Tag: Seed Companies

Irish Seed Savers – Seed Bank

For the month of August Garden Seeds is featuring Irish Seed Savers. Their mission is to preserve Irish heirloom and heritage seeds. Irish Seed Savers Association maintains Ireland’s public seed bank with over 600 varieties of seeds that are not available commercially. Irish Seed Savers also has a project to preserve heritage apple varieties by growing them, in this way they preserve the biodiversity of apple trees in Ireland. One of Irish Seed Savers Association’s Read More …

Landrace and Heirloom Seed Companies

Each month we here at GardenSeeds.org try to promote a Landrace and/or Heirloom Seed Company.  We do not go about this in any scientific way we just pick one that interest us.  If you would like to recommend a seed company to be featured please contact us. We usually try and blog about our featured Heirloom Seed Company to draw more attention to them, but I have been kind of lazy the last few months.  Read More …

Landrace and Heirloom Seed Companies

Garden Seeds features landrace and heirloom seed companies as a way to promote the use of landrace and heirloom garden seeds.  We believe individuals and small seed companies saving and sharing seeds is an indispensable link in the chain of food security.  If everyone got their seed from one company and something happened to their seed crop there would be a famine.  There would also be famine if a crop was attacked by a disease Read More …

Food Security – Heirloom Seed Banks

Food security is vital to our very existence. Most people collect money and/or gold to save up for a time of need. These same people will gladly give you all their gold in exchange for food when they are hungry. We at Garden Seeds believe that the lack of genetic diversity in our country’s seed supply could one day lead to a famine. Just look at what happened to Ireland in the 1800’s because everyone Read More …

Garden Medicinals and Culinaries featured for December

I am so excited.  We received our first heirloom seed catalog for 2017.  I opened the mailbox a couple of days ago and there it was…  A beautiful color catalog from Seed Savers Exchange.  Their 2017 seed catalog of heirloom, untreated, non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds.  Outside right now it is cold with snow on the ground.  These seed catalogs that we receive help me remember the warm summer days that I worked outside in our heirloom Read More …

Featured Seed Company for August

Wow! It has been over a month since I posted something. It has rained on average every other day for the last two months. I know that Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” but this is ridiculous. It has been too wet to work in our landrace gardens and so they are just overgrown weed patches. We do believe in letting some weeds grow but we like to be able to find Read More …

Heritage Harvest Seed Heirloom Seed Company

Garden Seeds has decided to feature a Canadian seed company, Heritage Harvest Seed, for the month of June.  Heritage Harvest Seed is a Canadian heirloom/heritage seed mail order company.  Heritage Harvest Seed specializes in rare and endangered heirloom/heritage varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs. With over 700 varieties to choose from, they’ll surely have something to suit your taste. Over the past decade they have become Canada’s #1 source for rare and endangered varieties of Read More …