With the new year comes new hope: for better health, to achieve your resolutions, and for gardeners, a bigger and better garden!
That means that if you haven’t already finished your 2021 garden plans (good for you if you are one of those over-achievers!), then it’s time to do so now. Part of those plans might include ordering seeds and plants online. National Garden Bureau is here to help you with that process.
Gardening is at an all-time high right now, because COVID-19 put us in stay-at-home mode, and it looks like that will continue for the near future. For the millions of new gardeners out there as well as long-time gardeners and everyone in-between, we wanted to gather a few Seed Facts tips for you on how to successfully buy garden products online.
Maybe you’ve heard about the mysterious seed deliveries that occurred this summer all over North America. About 95% of the packages were shipped from China but were unlabeled and not packed in industry-standard, properly labeled envelopes. It became a national security risk because of the possibility of those seeds bringing in new diseases or noxious weeds if planted.
There was some evidence that these shipments were nothing more than a “brushing scam” so since then, Amazon has made a statement that they will remove listings for live plants and seeds that are offered and fulfilled by residents or companies outside of North America.
Summary: Buy seeds and plants from known and trusted sources. If you receive unsolicited seed or plant shipments, DO NOT PLANT THEM.
Ready to Shop?
Go to the “Shop Our Members” page on the NGB website. This select group of NGB’s trusted and reputable retail members is a safe way to buy either online or at your local garden retailer.