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July 26th 2022

Seed Sale Questions Answered

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Instead of one big seed sale in January (like we’ve always done in the past), this year we decided to split things up and have two separate seed sales and host them early—one in September and the other in November. By making our seeds available earlier and spreading our sales out over a longer period of time we’re able to offer a wider selection of varieties and more packets overall.

We hope this post will give you all the information you need to prepare for purchasing seeds this year.

When are your seeds going to be available and which varieties will be included?

The seed varieties that we currently have available in the Floret Shop can be found here. We recommend using the “Email When Available” feature to be notified when seeds that you’re interested in are back in stock.

Will the Floret breeding varieties be available for sale this fall? 

Unfortunately, the breeding varieties aren’t ready and won’t be available this fall. We will be sharing more information about the breeding program in the coming months with our newsletter subscribers. Sign up here.

Will you be having a January seed sale this year?

We will not be having a January seed sale, so make sure to snag what you’d like to grow in 2023 this fall. To be notified of future seed sales, please sign up for our newsletter

Will items in my cart be held for me? 

Items are removed from inventory as purchases are completed, which is unfortunately beyond our control. Because of this, items in your cart will not be held. For the best shopping experience, we recommend having your list ready and checking out as soon as possible. 

When you sell out, where else can I get seeds? 

For a full list of our favorite domestic and international seed companies, be sure to read our blog post Floret’s Favorite Specialty Seed Sources

If a variety says “Sold Out” what does that mean?

Products marked as “Sold Out” will likely not be restocked this fall. Be sure to use the “Email When Available” button within the product description to be notified when the variety you’re interested in is restocked.

What does it mean when a product says “Discontinued”? 

We are no longer offering dahlia tubers, bulbs and corms, and some seed varieties. Because so many gardeners reference our photos and descriptions, we have chosen to keep these varieties on our site but have added “Discontinued” to indicate they are no longer available.

Field of red and white poppies at FloretHow do I know when I should plant my hardy annuals?

We’ve written a post all about our favorite hardy annuals and how to grow them from seed. You can read it here

I’d love to stock up on seeds but won’t be planting them until next year. How should I store them?

Seeds can be stored in a cool, dry place where pests and rodents can’t get to them. A plastic tub or a mason jar (with a lid) placed in a garage or basement works great.

When will my order ship?

We will fulfill your order as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee delivery times from the shipping carriers. Any current shipping delays will be communicated at the top of the cart page when you check out.

Can I combine separately placed orders or remove an item from my order?

Once an order is placed, it is printed immediately and then put into our order packing queue. Unfortunately, because of our small team and the volume of orders we are processing in a short time, we are unable to combine separately placed orders or modify an order once it’s been placed.  

Can I add items to my order?

Because we cannot access your credit card information, we are unable to modify your order after it has been placed.

When will your 2023 calendars and planners be available?

Because there have been so many supply chain issues, paper shortages, and shipping delays, we decided to take a little break and hope to have them back next year.

I’m trying to figure out how to make my wish list. Where did it go? 

Despite our very best efforts, the wish list feature on our site has never functioned properly during busy sale days. We decided to remove this feature until we can find a better solution. We suggest making your wish list on paper this year. Thank you so much for understanding.

Can you ship seeds internationally?

We wish we could send our seeds all over the world, but unfortunately due to import/export restrictions beyond our control, we are only able to ship them to the U.S. and Canada. For detailed international shipping information, please visit our Shipping page. For a list of international seed sources that have come highly recommended to us, be sure to check out our blog post Floret’s Favorite Specialty Seed Sources.

Floret field of white migonetteI’m new to gardening. What varieties should I start with?

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the choices available, we’ve put together a list of the best flower types by category depending on your growing needs. This list includes the best varieties for warm climates, cool climates, foolproof bouquets, attracting pollinators, edible flowers, those suitable for containers, and even a few recommendations for shade

I’m new to growing flowers from seed. How can I have success? 

Please see the Resources section of our site, including this helpful post on How to Start Flowers From Seed. In Cut Flower Garden, you’ll find easy-to-follow steps for planting, cultivating, and harvesting more than 175 varieties of flowers.

Do you have a seed-starting schedule? 

The Essential Techniques section starting on page 31 of Cut Flower Garden covers important seed-sowing timing information. All of our seed packets and product descriptions include recommended sowing times that should be adjusted based on your climate and last spring frost (if you have one).

Will you be offering dahlia tubers for sale this year?

We are not currently offering dahlia tubers for sale. For a list of our favorite sources, be sure to check out our Recommended Dahlia Sources blog post. However, we do offer dahlia seeds with every signed copy of Discovering Dahlias and have our Bee’s Choice dahlia seed mix available in the Floret Shop. For detailed instructions on how to grow dahlias from seed, check out page 85.

How many seeds come in each packet?

The number of seeds per packet will vary based on the specific variety. You’ll find the quantity listed near the bottom of each product description.

How much will it cost to ship my seeds?

Seed packages will be going out via USPS and shipping prices vary depending on your location and the size of your order. Our shipping prices are based on what USPS charges us to ship packages. 

I have a gift card, how can I redeem it?

We love that so many people have recently received a gift card as a present from a friend or family member! Gift cards purchased from the Floret Shop can be redeemed in the “Gift card or discount code” field at checkout.

If you want to learn more about growing cut flowers, be sure to check out the Resources section of our site. It’s filled with dozens of helpful step-by-step tutorials and growing essays. We hope this post helped answer some of your questions about our seed sale.

 

If you have a seed sale question that wasn’t answered here, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].

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