Growing Guide

Learn the best way to grow your favorite veggies

Clear instructions to optimize your results! We HIGHLY SUGGEST reviewing our quick start guide below BEFORE the grow guides. This will explain all the information displayed in the guides so that you can have the best produce in your pantry!

Quick Start Guide

This comprehensive guide is here to help whether you are a beginner or an old- timer. Here is a key to understanding the graphic and the table included with each seed variety.



1) Amount of space to leave between seeds
2) Recommended depth to bury the seed in soil
3) Approximate time it takes until your plant is full grown
4) Level of light required to grow the plant
5) Smallest recommended container size for the plant
6) Bank on Seed’s recommended ratio of soil mix between garden/potting soil, peat, and perlite
7) Recommended proportion of fertilizer:
Nitrogen(N) - Phosphorus(P) - Potassium(K)

Advanced Information

This information is for optimal plant growth so no worries at all if you don’t have exactly what’s recommended. All you really need is a little bit of space, some soil, water, warmth, and light.

D/T: recommended method of planting the seed; Direct Sow or Transplant

Hardiness Zone: USA is divided into 13 grow zones grouped together by weather. See included zone map to locate your hardiness zone or search online using your zip code. Plant is best suited but not limited to the recommended zones

RLFD: Relative to Last Frost Date; Frost dates are the day of the year when it is 50% likely that the temperature will dip below freezing (32°F), resulting in frost on the ground. Look up your frost date online or see our guide in the back. LFD depends on your hardiness zone.

Germination: average time it takes for the planted seed to emerge as a seedling

Height: average height of full-grown plants

ABP: Annual, Perennial or Biennial; see back of guide for details

Soil pH: recommended acidity level of soil, 7 is neutral any less becomes more acidic and any more becomes more alkaline.

For more specific instructions, click for watering, sowing, germinating tips and more on our learning center page!

Anise

Common Anise

Arugula

Standard Arugula

 

Asparagus

Mary Washington Asparagus

  

Bee Balm

Wild Bergamot - Bee Balm

 

Basil

Genovese Basil

 

Beans

California Blackeye Cowpea

Contender Bean

Burpee Improved Bush Lima Bean

Garbanzo Bean

Light Red Kidney Bean

Pinto Bean

Royal Burgundy Bean

 

Beets

Chioggia Beets

Detroit Dark Red Beets

  

Borage

Common Borage

 

 

Broccoli

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli

 

Brussels Sprouts

Long Island Brussels Sprouts

  

Cabbages

All Seasons Cabbage

Red Acre Cabbage

Calendulas

Pacific Beauty Mix Calendula

Carrots

Atomic Red Carrot

Imperator 58 Carrot

 

Catnip

Common Catnip

 

Cauliflower

Snowball Improved Cauliflower

Celery

Tall Utah Celery

  

Chamomile

Common Chamomile

 

Chives

Fine Leaf Chives

 

Cilantro

Slow Bolt Cilantro

  

Collards

Vates Collard

  

Coreopsis

Plains Coreopsis

  

Corn

Early Golden Bantam Corn

 

Cucumbers

Homemade Pickles Cucumber

Marketmore Cucumber

 

Cumin

Common Cumin

 

Daisy

Gloriosa Daisy

Dill

Dukat Dill

Echinacea

Purple Echinacea

 

Eggplants

Casper Eggplant

Florida Market High Bush Eggplant

Fennel

Fino Organic Fennel

  

Hyssop

Common Hyssop

 

Kale

Blue Curled Scotch Kale

Red Russian Kale

  

Kohlrabi

White Vienna Kohlrabi

 

Leeks

King Richard Organic Leek

Large American Flag Leek

  

Lemon Balm

Common Lemon Balm

Lettuce

Bibb Butterhead Lettuce

Crisp Mint Lettuce

Garden Mesclun Blend Lettuce

Grand Rapids Lettuce

Oakleaf Lettuce

 

Marigold

Petite Mix Marigold

  

Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram

Melons

Honey Rock Hale Melon

  

Mints

Monarda Lemon Mint

Mountain Mint

Mustard Greens

Garnet Giant Mustard Green

Golden Frills Mustard Green

Nasturtium

Dwarf Jewel Mix Nasturtium

 

Okra

Emerald Okra

 

Onions

Red Burgundy Onion

Texas Early Grano Onion

Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion

Oregano

Italian Oregano

Parsley

Giant of Italy Parsley

Parsnips

All American Parsnip

Peas

Royal Snap II Pea

Progress No. 9 Pea

Sugar Snap Pea

Sugar Ann Pea

Peppers

Biquinho Yellow Pepper

California Wonder Pepper

Cayenne Long Red Slim Pepper

Chocolate Bell Pepper

Early Jalapeno Pepper

Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper

Serrano Pepper

Yankee Bell Pepper

Pumpkins

Connecticut Field Pumpkin

Quinoa

Brilliant Rainbow Quinoa

Radishes

Black Spanish Round Radish

Cherry Belle Radish

Hailstone Radish

Rhubarb

Victoria Rhubarb

 

Rutabaga

American Purple Top Rutabaga

Sage

Common Sage

Soybean

Tohya Soybean

Spinach

Noble Giant Spinach

Bloomsdale Spinach

Squash

Buttercup Burgess Squash

Early Prolific Straightneck Squash

Spaghetti Squash

Table Queen Acorn Squash

Waltham Butternut Squash

Swiss Chard

Bright Lights Swiss Chard

Strawberries

Alexandria Alpine Strawberry

Tansy

Common Tansy

Thyme

German Winter Thyme

Tomatoes

Black Cherry Tomato

Bradley Tomato

Golden Jubilee Tomato

Large Red Cherry Tomato

Marglobe Supreme Tomato

Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato

Valencia Organic Tomato

Vintage Wine Tomato

Turnips

Golden Ball Turnip

Watermelons

All Sweet Watermelon

Dixie Queen Watermelon

Sugar Baby Watermelon

Zinnia

Cherry Queen Zinnia

Zucchini

Dark Green Zucchini