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 2020
Bulk seeds for Cold Hardy Greens and Pollinators
Arugula, Corn Salad, Mustard and Peppergrass Seeds. Tested by friends that sell on Farmers Markets, best seed for both cold and warm weather conditions. This is because I grow the plants during the winter in my greenhouse, where it withstands high variations of temperatures.
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.
We have expanded our collection of Wild edibles to include Herba Stella (Asian Plantain), also called Barba di Capucino (Minutina) perennial, probably the most tasty of all the plantains.
Pilewort or Edible Fireweed, a very exotic plant used in Mediterranean cuisine, I get different opinions when people visit, some like it some don't! I think it is delicious, like nothing else.
Munich Purslane, I grew this seed for the the seed bank in Truro. It is a larger plant with succulent leaves when compared to the wild purslate.
Fragrant bedstraw, commonly called Cleavers in the area, delicious one of the first plants that come in the Spring.
Seeds for Beach Gardens
We are able to offer limited amounts of Wild Sea Lavender and Goose Tounge Plantain, that we harvested ethically last year.
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.