LA FINQUITA

Organic and Biodynamic Practices

Our Selection Of Seeds For 2021

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.  Our seeds production methods of plant population size follow the appropriate guidelines for being used by families and community gardens.   

This year we are happy to add to our collection plants with a variety of qualities, for food, medicine and dyes.  We are also proud of having a rare open pollinated delicious Gold cherry tomato, originally given to us 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...

 

silvanacastillo@ns.sympatico.ca

 

 

 

 

You can order seeds by filling the form at the bottom of the page

New for 2021

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria).             Celandine (Chelidonium majus).            Dyer's broom (Genista tinctoria).  

Golden Marguerite (Anthemis tinctoria).   Sweet Basil.    Yellow Bedstraw (Gallium verum). 

Not photographed! 

Betany (Stachys officinalis).             Catsfoot  (Antennaria dioica).         Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinium).  Elecampane (Inula helenium).  

 Edible Fireweed (Erechites hieracifolia).    Fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum),     Gold tomato.   Herba Stella (Plantago coronopus), 

 

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare).     Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca).     Mugwort  (Artemisia vulgare).  Munich Purslane (Portulaca oleracea).  

 

 St John's Wort  (Hypericum perforatum).     Viola  (Viola tricolor). 

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).  

Arugula
Arugula
Claytonia
Mache
Cutting Celery
Curled Cress
Garden Sorrel
Mustard Red Giant
Bo in Arugula bed
Bo in Arugula Bed
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Culinary, Pollinators and Medicinal Plants

 

All Heal (Prunella vulgaris).   Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum).  Avens (Geum urbanum)  Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus).  Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum).  Feverfew (Tenacetum parthenium).  Marshmallow (Althaea offinalis).    Pleurisy Root (Asclepsia tuberosa).   Valerian  (Valeriana officinalis).  

 

All Heal Flower
Anise
Daisy Fleebane
Feverfew
Lemon Balm
Marshmallow
Pleurisy Root
Valerian
Avens
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Wild Edibles 

 

Chickweed (Stellaria media).   Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis).   Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album, L).  Broad leaf Plantain (Plantago major).  Purslane (Portulaca oleracea).  Sheep sorrel  (Rumex acetosella).    Stinging  nettle (Urtica dioica).  

Chickeweed in basket
Evening Primrose
Lamb's Quarters
Nettle
Purslane
Sheep sorrel in garden
Sheep Sorrel
Plantain
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Border Plants to attract butterflies and pollinators

 

Avens (Geum macrophyllum).  Oxeye Daisy (Chrisanthemum leucanthemum).  Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus).  Echinacea or Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).    Mullein. (Verbascum Thapsus).  Pleurisy Root or Butterfly Milkweed  (Asclepias tuberosa).    Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare). Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).  

Avens
Oxeye Daisy
Daisy Fleebane
Echinacea
Mullein
Pleurisy Root
Yarrow
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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). 

 

 

Birdsfoot Trifoil
Buttercup
Dock
Fragant Bedstraw and Lupin
Fragant Bedstraw
Golden Rod
Vetch
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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.   

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Golden Rod