Easy Seeds for Beginners

orange zinniasZinnias are some of the easiest and most rewarding flowers to grow from seed.

Easy Plants To Start From Seed

If you are a beginning seed starter, start with "easy seeds" that are quick to germinate. Because each plant has unique seed-starting requirements, it helps to start small by growing just a few varieties — trust us, it's easy to get carried away!

If you're new to gardening, choose some of the easy-to-start seeds below, and then move on to fussier seeds, like those that require stratification.

Veggies Flowers and Foliage Herbs
  • Beans
  • Tomato
  • Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Squash
  • Zinnias
  • Cosmos
  • Celosia
  • Marigold
  • Calendula
  • Nasturtium
  • Sunflowers
  • Coleus
  • Morning Glories
  • Strawflower
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Chamomile
  • Dill
  • Lemon balm
  • Sage

Last updated: 02/05/2024