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Heirloom Seeds

Welcome to Magic Garden Seeds

We are a specialized worldwide mail order provider of seeds for cultured plants and crops.

In our assortment you'll find seeds of old vegetable varieties (called heirloom seeds), old tomato varieties, many different chili pepper varieties, culinary herbs and medicinal plants from around the world, plants with active ingredients from the field of ethnobotany - and many other plant seeds for gardeners who love to see something special growing in their garden.

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Organic Seeds

Organic Seeds

Organic seeds - what's the difference to normal seeds?

Our organic seeds are harvested from plants that have been cultivated in controlled organic farming. This means reconsidering cultivation from an ecological point of view, without the use of chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides, using only biological pest control and growing the plants outdoors in the field.

Trees

Tree Seeds

Growing trees from seed is certainly a rather unusual approach for gardening, especially when compared to a simple shopping trip at the nursery. Yet, although it may be a more protracted path to your own trees, for many species it is very worthwhile.

Heirloom Flowers

Heirloom Flower Seeds

Originally, plants were probably used mostly as food or for the preparation of therapeutic products, potions and cures - flower seeds were often eaten rather than sown. But the cultivation of flowers and ornamental plants has a long tradition as well.

Heirloom Chili Peppers

Heirloom Chili Pepper Seeds

Allegedly, chili peppers have been used as a condiment and spice for over 8000 years by the inhabitants of Latin America. At first wild chilies ( which still occur today and go by the name of "Tepin Chili") were collected, later the seeds of the plants were cultivated and an incredible range of varieties developed.

Ethnobotanicals

Ethnobotanicals Seeds

Since the beginning of civilization, people have used plants as medicine. Perhaps as early as Neanderthal man, plants were believed to have healing powers.Ethnobotany is the studies of the complex relationships between plants and cultures. In the Ethnobotanicals section you find seeds from plants which have medicinal or ritual uses ("Sacred Plants"). Ethnobotanists explore how plants were used for such things as food, shelter, medicine, clothing and religious ceremonies.

Exotic Plants

Exotic and Tropical Plants Seeds

The category of exotic plants contains a variety of plant seeds from the tropics. Among them are heirloom agricultural crops and fruit trees and many special spices. Hobby gardeners often refer to tropical plants as "exotic plants" - a somewhat imprecise concept, as "exotic" simply means "foreign" and is therefore a very relative term, which dates back to the reference frame of the former colonial powers and thus implies a European perspective.

Grass seeds

Grass seeds

At first grasses seem a rather nondescript group of plants, particularly as they seem to produce uniform, long and narrow leafs and plain, inconspicuous flowers. From a botanical point of view grasses belong to the order of sweet grass plants called

Climbing plants

Climbing plants

Climbing plants are a wonderful idea of nature. In most cases, they are uncomplicated plant species that grow very quickly and really impress with their size and their luscious growth.

Herbs

Herb Seeds

Most people devote themselves to plant breeding for the first time in their lives as a child. Most of us have sown some fast growing cress or beans to experience the miracle of germination. Even if you live in the city, usually there are some kitchen herbs on your balcony or windowsill, because there's just nothing better than cooking with fresh herbs and spices.

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plant Seeds

Medicinal herb seeds are seeds of plants which have been standing in a special relation to mankind since ancient times. These are, for example, medicinal herbs for preparing potions or ointments that are traditionally grown in monastery gardens. Medicinal herbs also refers to plants that provide ingredients for natural remedies or which are well suited as tea herbs.

Vegetables

Vegetable Seeds

Here we introduce vegetable seeds of old and new varieties. Old heirloom vegetables convince with many unique properties. They are often extremely unassuming and resistant and can bring an enormous variety and exciting new tastes into your kitchen, and many of them are rich in health-promoting ingredients.

Fruit & Berries

Fruit & Berry Seeds

Strawberries, melons and wild fruits such as wild apple, loquat, sorb tree and juneberry. Of course, the wide variety of nuts must not be missing.

Tomatoes

Tomato Seeds

Tomato seeds, mainly of old varieties. The area of origin of the tomato is probably Central or South America. Wild ancestors of the crop can still be located in northern Chile and Venezuela.

Difficult growing locations

Plants thriving in difficult growing locations

Unfortunately, not every garden provides ideal conditions for growing your preferred plant varieties - and almost certainly, every garden will probably include some locations, with difficult conditions for growing anything, so it seems. In this category we therefore especially selected those plant varieties for you, whose natural habitats leave them exposed to extreme and difficult climatic conditions.

Seed Kits

Seed Kit

One for everyone: plant-enthusiasts, gardening-pros and the indecisive - we have created a huge selection of seed kits for you. The range includes: a set with all tomato plant seed bestsellers, a starter-kit to grow your first herb-, and vegetable

Seeds A-Z

Seeds A-Z

Seeds sorted by scientific name. For an easier retrieval of plants, you can also use our search function to find seeds by common name and properties.

Growing instructions

Growing instructions

We would like to offer you a space here for more in depth growing information, as unfortunately, the seed pack sachets often only have limited space for the most essential growing instructions relevant to each plant variety.

Seed sowing calendar

Monthly seed sowing calendar for sowing your plants directly outdoors

In this category you will find all our seeds put in order, according to their ideal seasonal sowing period for direct cultivation outdoors, adjusted as to correspond with the climatic conditions in Germany and central Europe. Depending on your home base, climatic requirements might vary slightly and may need further consideration.