Thrive Market is here to help your garden grow. That’s why we stock some of the best vegetable seeds to plant year-round. Even if you don’t think you have a green thumb, start small by picking one new veggie to grow each season. As you learn the basics and build confidence, you’ll be ready for raised beds in no time. One of the most important aspects of gardening—regardless of size—is timing. Depending on where you live, you’ll want to keep an eye on the frost warnings. Certain vegetables like beets, cauliflower, and potatoes are frost-tolerant and don’t mind a little chill. More delicate vegetables, on the other hand, don’t fare so well. Beans, cucumbers, eggplants, pumpkins, corn, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes are easily damaged, even when the frost is light, so take care to plant the right veggies at the right time to give you the best chance of success.
The Best Seasonal Vegetables to Plant
Summer and fall are peak growing seasons, and to help plan your garden, here are some of the best vegetables to focus on.
Cool Season Vegetables (Spring and Fall)
- Brussels sprouts
- English peas
- Mustard greens
Warm Season Vegetables (Summer)
- Southern peas
- Summer squash
- Sweet potatoes
Top Vegetable Seeds Brands
These two brands have earned our seal of approval when it comes to offering the best vegetable seeds.
Seeds of Change
Seeds of Change offers what it calls a “seed-to-plate” experience for its customers. For gardeners, the brand has plenty of seeds to choose from, but also stocks its own line of simmer sauces and organic grains for those who are ready to get in the kitchen.
Back to the Roots
A stint as organic mushroom farmers in college inspired two friends to start Back to the Roots. An early enthusiasm for urban gardening has now been turned into a company that helps reconnect families to where their food comes from.
Best Vegetable Seeds
Get your garden started with some of our vegetable seeds all-stars.
Seeds of Change Healthy Garden Salad Collection
Prep for salad night by heading straight to your backyard. This kit comes with a variety of seeds to help you toss the perfect bowl, including a lettuce mix, red cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, chives, and arugula.
Seeds of Change Colorful Carrot Mix
Plant these seeds and watch your colorful carrots grow. Purple, yellow, white, and orange carrots vary in sweetness and add a wonderful crunch to salads and dips. Transforming from seed to harvest takes about 75 days.
Back to the Roots Mushroom Mini Farm
Embrace your inner urban gardener using this mini mushroom farm kit. When perched on a windowsill with indirect sunlight, you’ll be ready to harvest your first crop in about 10 days.
The Best Vegetarian Recipes
If you’re looking for veggie-forward meals, our blog is filled with ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
50 Easy Vegetarian Recipes
Get cooking with 50 of our favorite vegetarian recipes. Gluten-Free Vegetarian Pizza, Raw Carrot Pad Thai, Green Spring Rolls, and Banana Whole Wheat Waffles are sure to become new family favorites.
36 Vegetarian Recipes to Make Now
Here’s another round up of healthy vegetarian recipes to work into your rotation. Try Cheesy Mushroom Toast, Harissa Carrot Salad, Kimchi Fried Rice, and more.
How to Plan Vegetarian Recipes
This guide filled with appetizers, lunches, and main courses makes it easy to plan vegetarian meals any night of the week.