Frequently Asked Questions!
What is the best way to store garden seeds?
You can store different kinds of seeds, each in individual paper packets, together in a large container. Keep seeds dry and cool. A temperature between 32° and 41°F is ideal, so your refrigerator can be a good place to store seeds.
A small amount of silica-gel desiccant added to each container will absorb moisture from the air and help keep the seeds dry. Craft supply stores sell silica gel in bulk for drying flowers.
You can also use powdered milk as a desiccant. Use one to two tablespoons of milk powder from a freshly opened package. Wrap the powder in a piece of cheesecloth or a facial tissue and place it in the container with the seeds. Powdered milk will absorb excess moisture from the air for about six months.
Be sure to label your saved seeds with their name, variety and the date you collected them. It is easy to forget the details by the following spring. Use saved seed within one year. The older the seed the lower the germination rate.
Who should I contact if I have growing questions, disease or insect identification needs?
We strongly encourage you to get in touch with your local Cooperative Extension office in your state. Cooperative Extensions are associated with your state’s Land Grant University. Find your state’s Cooperate Extension by clicking here.
When will my order ship?
Orders are processed within one business day of receipt and ship from our warehouse within 1 to 2 business days.
How can I track my order?
When ordering, if you provided your email address you will receive an email when your order ships including tracking information. If you did not please contact us and we will supply with your tracking number.
Do you ship year-round?
Yes, we ship seeds and supplies year-round. Live plants and bulbs typically ship in the spring, based on your location.
Do you ship to Canada or outside the United States?
We only ship to the United States.
Do you offer any sales or money-saving specials?
Yes! Join our e-mail list to receive our email offers and special promotions.
Do you sell Genetically Modified Seed?
Who owns Black and White Seed Company? Most Importantly are you owned by Monsanto?
We are a family owned 100% American company, located in Central Florida. We are NOT owned by Monsanto.
Where does your seed come from?
Some of our seeds are grown by us and the rest we purchase from select growers and suppliers. We test seeds for germination and viability.