Favorite Canadian Seed Savers
March 17th, 2009 | Grow Your Own, buy, Canada, gardening, grow your own, heirloom, online, recommend, saver
I had a look through a ton of companies in Canada selling seeds online and chose out about ten that looked interesting and had websites that were workable on my computer. I mostly leaned towards West Coast seed companies, but there was one company from Ontario that is simply outstanding and couldn’t be passed by. From those ten I have weeded out the following five sites:
West Coast Seeds is a refreshing green site with some interesting products such as sprouting seeds, soil, coconut husk mulch, kitchen equipment and worm cast tea.
Sunshine Farm is situated in the Okanagan Valley, South East Kelowna, B.C and has apple trees, herbs and vegetables.
The Cottage Garden is located in Ontario, they have around 600 heirloom and rare varieties. The website was easy to use. I really liked this site and will probably order something from them, they have some very interesting types of cucumbers, among other things.
Manhattan Farms specializes in small plot or organic container gardening for city farmers. They have an interesting history in their founder Leslie Scrimshaw and is a very local business for urban gardeners in Vancouver to support. Their site has great information, but the seeds are packaged in sets, not individually.
More Seedy Links
Article about seed saving by Ann Cleary.
If you have a favorite company please let us know. If I actually order anything, I’ll let you know how it goes.
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