Photo Courtesy of John Cameron
Welcome to Salt Spring Seeds’ website and online heritage and heirloom seed catalog
This is our 29th year of promoting a safe, sustainable and local agriculture. It is very gratifying to now see so many individuals and communities embracing this concept! We hope that some of the vegetables, beans, grains and herbs in this catalogue will help you to become more self-reliant in food and medicine.
All our seeds are untreated, open-pollinated and non-GMO. We grow all our own seeds and sell only our most recent harvest. We fill orders year-round and usually within a day or two of receiving your requests.
We are pleased to be offering over 50 seed varieties that are New for 2016 and would appreciate feedback from those of you who try some of them.
Garlic: Our varieties that are available for 2016 will be posted the second week in August and Garlic will again be then at the top of the left side menu.
2 for 1 Sale! We have just harvested (mid-July) a huge amount of seed of our favourite kale, Lacinato Rainbow, and are offering a free extra packet with every packet ordered. Developed by Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed, this kale is hardy, beautiful, robust and delicious. It can be planted now for rewarding fall and winter harvests.
My new book is now available and listed in the Books & DVDs section at the bottom of the left-side menu. It's called The Power of Pulses: Saving the World with Peas, Beans, Chickpeas, Favas and Lentils. With all the talk about how to address climate change, what is rarely mentioned are the foods we eat and the ways we grow them. Yet industrial agriculture is responsible for over 50% of greenhouse gas emissions. I have posted my Foreword to the book under Articles at the top of this page to give you an idea of what to expect.
Certified Organic? This catalogue comprises seeds from eighteen gardens and farms. All seeds are organically grown but only three farms are officially so. Varieties that are certified organic are indicated as such.
Number of Seeds in a Packet This is written at the bottom of each crop description when you click on the categories in our left side menu, just above the varieties listed for the crops. We never get complaints about not enough seeds!
Printed Catalogue. We'd be happy to mail you the printed seed catalogue for $2.
Phone orders. Sorry but we don't yet accept orders over the phone. You can send a cheque or money order through the mail if you don't wish to pay online. If so, you can choose the Pay By Cheque option after you've selected all your seeds.
U.S. and Overseas Orders? We send our U.S. and Overseas orders airmail through Canada Post.
Questions? I usually answer emails and phone calls the day I receive them. firstname.lastname@example.org 1-250-537-5269
Thank you for supporting small agriculture. Best wishes for happy sowing and great growing in 2016!