Gardening in Iowa

Information for gardeners in Iowa, particularly in Ames.

For frost dates in Ames, IA, click here.


Buy Seeds

Brekke’s Town and Country Store
Find bulk seeds as well as organic pesticide Bt. Thanks for the seed donation!!!
23827 580th Avenue
Ames, IA 50010-9382
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Find seed packets, seed starting products, gardening tools, and watering devices. Thanks for the seed donation!!!
120 Airport Road, Ames, IA
Wheatsfield Cooperative Grocery
Find Seed Savers Exchange seed packets as well as locally grown transplants in the spring.
413 Northwestern Ave. Ames, IA
Seed Savers Exchange (Online Seed Orders)
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit that saves and shares heirloom seeds through diversity preservation and sale of heirloom seeds and transplants. Located in Decorah, IA. Thanks for the seed donation!!!