by the time it reached you. Additionally, the additional costs incurred in printing and postage of a catalog would have a negative effect on our prices and we try very hard to maintain competitive pricing on our highest quality products. You can find our entire, up to date selection, available online. And remember, you can always give us a call to assist you with placing an order over the phone.
How many seeds are in a packet/ounce/pound?
All of our seed products are packed by weight, rather than by count, so unfortunately a seed count is not something we are able to provide. A count will vary greatly between different varieties of seeds, being different weights, densities and sizes. Generally, our packets of flower seeds usually contain approximately 1 tbs of seed, while our vegetable and herb packets contain approximately 1/4 tsp.
For vegetables, we recommend that one packet will be sufficient for a home gardener for a single season. For flowers, we have "seed coverage" information available on individual product listings that can help you to determine the correct amount of seed needed for the area you wish to plant.
Why is my order in separate shipments?
Our seed and bulb products and bareroot/perennial products actually ship from separate warehouses. All of our seed and bulb products ship from our warehouse in North Carolina, while our bareroot/perennial selections ship from our warehouse in New Jersey. Therefore, if your order contains both seed and root/perennial selections, you will receive at least two separate shipments, and separate shipping confirmations each with individual tracking numbers.
Seed orders usually have a much quicker turnaround time than our seasonal products, so do expect your seed shipments to arrive first.
Are your products GMO?
No, none of our products are GMO, or genetically modified organisms. For more information on our stance on GMO Free seeds and to read our Safe Seed Pledge, please click here.
Are your seeds treated?
No, none of our seeds are ever treated with pesticide or fungicide. They are chemical-free, just the way Nature intended!
Are you products Heirloom/Hybrid/Organic?
We sell both hybrid and heirloom seeds on our site, as well as organic varieties. We do not sell any GMO products. Heirloom seeds will be listed as "Heirloom" in the product title and/or description and can be found under the Heirloom drop down menu at the top of our site. Anything that is not designated "heirloom" can be assumed to be hybrid varieties. Organic varieties will be clearly labeled in the title of the selection, i.e. Arugula – “Rocket” (Organic) vs. Arugula – “Rocket”
How can I get expedited shipping?
Expedited shipping options are available on seed products only and can be selected in our shopping cart for qualitfied items. If you would like to discuss what additional options might be available for expedited shipping on your order, please give us a call in the Customer Service Office at 828-633-6338. Please note that not all products are available for expedited shipping.
How do you ship?
Standard shipping for both seeds and bulbs is through the US Postal Service and will take approximately 3-5 days in transit, once shipped. Orders of larger weight and/or volume will be shipped via UPS.
All orders shipped will receive an email confirmation of shipping with tracking numbers included.
Why can’t I place an order without an email address?
We need to be able to send you both an email invoice to confirm your order, as well as shipping confirmations that will include tracking information on your shipments. These emails are sent both to verify information and to protect your interests as a customer. Please note that we do not sell or share your email information with any other party. Ever.
How Should I Store Unused Seed?
With proper storage we recommend that our seeds will lose less than 5% viability per year of storage. Proper storage is keeping the seeds in a sealed plastic bag to prevent insects, and in a dark, cool and dry place to prevent premature germination and other forms of decay. We generally do not recommend storage if at all possible; the best option is to order in the same season that you intend to plant. However if you end up with left over seeds, you should be able to store through to the following season with favorable results.
When will my Wildflowers bloom?
The exactly bloom time of our wildflowers will vary based on your unique region and circumstances. Our wildflower mixes include a wide range of varieties that will ideally bloom at slightly different times, to give you the widest range of color for the longest season possible. Most wildflowers will bloom in Spring and Summer but a few varieties will bloom into the Fall as well.