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Heritage & Heirloom Organic Seed Catalog 2020

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  • 20 Lettuce Blend
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  • Baikal Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis)
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  • Buttercream Mounding Nasturtium
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  • Changing the Climate with the Seeds We Sow
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  • Cilantro-Slo-bolt
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  • Kale-5 Kale Mix
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  • NEW. Saving Seeds: A Home Gardener's Guide to Preserving Plant Diversity.
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  • Wild Sweet Pea
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Updated July 9

We will be listing garlic varieties when we know they are all healthy and well cured and that will be around mid-August.

It’s mid-July and we are still waiting for two hot sunny days in a row here on the west coast of BC. Despite the cool weather and partly because we’ve had so much rain, most of our crops are looking very robust. We might have the best seed harvests ever if normal summer days arrive.

I’m happy that so many customers are still ordering our medicinal and culinary herbs. Almost all of these are perennials and by starting them in July or August, they will have a great head start next spring.

The next few months are also a good time to resow greens such as lettuces and kales, especially if you have a shady garden area that doesn’t get very hot.

We are very grateful to be spending most of our days hanging out with plants and not worrying about catching any diseases from them! We do go to the post office once a day, so orders are always mailed within 24 hours.

Wishing you a healthy, happy summer, rich with beauty and abundance.
Dan Jason

Notes

Foreign and US Orders. Sorry, we are not shipping to destinations other than in Canada for now.

Number of Seeds in a Packet.  Click on any of the crops on the left side menu and you'll find the number of seeds in a packet at the bottom of the page. We never get complaints about not enough seeds!

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.

Shipping Charges. We expedite most orders in a padded envelope for a $10 shipping fee but if your order is for $16 or less, we wrap your seeds in a standard letter with a $2 shipping charge.

Questions? I usually answer emails and phone calls the day I receive them. dan@saltspringseeds.com  1-250-537-5269

Printed Catalogue. We didn't print a full description catalog for 2020 because almost all our customers now order through saltspringseeds.com. We'd be happy to email you a complete variety list (without the descriptions which you can read online) with an order form if you email dan@saltspringseeds.com

Testimonials

Placed my first order with these guys on a Thursday and the order was shipped the following day. My package arrived in a very timely manner the following Monday. Very fast service and excellent seed quantity in the packets. Can’t wait to grow the 1000 year old tobacco, a wonderful and rare addition to the medics garden. Hiy hiy.

Eternal Smile

Amazing Seeds! I've ordered seeds just a couple of times and both times the seeds & then the plants have outperformed /grown any other seeds I've ever purchased. And the pictured zucchinis weren't even the biggest! I started to pawn them off to strangers on the sidewalk, relatives, co-workers, neighbors... really anyone who made eye contact with me! I started a package of roma variety tomatoes one year, out of 45 seeds, 43 plants grew! So many tomatoes!

Iona Parsons

DAN IS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE....AND VERY ACCOMODATING....LOVE HIS SEEDS

Betty Hamm

I've been buying from Salt Spring Seeds for over 10 years now. I have always received good products at fair prices -- with prompt, careful delivery. They feature old favorites and exciting new varieties. Of course, some work out, some don't. (You have to take a few chances to discover what grows best where you live.) It means a lot to me to support "clean" bio-diversity on a global and personal level. I'm just a small back yard gardener. But my family eats better by patronizing progressive small businesses that find & share amazing varieties of nutritious, delicious food. It's a big win-win, in my book. Thanks Dan, please keep it up!

Loosely Luddite

Great service to Van Isle and, in my case now, Gabriola. Dan has been at it ever since 60's. The seeds are fabulous and this coming from a seedsman. Goodly amounts unlike some trendy seedcos. In short, these guys just can be beat.

Grahame Ware