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Our seeds are UN-patented, UN-treated and NON-gmo.
Many of our seed varieties are exclusive to Canadian Organic Seed Company because we breed, select and grow out our own specialties here on the farm in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
"Certified" organic seeds are not genetically modified, nor are they treated with fungicides or pesticides. Organic seeds are bred to perform in organic gardens with strong natural disease/pest resistance and drought/cold tolerance for climate change. Organic seeds are grown from plants in organically managed systems that focus on soil and plant health. Enhanced soil fertility is improved with natural fertilizers, cover crop residue and rotation Soils are regenerated, plants thrive and the environment is protected. Healthy soils, healthy plants, healthy animals and healthy people. We believe that organic seeds have a longer self life.
Growing from seed allows a gardener to grow a wide variety of species with genetic diversity and possibilities. Seeds are biological magic!
Seed Count & weights:
Packets are sold by seed count or by weight. Extra seeds may be added due to an abundant seed harvest within that year. We pass along Mother Nature's abundance.
Some very rare species have naturally poor germination rates in nature and in this case we would add more seeds.
We strive to provide very fresh and healthy seed. Seeds are kept in a climate controlled and dry area while other seeds are refrigerated or stratified as in nature.
Germination of seeds:
Your seeds have been germination tested and found to meet or exceed the Federal standards. We will honor all reasonable requests for replacement or reimbursement due to poor germination. Let us know if you have concerns about any other plants or products from this website, and we will similarly honor all reasonable requests for replacement or reimbursement within 30 days of purchase with our receipt of your written notification.
Germination tips are given for specific species requirements for all individual varieties within this website.
Some factors to consider when germinating seeds:
Most vegetable seeds are easy when sown in free draining soil in pots and placed in a warm sunny window. Water gently and regularly.
Start your seeds early inside a heated greenhouse, under growing lights or a sunny window to shorten the growing and maturing times, especially for those of you that live through the winter cycle in the northern hemisphere. Our farm is considered a zone 4 with at least 4 months of winter excluding the fall and spring. We start herb seeds in January, tomatoes & peppers in March and we start planting June 9th after all danger of frost.
March to your own drummer, sow your seeds early as started transplants (seedlings) and plant out into the open garden when the time is favourable to warm soil and long summer days. Choose very short season varieties if you have a very short window of growing. Most vegetable and flower annuals like warm soil. Planting too early in cold soil will not grow your veggies faster, the soil must be warm.
Happy sowing, gardening and harvesting!