Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What's so appealing about seeds? Possibility.

There is no possibility that I will spend an evening with Ryan Gosling, but a girl can dream - about seeds.

I am looking forward to seed shopping from Tourne Sol, Heritage Harvest, and Prairie Garden Seeds. (Sure, I saved a bit of seed, but I'm getting that shopping bug that apparently other women feel when thinking about shoes.) Some of these companies will be at our local Seedy Saturday in early March. Is there a Seedy Saturday near you?

I've been hearing good things about Johnny's Selected Seeds. What are your favourite seed sources?

I remember opening up a peanut in grade two and being told that the tiny pineapple-shaped embryo embedded in the bottom was the future plant. I'm not going to belabour the "possibility" metaphor, but I think you gardeners can fill in the blanks.


  1. We get a lot of ours from West Coast Seeds and Stellar Seeds. There is a seed swap nearby, but in my experience most of what's there are flowers (which I'm not nearly as interested in as food).


  2. Adding them to the list, thanks! I always feel like I need to ask if the seeds will grow well in zone 3A when I'm ordering from more fortunately-zoned places. I've had pretty good luck with my Montreal-sourced seeds, though.

    Our seed swap is pretty new, so there's more vendors than seeds to swap, but I think it'll grow.