Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ordering Seed Catalogues

It's that time of year!  I have a lot of plans for my new gardens in the spring so I spent a bit of time ordering seed catalogues today.  This was triggered by receiving my shipment of potted herbs from Richters (Goodwood, ON) and the first snow flurry of the season.  I focused on those seed companies located in Ontario, Canada offering seeds and/or plants.  It is very important for me that any edible plants were grown organically, free of synthetic chemicals and pesticides.  We live in beautiful Ontario so when I order from an Ontario based seed company or grower, I am supporting our local economy.  The nice thing is when I order live plants they arrive within a day or two resulting in a lot less stress for them.  Here's a few seed companies and growers I recommend:

  • Ritchters (Goodwood, ON) - superb quality and pesticide free medicinal, culinary and aromatic herbs
  • OSC Seeds (Waterloo, ON) - high quality herb, vegetable, flower and tree seeds
  • Stokes (Thorold, ON) - high quality seed and plants for all gardening needs including heirloom varieties
  • Dominion Seed House (Georgetown, ON) - high quality seeds, plants and bulbs by mail order
  • AgroHaiti (Lynden, ON) - specializing in Oriental vegetable seeds [online catalogue only]
  • Florabunda Seeds (Indian River, ON) - specializing in heirloom varieties for cottage gardens
  • Terra Edibles (Foxboro, ON) - organically grown heirloom seeds

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome