Buying herb plants online can be a tricky business. How do you know that your plants are true to the label, or going to arrive in a healthy condition? Here are some places that we have had good luck buying live plants from.
One thing that should be added is that mail dates are there for a reason. Some people buy their plants as early as possible, so if a plant freezes due to you jumping the gun and buying it a month early, that isn't the fault of the grower.
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Richters is first on our list of places to purchase herb plants online. Their herb selection is huge. You can find hundreds of different varieties and dozens of every type of herb you might need.
These are true herb experts. The catalog includes comprehensive information about growing and using everything they sell. Their selection is vast, but they do only have a limited number of actual plants available.
You can order as few as a single plant or even a small tray of 12.
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If you have some time before ordering your herbal plants from Strictly Medicinal Seeds (formerly Horizon Herbs), take a moment and read all of the herbal pages that are there. It is literally an herbal education within the site itself.
Buying herb plants from Strictly Medicinal is also a joy. The plants are healthy and robust, obviously packed with care.
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Mountain Valley Growers offers a huge extra: botanical name cross-referencing and herb quick reference pages, where you can research just the right plant that you meant to buy and find out the proper growing conditions for everything. There is nothing like having the security of knowing you can grow something before shelling out the money for plants that don't stand a chance.
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Companion Plants sells a huge variety of herbs for medicinal and culinary use. Your selection is sorted for easy shopping: Aromatic, Dyes, Butterflies, Everlasting, Traditional, Repellent, Culinary, Honey, Native, and Ornamental.