Flower and Vegetable Seeds
“If you seek God, look in a garden. You can dig for HIM there“
Botanical Interests offers the highest quality packaged garden seed in the industry. Over 650 varieties of seeds all Non-GMO Project verified, 250 + of which are USDA Certified Organic. At Botanical Interests, our goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you. That is why, since 1995 we have been supplying garden centers and home gardeners with the highest quality seed in the most beautiful and informative seed packets on the market.
Curtis and Judy started Botanical Interests because they believed that gardeners were not getting the information they needed on seed packets. Their desire to provide more information led them to create a unique seed packet that includes art, garden history, landscape ideas, organic gardening know-how, recipes, fun facts, and of course, high-quality seed.
Seed Packets by Gardeners for Gardeners
Every Botanical Interests seed packet is designed to help gardeners succeed. Featuring gorgeous botanical artists’ renderings of each variety, each packet is like a mini-encyclopedia, full of information inside and out, to inspire and assist every type of gardener. We carry over 600 high-quality varieties, including hundreds of heirlooms and certified organic seed, that has been tested several times for high germination rates.
The starting point for all great gardens, is good garden seed. Gardener’s spend serious hours in search of their favorite seeds, as well as that unique or rare variety to try. We just love to plant something new and unique into our garden, and watch it grow! Livingston Seed Co has continued to develop new varieties, merchandising, and packaging all designed with you in mind. Currently headquartered in Norton, MA they have grown to be become the number one supplier of top-quality, non-GMO vegetable and flower seeds by offering a great value to consumers.
Expand your gardening horizons and grow your plants from seed. Seeds offer the gardener some much for so little! Seed starting is a fun and rewarding activity that you’ll look forward to each Spring. You’ll like the see through packing, clearly more seed for the price! This fine company offers a complete line of organic seeds. We’ve been very pleased with the quality and quantity of the flower, veggie and herb seeds from Livingston Seed Company, they’re a great value!
Tips for Seed Starting Success!
Start seeds 7 weeks before their normal planting dates. Example: Tomatoes and peppers are safely planted around May 30th; start the seeds around April 12th. Broccoli, cabbage and other cool season crops are usually planted the last week of April; start the seeds about March 15th.
Follow all instructions on the seed pack. Seeds will vary in:
- Germination time
- Planting depth
- Pretreatment requirements such as Soaking, Scarification (nicking the shell), and Stratification (chilling)
- If they need light or darkness for germination keep notes!
Save the empty packs for a reference and as an identification marker.
Use fresh seed for best results. Leftover seed can be tested by sprinkling 10 seeds out between 2 pieces of wet paper towel set on a dish and placed on top of you refrigerator. Check them daily. Keep the towels moist. At least 6 – 7 seeds should sprout by expected germination time, if not it’s time for fresh seed!
Growing containers should be at least 2 inches deep. Jiffy seed starting kits work great! Clean any used containers with 1 part bleach to 8 parts hot water. Make sure all containers have good drainage.
Wet planting mix before filling containers. Always use water that has set out overnight, this evaporates the chlorine and sets the water to room temperature. Use tepid water for all growing phases of your plants, it makes a big difference!
The magic ‘Sprouting’ number is 72 degrees for most plants. Bottom heat can be provided by a HydroFarm germination station. A clip-on utility light with a 100 watt bulb positioned near the bottom of the containers will work. Leave the light on until germination. (If seeds require darkness for germination cover them with cardboard)
A sunny window is not enough light alone for growing. Plants tend to stretch and become leggy and weak. LED and/or Fluorescent lights work well and are economical to use. Place your seedlings 2 inches from the bulbs. Healthy little plants need 14 – 16 hours of light per day.
Rotate plantings, the middle tubes produce the most light. Keep light fixtures clean, replace bulbs yearly. When possible furnish seedlings with natural sunlight along with artificial light.
Have your plant markers ready when you plant. If you’re having family competition, write down the names on the markers.
Growing medium should never be allowed to dry out! Mist containers with a spray bottle or let them sit in a pan filled with tepid water for 30 minutes, they’ll take up water evenly from the bottom without disturbing seed placement. Maintain a watering routine.
Sterile growing mix, clean containers, good seed and air circulation prevent dampening off and other fungal diseases. Set up a small fan in your growing area; this will also strengthen seedlings.
Thickly sown seeds need thinning, remove excess plants with a small pair of scissors.
What Our Customer’s Say
Really cute garden center. My boyfriend and I stopped by to get some pumpkins. They had a great variety of both small and large pumpkins. They also have a small petting zoo with goats, sheep, and a pig. They have a small variety of produce for purchase inside. We wound up sampling cider they were selling and bought that as well as it was delicious. We may go back to get more. Employees were very helpful and friendly.
Highly recommend this garden center.
This is such a great place. Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center has friendly and helpful staff that seem to really appreciate your business. They have a great selection of plants, flowers, gardening supplies, great FRESH local produce and I am sure tons of stuff I have yet to discover. The staff is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to walk me through any garden problem or question I have.
I’ve been going to Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center regularly for the past year since my family moved to the area and every time I go I leave happy. What more can you ask for?
They will have my loyal business. I think they deserve your business too.