To have a good garden, you need good seeds. It is not enough that the seeds are simply able to grow: you want them to produce a crop of the desired quality under the existing conditions where you have placed your garden.

Some varieties of vegetables will only thrive under specific conditions, while others can produce abundant crops in almost any soil and climate condition. If you are unsure whether specific plant varieties will grow in your area, focus on those that have proven effective in many different growing conditions and are recognized as standards.

If you can, select varieties that are known to work well in your area. However, don't restrict yourself. If you have room in the garden to try a variety you're not sure about, go ahead. Just keep this in mind so that if the experiment is a failure, understand why (and have backups so you don't run out of that vegetable for a season).

You should also make sure you have more seed than you really need. Sometimes your crop will be damaged due to unexpected late frost or pesky bugs, so replanting is necessary. With extras on hand, you can regroup and get started quickly and easily. Keep in mind that the added expense is slight and in some cases contentious, as most seed packets come with more than enough for 1-2 seasons for all but the largest gardens.

There are many different ways to buy seeds. Many companies have online catalogs, but most will send you a catalog upon request. Because they often arrive in mid-winter, it can be a great reminder that spring is on the way, once catalogs arrive.

Local stores, like hardware in your country, or even Wal-Mart, sell seeds at certain times of the year. However, don't rely on them, as your carefully thought-out garden plan will be in vain if the hardware store runs out of carrot seeds.

Author's Bio: 

People love to grow vegetables so they can eat fresh vegetables from the garden.