The hidden pleasures of seed - bucketfuls of glory at harvest time!

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Well, it's that time of the year again. We've moved from the fields to the office, and we're busy doing germination tests of the current crop of seeds, busy printing labels and getting seeds into packets, busy updating websites, and busy blogging and talking about all the great seeds we have to share with you in 2015.

And do we ever! We've got lots of our standards - varieties you've loved and we've loved for years now because they look great, taste great and perform great. They are the backbone of our seed offerings each year. But we also have lots of new varieties, grown by ourselves and the awesome organic farmers who also supply our seed company. That's one of the pleasures of seed. There is such a wealth of choice in our agricultural biodiversity; and farmers' can't stop themselves from wanting to explore it and figure out what is truly outstanding. And once we figure that kind of thing out, it's only natural, we want to save seed of it and share it with you. Why? So your gardens and farm fields can be filled with some of the most interesting varieties, unique flavours, shapes and colours, and best performing crops you can grow.

Check back with us over the next few weeks as we update our website with the new seed listings for 2015. It's kind of like an online advent calendar for seed geeks. We promise to highlight both some of the veggies we're offering this year, and the farmers who grew the seed.

For now, back to the seed packaging...