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Where to buy plant seeds online in South Africa

Looking to start up your own veggie garden? Here are the best places to buy plant seeds online in South Africa.

Seeds aren’t hard to come by, but there is a big variety of them. If you’re looking to buy some seeds for your garden, whether they’re flowers, trees or veggies, there are a few things to think about.

Two big considerations are how much space you have and the weather in your area. Different types of plants require different conditions and amounts of water. Plan ahead so you know what you’re going to buy and where the seeds are going to go, and whether you need any additional supplies like pots or fertiliser.

Part of the planning is finding out where you can buy all the seeds you need – but we’ve already done all of that work for you. Here’s a list of places where you can buy plant seeds online.

Where to buy plant seeds online

  • Seeds for Africa
  • Livingseeds


1. eBay

Shop for plant seeds on eBay to compare prices from sellers around the world and within South Africa. It also stocks garden supplies like pots and trowels.

  • Trusted online marketplace
  • View seller reviews before you buy
  • Compare prices from sellers around the world


2. AliExpress

AliExpress is a massive online retailer made up of thousands of smaller retailers. These often stock and sell plant seeds so there’s an abundance of options available.

  • Huge selection of smaller retailers means there’s always stock
  • Easily compare prices
  • Constant sales make it easy to find the best deals

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3. Amazon

Amazon is the ideal place to buy plant seeds online if you want access to a big variety, plus you can save on shipping by ordering your gardening tools here too.

  • Free delivery on millions of eligible items with Amazon Prime
  • Easily compare prices on similar products
  • Huge product range


4. Seeds for Africa

If you’re looking for a specific type of seed then Seeds for Africa will likely have it. This online store has a massive variety of seed types and species available.

  • Big variety of plant seed types in stock
  • Easy to find what you want
  • Professional growing advice for each plant on the website

Living seeds

5. Livingseeds

This online store is run by a family with a network of local small-batch farmers who provide them with heirloom and open pollinated vegetable seeds. Its catalogue keeps growing every year.

  • Offers a seasonal planting guide
  • Comes from locally grown, organic plants
  • Money back guarantee

Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

  • eBay: Free on eligible items with eBay Plus membership
  • AliExpress: Delivery via the post office is free, but will take longer
  • Amazon: Free on eligible items with Amazon Prime membership
  • Seeds for Africa: Free shipping on orders of seed packs over R700
  • Livingseeds: Free shipping on orders that are over R500 and under 1kg in weight

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