Upstarts Organic Seedlings

Quality Gourmet Vegetable Starts

Chiles and Other Sweet Peppers

Chile and Pepper Starts

Herbs and Garden Seedlings

Quality Gourmet Herb Starts


Upstarts Organic Seedlings produces and distributes a wide selection of premium vegetable and herb seedlings. Heirloom or hybrid varieties of seed are carefully selected for flavor and quality. Seed selection is also based upon plant vigor, disease resistance, and regional growing conditions. We use untreated seed with our custom soil blend to grow our seedlings. Our seedlings are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We have been certified organic with California Certified Organic Farmers (C.C.O.F.) since 1991.

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Upstarts offers an outstanding variety of vegetable and herb starts. We watch for new trends in both the nursery and culinary industries and enjoy sourcing unusual and hard-to-find plant varieties.

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Our Products

We use untreated seed with our own custom soil blend to grow our healthy seedlings. Our seedlings are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

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Garden Guides

Use our garden guides for tips about growing herbs, vegetables, tomatoes, container gardening, fertilizing, and discover a few of our secrets about how to blend the perfect potting mixes!

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Fresh From the Garden – The Latest News, Products, and Recipes From Upstarts

Sarah’s Pumpkin Pie

This recipe is my variation on Libby’s famous pumpkin pie. The recipe makes two 9-inch pumpkin pies. INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar...
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Sicilian Style Swiss Chard

INGREDIENTS Nut Mixture: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium shallots (or 1 small onion), thinly sliced 1-2 garlic cloves, minced Pinch of red pepper...
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Say “No” to GMOs

The lack of meaningful controls and the FDA fast-tracking of GMO approvals deeply concerns us. When you select an Upstarts plant, you can be assured that it is a product of Mother Nature, not a laboratory test tube with patents attached to it.

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Why Organic?

Upstarts was founded on the principle of producing clean, organically grown starts, thus eliminating the use of toxic fertilizers and pesticides that are normally used in conventional plant production and harmful to the environment.

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Sarah’s Journal

Love to garden? Find out more about what Sarah is growing, cooking, photographing, or crafting each month from her own garden!

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