What kinds of seeds do you sell?
We offer a selection of open pollinated vegetable and herb seeds, with a keen focus on heirloom (or heritage) varieties.
When seeds are open-pollinated, it means their flowers are fertilised by pollinators such as bees, moths, birds, or even wind and rain.
This is the traditional process that is continually occurring in the natural world.
Open pollinated seeds will generally breed “true to type” to that of its parent plants. This means that while there will be some natural variation among open pollinated plants of the same variety, they will generally be the same. For those interested in seed saving, it is the seeds from these plants can be saved for growing again in the future.
Open pollinated plants are ideal for home gardeners, and allow for a staggered harvest as their produce typically doesn’t mature all at the same time.
Heirloom (or heritage) seeds are old-time varieties that have been passed down over generations for their desirable characteristics; and are open-pollinated (meaning the flowers are fertilised by pollinators such as bees, moths, birds, or even wind and rain, as described above).
They're desirable because they offer exceptional taste, diverse colours, rich nutrition, and a fascinating heritage.
Most of our seeds are heirloom (or heritage) varieties that have been grown and cherished for many years, so you can have confidence you are growing great plants.
Yes. All of our seeds are untreated.
If in the future we do sell any seeds with chemical treatment this will be clearly informed to you with distinct labelling. When seeds are chemically treated, it is usually in order to meet Ministry of Primary Industries import regulations, or to help large scale growers protect the seeds from soil borne pests or pathogens during the seeding and germination phase. Please note that treated seeds should not be used for food, animal feed, or oil purposes, and that you should always ensure to wash your hands after handling any treated seeds.
Why should I grow from seed?
It’s very economical, and a great way to save money compared to buying seedlings.
Growing your own vegetables and herbs from seeds can be a huge money saver, even if you only have a small garden area.
There is also something uniquely special and rewarding about growing from seed. By starting your own plants from seed, you get to know the conditions they’ve been subject to and it's great hobby for families. It also encourages you to learn more about your plants and how they grow, and it’s quite exciting watching small seeds turn into beautiful plants with just a little love and care.
Everything in life involves some trial and error, and gardening is highly rewarding!
You don’t need fancy equipment to get seeds started – some soil, moisture and suitable temperature conditions to get your seed germination underway, and then bloom just like magic - a short time later you should have small seedlings to look after and enjoy.
Each of our seed varieties list relevant tips and growing info to help you get the most out of your seeds, and our blog aims to regularly post helpful seasonal articles and other interesting insights for home gardeners.
We're fully committed to your gardening success, and offer a satisfaction guarantee.
When you buy from Grow Yours the seeds you will be sowing are fresh and of high quality. We store all of our seeds in conditions designed to maximise their useful life, and test our seed lots to ensure their germination rates. We only sell seed that meets our high standards.
We want you to make the most of what you sow, and for you to have a successful growing experience. We aim for our website to be highly informative for new gardeners, and to help make growing from seed easy. If you have any questions, feedback or requests for a specific variety you’d like, please feel free to contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
What is your minimum order requirement?
We have no minimum order requirement.
Simply choose one product from our range and add it to your cart, then you will be able to check out, select shipping and pay for your order.
Our service is designed to be as convenient as possible for customers, so feel free to order as much or as little as you like.
We ship nationwide within New Zealand.
We do not ship outside of New Zealand unfortunately.
If you are outside of New Zealand and interested in our products then we suggest looking into one of the large American companies that regularly ship seeds internationally, such as Bakers Creek Heirloom seeds.
We aim to ship all orders as quickly as possible once payment has been received.
Orders placed by 12pm on business days will typically be shipped same day, however during peak times this may not be possible until the following business day. Customers typically receive their orders within 2 business days. Please note that rural addresses should allow an extra day for delivery.
F1 hybrids are the result of a cross between two genetically distinct parent plant lines. These plants are usually bred for commercial growers for specific purposes, for example greater uniformity of fruit.
Hybrid seeds are only productive for the first generation F1, as in the second generation (F2) the plants will produce a range of different types. This means you can't save seeds grown from an F1 plant, as you cannot be sure what offspring (F2) you will receive.
While some growers seek certain benefits of F1 hybrid seeds, we are currently focused on supplying heirloom (or heritage) varieties that have stood the test of time.
We do not sell any F1 hybrid seeds.
We pledge that we will not knowingly buy, sell, or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.
We deal only with high quality suppliers that we trust, and we won’t hesitate to stop dealing with a company that does not meet our high expectations.
We would like to guarantee to our customers that our seeds are GE free, however to do so would require the independent testing of each and every seed, which would destroy each and every seed in the process. Unfortunately this is not possible, but we would like to reassure you that we do not stock or ever intend to stock GE seeds, and we stand staunch in this position. We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically modified or genetically engineered seeds.
We believe more research and testing are necessary to further assess the potential risks and ramifications of genetically engineered seeds.
We are supportive of agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse ecosystems, and ultimately healthy people, animal, bug and plant communities. We’re proud to offer a diverse range of seed species, and play our own small part in encouraging greater biodiversity.