How it works

Great gardens need to start somewhere.
That’s why we make it simple.
Garden Starters makes ordering plants online possible.

 

01
CHOOSE YOUR STARTER PLANTS

Shop our simply perfect combo kits or choose from our vegetable, herb and annual starter plants.

02
RECEIVE YOUR STARTER PLANTS IN THE MAIL

Once your starter plants are grown and nurtured, they will be delivered to your door at the date of your choosing!

03
START YOUR GARDEN

Start planting right away into your home garden and see it come to life!

Our Detailed Process

Garden Starters is an online store for starter plants. Orders can be placed all the way up to March 31st, 2018, then your order is specially grown for you at our facility, where it is carefully delivered to you at the date of your choosing during the spring time.  Currently, Garden Starters services all areas in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Simple Shipping

Use our shipping planner to help you choose the ideal shipping date for your plants. You choose your shipping date during your shopping checkout. Like anything good, Garden Starters needs time to grow your special order, which is why we have the March 31st deadline for Spring 2018 deliveries.

Region Shipping Information

Type of Gardener Recommended Delivery Window

Advanced Gardener

“I’m planting my starter plants in a greenhouse.”

Early: April 18 – April 23

Get a Head Start

“I’m planting my starter plants into small pots, and growing them  indoors, until it is warm enough outside.”

Early: April 18 – April 23

Plant Directly into my Garden

“I’m planting my starter plants directly into the ground.”

Mid to Late: April 25 – May 21

Advanced Gardener

“I’m planting my starter plants in a greenhouse.”

Early: April 18 – April 23

Get a Head Start

“I’m planting my starter plants into small pots, and growing them  indoors, until it is warm enough outside.”

Early to Mid: April 18 – April 30

Plant Directly into my Garden

“I’m planting my starter plants directly into the ground.”

Late: May 15 to May 21

Advanced Gardener

“I’m planting my starter plants in a greenhouse.”

Early: April 18 – April 23

Get a Head Start

“I’m planting my starter plants into small pots, and growing them  indoors, until it is warm enough outside.”

Early to Mid: April 18 – April 30

Plant Directly into my Garden

“I’m planting my starter plants directly into the ground.”

Late: May 15 to May 21

*Make sure to check out your specific zone hardiness for more information on frost and planting dates.

Simple Warranty

If anything arrives in a condition you find not ideal, let us hear about it within 30 days! We’ll make sure to look after a 100% refund on the product you are having trouble with!

FAQ

Here’s some frequently asked questions our friendly staff have answered to help you.

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What is a starter plant?

Starter plants are the stage of growth between seed and full maturity. Starter plants can be planted straight into the ground, or potted into a larger container until full maturity is reached. Our power plug starter plants are approximately 3.5 cms in diameter, and range between 8 and 15 cms tall.

What practices does Garden Starters take with their source and growing?

At Garden Starters, all plants come from 100% GMO free seeds. Additionally, all products are grown without any use of herbicides or pesticides. While some annuals are given growth regulators to control their size, all edible product is grown 100% biologically. Lastly, our packaging all comes from material that is 100% recyclable. We are proud to deliver our plants safely for both you, and the environment.

Can I trust that my starter plants will arrive in good condition?

You bet! All of our starter plants arrive in highly customized and sturdy plastic containers. To make things extra safe for you, we offer a 100% money back guarantee on any plants damaged during shipping.

What if I am not home during my delivery?

Don't worry! If you are not home, our carrier will leave your package in a safe place by your door. If you are shipping to an office building or apartment, make sure you have someone home to take the delivery for you!

Why the order deadline?

To receive your plants for the Spring season, we have a March 31st deadline on orders. This is because we take your special order, grow it, package it and then ship it to you. Your special order takes time to grow.

Can I still order if it past the March 31st deadline?

Absolutely. We will hold your order for the following spring planting season and make sure your plants are extra special. Unfortunately, orders past the deadline will not make the current spring season however.

Why have I never heard of starter plants?

If you are from Europe, you likely have. Starter plants are extremely popular over seas where gardening is a more mainstream leisure activity. We want to help you experience the simplicity of Garden Starters!

When is the best time to order?

The earlier the better! This gives us time to grow and nurture your special Garden Starter order, then send it to you in the Spring. Garden Starters makes for an excellent Christmas gift too!

Can I plant my starter plants directly into the ground?

Yes. The beauty of starter plants is you can plant them just like any other bedding plant. The only difference is you get to enjoy it from its earliest life onward! They key is ensuring temperature is safe for the plant, and that you fertilize properly.

Upon receiving my product, do I have to plant it right away?

Yes. You will want to drench the root ball upon arrival and plant it up right away. Most customers plants their starter plant directly into the ground outdoors. Some customers however, have their own greenhouses or window sills, where they choose to pot the plant into a larger pot size.

Can I choose my delivery date?

Yes. You can choose your delivery window during shopping checkout. We have recommended dates based on your state/province, and their approximate associated weather patterns for planting in our How it Works page.

How do I get free shipping?

By purchasing over $40.00, you qualify for free shipping! Plants are great! Make sure you take advantage of Garden Starter's free shipping!

Most plants come in packs of three...what if I only want one?

While we do offer combo packages with smaller counts of individual varieties, we do not have the option to order one or two plants of individual varieties right now. This allows us to provide you with the highest level of customer service, and the lowest prices possible. Anyways, more plants means more fun!

Can I customize my combo kits?

Unfortunately no. Our combo kits are specially designed by growers to determine the most popular variety choices. Completely customized orders can be ordered by shopping individual starter plant varieties (Annuals, Vegetables and Herbs).

I don't see my country or province as an option for shipping?

Currently, Garden Starters is privileged to offer its services to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Keep checking back to see if we are expanding into your neighborhood!