Urban Garden Seed Collection
No backyard or limited space for a garden? No problem! This collection of heirloom seeds is the perfect solution for any porch, patio, or balcony that’s seriously strapped for space.
Just because you live in town or the city, you need not be limited to growing just a few token plants on the windowsill. You can still enjoy growing most, if not all, of your favorite flowers, herbs, and vegetables.
Even if you have a yard – whether in front, back, or on the side – you may not have enough room for a traditional vegetable garden. Growing vertically in stacked planters, railing planters, vertical wall planters, and hanging baskets can give you an amazingly beautiful and productive garden, no matter where you live.
We have carefully hand-selected these seed varieties to give you the best performance and harvests from the smallest spaced possible.
Gardening in Containers
For urban gardeners, containers are the very definition of versatility. Many urban garden designs center around them because they are available in all shapes and sizes, and fit into any budget.
Their portability means you can switch them out with the seasons, starting warm weather seedlings inside while your cool-season greens are going well outside. When warmer weather arrives, simply replace them with heat-loving varieties to keep your garden going strong.
Containers lend themselves well to vertical growing, whether on shelving or other supports or even stacked in a pyramid with larger pots supporting smaller ones.
Gardening with the Sun
The key factor in what you can grow in your small garden and when is determined by how much sun you get and for how long. The three main possibilities for urban gardening are shady, part-sun, and sunny.
Full sun for over six hours a day is often unusual in most urban environments thanks to trees, buildings, fences, and other obstacles that block sunlight for at least part of the day.
Partial sun is what many urban gardeners think of as “extremely sunny,” meaning full sun for around four to six hours per day. The beets, carrots, lettuce, and Swiss chard in our seed collection will be very happy with this amount of light. The tomatoes will want as much sun as you can give them but will do well with five to six hours of sun per day.
Under four hours of sun per day is considered shady. Luckily, most herbs will happily grow without much sun, such as mint and chives.
Succession planting, such as sowing a few fresh lettuce seeds when you harvest a head or other vegetable seeds, will seriously increase your yields. Experiment a bit with rotating containers into production and planting fewer seeds more often to see what works best for your urban garden.
Remember that with patience and practice you can grow almost any plant in almost anything that will hold soil.
What is Included
Included in this specially-priced seed collection is the book "Container Gardening" by Patti Barrett AND the following seven seed packets:
- Chioggia/Candystripe Beet (Approx 150 seeds per pack)
- Little Finger Carrot (Approx 500 seeds per pack)
- Glorious Greens Lettuce Mix (Approx 200 seeds per pack)
- Gourmet Radish Blend (Approx 300 seeds per pack)
- Ruby Red Swiss Chard (Approx 100 seeds per pack)
- King Umberto Tomato (Approx 25 seeds per pack)
- California Wonder Red Sweet Pepper (Approx 25 seeds per pack)
From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!