Kitchen Garden Seeds

Give the Gift of Gardening!

It's the official holiday gift-buying season, with Hannukah and Christmas just around the corner! And one of the most thoughtful and practical gifts one could ever give or receive is the love of gardening. Whether it's a cherished child in your life, a new homeowner, or an environmentally-minded college student or family member, once they push a seed into the soil, watch it sprout and grow, and witness it flower and bear fruit, their life will change for the better. This holiday season, spread your love of gardening with a gift of seeds! There are so many wonderful and creative ways to do so. We hope you'll have a restful and love-filled holiday full of friends, family and wonderful food. The last day to order seeds for guaranteed delivery before the holidays is Monday, December 16th.

Colorful Tree Trimmings
Turn colorful seed packets into a charming ornaments for your Christmas tree. Urge your guests take a few packets as they leave after a party. Choose beloved varieties like Lettuces, Zinnias, Carrots, Cosmos, Hot Chile Peppers, Sunflowers, Watermelons and Hollyhocks
Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers
It's not easy to find stocking stuffers for under $5. But we've got lots! Tuck in a few easy-to-grow flowers and veggies, like Nasturtiums, Winter Squash, Marigolds, Cucumbers, Calendula, Sweet Peas, Spider Flowers, Beans, Basil, Beets, Popcorn and Pumpkins
Festive Holiday Party Favors
Dressing up holiday place settings? Add a packet of seeds to each plate. For Christmas, choose red and white varieties like Tomatoes, Alyssum, Red Sweet Peppers, Moonflowers, and Christmas Lima Beans. For Hannukah, choose blue and white varieties like Baby's Breath, Forget-Me-Nots, Bachelor's Buttons, Balloon Flower, Delphiniums, and Browallia.

A Gift Certificate is Always a Hit
A garden embodies hope and renewal in ways nothing else can. This holiday season, give the gift of unlimited possibilities with a Kitchen Garden Seeds Gift CertificateGift Certificates can be sent in any amount you wish. We'll mail them out either to you or directly to the recipient with a copy of our 2019 catalog. They'll automatically be signed up to receive our 2020 catalog next year. They'll happily daydream about picking Peas and pulling Carrots as the garden warms, and gathering armloads of blooms for their kitchen table when the garden is in full swing. Visit our Gift Certificate order page and indicate the amount of the gift certificate, the recipient's name and mailing address, your gift message, and your billing information. We'll do the rest!

We've got lots of new goodies to share with you for the 2020 season! We've updated our website for the new year. Start planning next year's garden NOW, while your 2019 garden is still fresh in your mind.

Request your 2020 Kitchen Garden Seeds catalog now! If you didn't receive our catalogs, add yourself to our mailing list HERE. Doing so will also ensure that you receive our 2020 catalog in January. Or just start shopping on our website HERESign up for our eNewsletters to get notifications of new varieties, alerts of website specials, and scrumptious recipes.

There's Still Time to Plant Garlic and Shallots
It's time to plant Shallots and Garlic in your garden for a bountiful harvest next summer! In most parts of the U.S., both Shallots and Garlic are best planted after the time of the first fall frost date. In fact, they can be planted into December. They both need just enough time to set down their roots and get established before the ground freezes. Order your Shallots and Garlic now before they sell out for the season, and while we ship them out, start preparing your beds for planting.

We have just one variety of Garlic left for fall planting: Early Italian Purple Garlic. When deciding how much Garlic to order and grow, consider that, depending on the harvest, one pound of Softneck Garlic will include about seven heads with six to 20 cloves. One clove will yield one head. A Garlic fanatic may use 80 heads of Garlic a year. A more casual Garlic lover may use 30 heads a year. It never hurts to plant more Garlic! Find full Garlic planting instructions HERE.

We have just one type of Shallots remaining for fall planting: French Red Shallots. Plant them now and forget about them until next spring, when all you'll have to do is keep their bed weeded and watered until they're ready to harvest in midsummer. Find full Shallot planting instructions HERE.

Still Itching to Grow Your Own Food? Don't Let Winter Stop You! 
There isn't a green that's fresher tasting, more local, cheaper, faster or easier to grow than Sprouts. When most our gardens are succumbing to fall and winter, we can keep harvesting fresh healthy veggies packed with vitamins A, C and E, iron, potassium and amino acids every week from our kitchen counter. Try growing your own Alfalfa Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts, Radish Sprouts, Broccoli Sprouts, Curled Cress Sprouts, Fenugreek Sprouts, Pea Shoots and Sunflower Sprouts. Learn more HERE.

Check out our eCookbook for easy, tried-and-true recipes, like Holiday Cranberry Chicken, Roasted Vegetable Melange and Fairytale Panna Cotta with Calvados Sauce. It also features tantalizing recipes from renown American chefs like Alice Waters, Rick Bayless and Odessa Piper, to name just a few.