Choosing the Best Seeds to Grow | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Choosing the Best Seeds to Grow

The Editors

There are so many seed terms (Hybrid, F1, Heirloom, Organic, AAS, AGM, Open Pollinated). In this video, we explain the seed catalog terms to dispel confusion and help you select seeds for a successful garden. 

After you watch this video, learn more about the online Almanac Garden Planner

Cristine Marshall (not verified)

8 years 1 month ago

We live on the side of cold mountain in Western North Carolina, at about 3400 feet elevation. Does elevation make a difference in the plants that you plant grow? Are there seed available for elevations like the one we live at and have you know the best ones to get?

Yes, there are seeds meant for planting at high altitudes. One popular resource is seedstrust.com. If you google or contact them, I'm sure they can help.