Organic and Biodynamic Practices
Our Selection Of Seeds For 2020
We only offer seeds from the plants that grow healthy and well on our own land, and we are constantly looking for plants that are adapted to our region and offer value to our ecosystems and livelihood. This year we are happy to add to our collection more wild edible plants as well as pollinators. We are also proud of having a rare open pollinated delicious Gold cherry tomato, originally given by Carol Faulise from Wallace more than 20 years ago. We have kept this rare seed going for all these years and now are proud to have introduced it to the Seed Bank in Truro.
Wild Plants for Urban Gardens
What about a wild look in the urban garden? An unusual garden that would host bees, insects and butterflies. What about plants that "grow" worms, and then the birds come to pick them up and feed their young? Isn't it crazy to grow plants that would attract and produce worms? The Butter and Eggs, and we have her. And working to find more plants, please let me know if you find wormy plants, I am interested.
And please check our selection of wild plants, would be beautiful in a city landscape. And remember that...
Most wild plants are very prolific and their seeds can last a long time in the soil before they germinate. They produce two kinds of seeds; some that will germinate the following year, and others that will remain dormant in the soil until the conditions are such that the presence of the plant is needed for healing the soil. Keep this in mind as you plant them, germination is slower and less than what we are used to. Also, some seeds are harder to germinate as they need a cool treatment, and therefore it is best to plant them outside in the Fall rather than indoor flats in the Spring.
As a general rule when planting wild plant seeds (specially the tiny ones), just scatter the seeds around and do not cover them, as most seeds need light to germinate.
Sales, swaps, community projects and partnerships
We are always interested in swapping seeds with other seed growers, as well as offering our seeds for gardeners interested in field testing them. We donate seeds for school gardens, community projects and seed libraries. If you are interested, please write to...
You can order seeds by filling the form at the bottom of the page
NEW for 2020
Betany (Stachys officinalis), Catsfoot (Antennaria dioica). Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium Crispum). Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinium). Elecampane (Inula helenium), Edible Fireweed (Erechites hieracifolia), Fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum), Gold tomato, Herba Stella (Plantago coronopus), Horehound (Marrubium vulgare), Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare dulce). Melilot or Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis), Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca), Mugwort (Artemisia vulgare), Munich Purslane (Portulaca oleracea), St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum). Viola (Viola tricolor). Vervain (Verbena officinalis). Yellow Bedstraw (Gallium verum), Wild Sea Lavender.
Cold Hardy Greens
Arugula or Rocket (Eruca sativa). Claytonia or Miners Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata). Coriander (Coriandrum sativum). Corn Salad or Mache (Valerianela locusta). Curly Endive (Chichorium endivia) . Cutting Celery or Par-Cel (Apium graveolens). Garden Sorrel (Rumex acetosa). Mustard Red Giant (Brassica juncea). Peppergrass or Curled cress (Lepidium sativum Crispum).
Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
All Heal (Prunella vulgaris). Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus). Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum). Feverfew (Tenacetum parthenium). Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis). Mallow (Malva sylvestris). Marshmallow (Althaea offinalis). Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum). Oregano Greek (Origanum). Pleurisy Root (Asclepsia tuberosa). Russian Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus dracunculoides). Valerian (Valeriana officinalis).
Amaranth or Pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus). Chickweed (Stellaria media). Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis). Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album, L). Plantain (Plantago major). Purslane (Portulaca oleracea). Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella). Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris). Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). Wild Chamomile or Pineappleweed (Matriarca discoidea). Wood Sorrel (Oxalis spp).
Border Plants to attract pollinators
Avens (Geum macrophyllum). Oxeye Daisy (Chrisanthemum leucanthemum). Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus). Echinacea or Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Mullein. (Verbascum Thapsus). Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed or Butterfly Milkweed, Orange Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa). Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare). Turtle Head (Chelone glabra). Yarrow White and Pinkish (Achillea millefolium).
Wild plants in the orchard and for soil protection and rehabilitation
Birdsfoot Trifoil (Lotus corniculatus). Buttercup (Ranunculus spp). Curly Dock (Rumex crispus). Fragant bedstraw (Galium triflorum). Golden Rod (Solidago sp). Lupins (Lupinus perennis). Vetch (Vicia americana).
Order Seeds (Canada only)
Our seeds are $3.00/packet and $5.00 for double packets.
To place an order, please write your selection of seeds in the form below. We accept cheques and email transfers. I will contact you directly confirming your order and the amount.
In the Maritime Region, we donate seeds to school gardens and community seed banks or libraries. For more information, please contact me directly through our contact us section of the website.