Best seed packets

Investing in seed packets is an economical and enjoyable way to nurture veggies, herbs, and flowers. Check out the best choices.

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Opt for seed packets and you can experience the wonder of seeing plants grow from tiny sprouts to healthy adult specimens. There are plenty of great selections available, whether you want to grow your own vegetables for the table, flavor food with fresh herbs, or simply delight in the colors, shapes, and fragrances of flowers. For the best collections around, simply browse our picks.

Best overall

Black Duck 40 Assorted Vegetable & Herb Seeds

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Black Duck 40 assorted vegetable and herb seeds

Try a variety

Ideal for first-time seed growers, this set includes both veggies and herbs among the 43 seed packets. They promise a high germination rate within seven to 14 days, so you won’t have long to wait before you start seeing results. If there are too many to plant right away, store the packets in a dry, cool, and dark place, and the seeds will stay fresh.

Best for flower fans

Flower seed packets

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Black Duck flower seed packets

Favorite blooms

Create a fabulous display with this floral seed assortment. You’ll get ten beautiful blooming varieties from poppies to sunflowers to craft the most colorful and fragrant beds around. You'll get 25 seed packets in total to sprinkle and nurture.  The seeds are non-GMO and heirloom, too!

Best herbs

Sow Right Seeds Herb Garden Seed Collection

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Sow Right Seeds herb garden seed collection

Grow indoors or out

The food you bring to the table will taste so much more delicious flavored with fresh herbs, and this collection contains the most popular. Nurture basil, chives, cilantro, oregano, and parsley. There are over 2,000 seeds included and full growing instructions on each packet.   

Best selection

Seed packet kit

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Gardeners Basics survival vegetable seed kit

Plant and store

The huge assortment in this seed packet collection covers planting basics and then some. There are more than 16,000 seeds for growing veggies and fruits including beets, broccoli, cherries, and cantaloupes. Planters will love the sheer volume and variety to keep gardens growing year after year.

Best for blooms

Sow Right Seeds Perennial Flower Garden Collection

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Sow Right Seeds perennial flower garden collection

Pollinator-friendly flowers

Get maximum reward for your seed-growing efforts with this seed packet collection. All five flowers are perennials that will bloom in your beds year after year. They all make great cut flowers, too, so you can brighten your home's interior.

Best as a gift

Sustainable Sprout Heirloom SillySeed Collection

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Sustainable Sprout Heirloom SillySeed collection

Garden to table

These seed packets have a fun design that will make them welcome on a birthday or other special occasion. There are eight varieties of vegetables to grow, including radishes, lettuce, kale, cucumbers, carrots, and more. They’ll thrive in containers inside or in the yard, and all the seeds are US-sourced. 

Our verdict

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Growing a plant from a seed is super satisfying; they can provide ingredients and flavor for the kitchen and help make your yard beautiful. Our top pick, Black Duck 40 assorted vegetable and herb seeds, is a fabulous seed packet collection for keen cooks just getting started on growing at home.

For a garden spectacle, go for Black Duck flower seed packets. The bold and colorful blooms will make a fine display in warm months.  Alternatively, get a friend or family member growing veggies with the Sustainable Sprout Heirloom SillySeed collection. The seeds come in attractively designed packets they’ll love to receive, and it includes tomatoes, kale, and carrots in the mix. 

Sarah Warwick
Freelance writer

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes and gardens and loves investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper.