LA FINQUITA SEEDS
Organic and Biodynamic Practices
Produced on our land using organic and biodynamic practices… and Integrated Pest Management
Especially adapted for the climate in Nova Scotia and the Maritime Provinces.
NEW IN 2019: Bulk seeds and Seed Mixes, with a touch of Wild!
Bulk Arugula Seeds for market growers. Tested by friends that sell on Farmers Markets, best seed for both cold and warm weather conditions. This is because I grow the arugula during the winter in my greenhouse, where it withstands high variations of temperatures. Please contact us if you are interested.
Bulk Seeds for pollination and land rehabilitation initiatives. There is lots of interest in restoring damaged land by turning into pollination fields. Also, families with land by the water are finding ways to restore the shoreline to prevent erosion. Making seed bombs seem a good alternative to restore these areas, specially eroded land where it is difficult to plant. We have seeds for many of the plants recommended by the Ecology Action Centre for "Living Shorelines". Please contact us if you are interested and we can prepare the best seed mix for your needs.
Butterfly Seed Mix: Butterfly Milkweed, Purple Coneflower and Bull Thistle.
Pollination Seed Mix: Betony, Anise Hyssop, Cranesbill, Little White Aster, Avens.
Rock Garden Seed Mix: Viola, Edelweiss, Pinks, Catsfoot, Orange Hawkweed.
Witches Mix: Mullein, Vervain, Mugwort, Motherwort.
Wild Edibles Mix: Chickweed, Purslane, Sheep Sorrel, Claytona, Viola.
Small Medicinals Mix: All heal, Viola, Edelweiss, Catsfoot.
Large Medicinals Mix: St John's Wort, Feverfew, Yarrow, Valerian.
SEED MIX PACKETS ARE $3.00 each
If you would like a packet of Indian Tobacco seed (Free) with your order, please let me know. Tobacco is Sacred Seed and is not for sale, only for sharing. Will bring blessings to your garden!
SEEDS FOR URBAN GARDENERS: WILD PLANTS AND WILDLIFE
Wildlife, particularly birds, butterflies and bees, are more attracted to wild plants than exotic ornamentals. Not all our wild plants are native, some have become naturalized in our landscape. According to Douglas Tallamy in his book Brining Nature Home, insects have evolved with native plants and only feed on them. Therefore, if we want to feed the birds in the spring and summer when they are rearing their young, we need to have native plants in our gardens.
Grow native plants and pollinators in your garden with La Finquita Seeds. I have the following varieties to effer this year and more to come: Self Heal, Anise Hyssop, Buttercup, Evening Primrose, Echinacea, Fleabane Daisy, Fragant Bedstraw, Golden Rod, Lupins, Turtlehead, Pleurisy Root or Butterfly Milkweed, Vetch, Wild Bergamont and Wintercress.
Stinging Nettle provides habitat for the larvae of several butterflies, such as the Eastern Comma, the Satyr Comma and the Red Admiral. The larvae of the American Copper Butterfly feeds on Sheep Sorrel and Curled Dock. Lupins, Vetch and Birdsfoot Trefoil are feed sources for the larvae of the Silvery Blue Butterfly. The preferred food for the larvae of the Baltimore Checkerspot is the Turtlehead. The Asters feed the larvae of the Harri's Checkerspot, the American Lady and the Painted Lady. And the beautiful Butterfly Milkweed feeds the larvae of the Monarch butterfly.
Interested in Bean Seeds from
Charles Hubbards from Shinimicas, Nova Scotia, left us his amazing collection of bean seeds that he grew on his land for many years. These seeds are very valuable in terms of being adapted to the Atlantic Region. Friends from CFAN (Cumberland Food Action Network), Jocelyn Gauvin from Cocagne, and myself, are making sure these seeds continue their path in providing good nourishment. Also, we are trying to encourage seed growers to adopt some of them and then assure a reliable source.
Please let me know if you would like to grow some of these beans and help us produce and distribute seed. Thank you!
I also have a few copies of Charle's book Sacred Stewardship for sale at $30.00 plus shipping. Please contact me if you would like to order a copy.