& Seed Starting Supplies
wise person once said, “Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared
is the flower.” At Swanson’s Nursery, you’ll find all the seeds
you need to grow an exceptional flower or vegetable garden.
Our main seed selection arrives by early
is a great time to start planning for your spring vegetable and
flower gardens. We
carry a smaller selection of seeds during the fall season for
fall and winter crops. We have everything you need to get started,
from seed starting supplies to seedling mix.
carry flower, vegetable, and herb seeds from
companies that provide the highest quality seed with varieties
perfect for home gardeners. You’ll find great flavor, easy culture
and exceptional garden performance with each packet. Swanson’s
carries no GMO (genetically modified) seed in an effort to promote
healthy, natural gardens.
proudly offer seeds from these fine sources:
Seed Company is a Pacific Northwest company based
in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Their spring and fall catalogs are filled
with valuable growing information and plant descriptions plus tipsabout
how to sow, grow, and harvest.
• Renee’s Garden is perfect for gardeners who like to try multiple
varieties of vegetables or flowers from just one packet of seeds,
like California Spicy Greens, tasty Beet Trio and an Asian or Italian
Eggplant Trio. Great selection of unusual annual vines too! Renee
Shepard is an avid chef and gardener and has perfected many recipes
for home grown produce in her collection of cook books.
Interests is a family owned company out of
Colorado and has a strong company ethic: To inspire and educate
gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and
to create an enjoyable work place for employees. Their seed packets
contain high quality, untreated seeds with helpful information for
your success on every packet!
• Ed Hume Seeds is a family owned and operated business in the Pacific Northwest that’s been selling the highest quality seeds and garden products since 1977. This seed line is specifically selected for short season and cool climate areas with varieties well-suited for high altitudes and early or late planting in warm climates.
Maritime Northwest Planting Guide
you are new to growing plants from seed or starts in Seattle, consider
picking up a copy of The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide by
local garden guru Carl Elliott, now in its third edition. It features
month-by-month planting calendar for year round gardening.
Additionally, in an effort to be good community stewards, Swanson’s Nursery donates
any end-of-season unsold seed to various non-profits around the Puget
Sound area. In past years, hundreds of packets of seeds have been donated
to the King
County P-Patch program, Seattle
Link (who grow produce for the homeless), and the Seattle