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SOW YOUR OWN

Seeds

Get a jump on spring and save money by starting your own plants from seed in early January!

Hunters Garden Centre seed selection includes a wide range of flowers, edible plants and grasses. We carry the seeds and supplies you will need to get them started including trays, inserts, pots, peat pellets, starter mix, potting soil, and fertilizer.

See below for the different types of seeds and brands we carry at both Vancouver and Surrey stores.

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Different Types of Seeds We Carry

At Hunters Garden Centre we have hundreds of seeds to choose from. If you would like to inquire about a specific plant or seed variety, please call or visit us!

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Herbs

edibles herbs basil

edibles vegetables tomatoes

Vegetables

edibles vegetables tomatoes

edibles berries raspberries

Fruits

edibles berries raspberries

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Flowers

Grow your own beautiful flowers from seed! We have an extensive selection with all colours of the rainbow.

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Grass

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Microgreens & Sprouting Seeds

Grow your own microgreens and sprouts which provide concentrated nutrients in the convenience of your own home! Ask our staff for tips and advice for starting out.

Different Brands of Seeds We Carry

Hunters Garden Centre carries a number of different seed brands. West Coast Seeds, Renee’s Seeds, Pacific Northwest & Aimers Seeds are available at both stores. Please note that Nature’s Garden is only available at Vancouver and Mr. Fothergills is only available at our Surrey store.

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West Coast Seeds

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PNW Seeds

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Renee’s Garden

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Mr. Fothergills

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Aimers Organics

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Nature’s Garden

HOW TO

Start Your Own Seeds

When can I start seeds?

Seeds can be started as early as January indoors on a sunny window or directly outdoors as early as February. Some plants are hardier than other and their seeds can be started earlier outdoors. Check the seed package, catalogue, or website to determine the best time to start your seeds. Click here to view a chart with some of the most common seeds

Where can I start seeds?

If you are starting your seeds early they can be started indoors on a sunny windowsill in trays or pots. For later seeds they can be planted directly in the garden beds. Covering your seeds with plastic or cloth will help to retain heat and moisture, and it will protect the young seedlings from late frosts or insects. Just be sure to allow for some air circulation to prevent mould or other diseases.

What do I need to start seeds?

There are several important things that you will need for starting seeds. This includes:

  • Flower or vegetable seeds
  • Seed trays (or pots)
  • Sterile growing medium (potting soil or starter mix)
  • Fertilizer (ex. Plant Prod Starter Mix 10-52-10)
  • Bulb Dust (optional)

How do I plant seeds?

Place the growing medium (soil) in the trays or pots. Ensure that the medium is flat and level. Gently shake the tray or press the medium down to remove any large air pockets. The growing medium helps to ensure that the seeds do not dry out and that the seedlings do not suffocate due to excess water. If the soil is kept too wet the surface may develop a mould or a ‘Damping-Off’ fungus will attack the seedlings at the soil surface causing them to rot. Bulb Dust can be used to prevent these problems.

Next make a small depression or hole to place the seeds in. The holes should be approximately one to two inches apart. The hole should be about twice as deep as the seed is wide. Place the seed in the hole and cover. Very small seeds can be placed on the surface and then covered with a thin layer of growing medium, sand, or vermiculite.Keep the growing medium warm, 18° to 20 C (65 to 75 F), and ensure that it stays moist by covering with a plastic dome or misting with water. Keep the tray (or pots) in a brightly lit location but not in direct sunlight.

When the seedlings have developed two or more sets of leaves you can thin them out by removing the weakest ones. You can then transplant the strongest ones into a larger pot with more growing medium. At this point you can begin fertilizing with Miracle Grow or 20-20-20 fertilizer.

DOWNLOAD STARTING SEEDS GUIDE
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HOW TO

Start Your Own Seeds

When can I start seeds?

Seeds can be started as early as January indoors on a sunny window or directly outdoors as early as February. Some plants are hardier than other and their seeds can be started earlier outdoors. Check the seed package, catalogue, or website to determine the best time to start your seeds. Click here to view a chart with some of the most common seeds

Where can I start seeds?

If you are starting your seeds early they can be started indoors on a sunny windowsill in trays or pots. For later seeds they can be planted directly in the garden beds. Covering your seeds with plastic or cloth will help to retain heat and moisture, and it will protect the young seedlings from late frosts or insects. Just be sure to allow for some air circulation to prevent mould or other diseases.

What do I need to start seeds?

There are several important things that you will need for starting seeds. This includes:

  • Flower or vegetable seeds
  • Seed trays (or pots)
  • Sterile growing medium (potting soil or starter mix)
  • Fertilizer (ex. Plant Prod Starter Mix 10-52-10)
  • Bulb Dust (optional)

How do I plant seeds?

Place the growing medium (soil) in the trays or pots. Ensure that the medium is flat and level. Gently shake the tray or press the medium down to remove any large air pockets. The growing medium helps to ensure that the seeds do not dry out and that the seedlings do not suffocate due to excess water. If the soil is kept too wet the surface may develop a mould or a ‘Damping-Off’ fungus will attack the seedlings at the soil surface causing them to rot. Bulb Dust can be used to prevent these problems.

Next make a small depression or hole to place the seeds in. The holes should be approximately one to two inches apart. The hole should be about twice as deep as the seed is wide. Place the seed in the hole and cover. Very small seeds can be placed on the surface and then covered with a thin layer of growing medium, sand, or vermiculite.Keep the growing medium warm, 18° to 20 C (65 to 75 F), and ensure that it stays moist by covering with a plastic dome or misting with water. Keep the tray (or pots) in a brightly lit location but not in direct sunlight.

When the seedlings have developed two or more sets of leaves you can thin them out by removing the weakest ones. You can then transplant the strongest ones into a larger pot with more growing medium. At this point you can begin fertilizing with Miracle Grow or 20-20-20 fertilizer.

DOWNLOAD STARTING SEEDS GUIDE
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