Dear Gardening Friends,
With a new year, a new government, and new priorities …… with a push for greener energy, greener technologies, greener lifestyles, we predict even more emphasis on growing your own food. “Buy Locally Owned”, “Shop the Neighbourhood”, what could be closer than your own backyard.
Since 1992, Terra Edibles has been providing home gardeners with organically grown seeds for the ages. Heirloom seeds have the advantage over hybrids because you can save some seed from your favourite crops and use them again year after year as has been done for generations. From pots on the balcony gardening to tomato plants tucked amongst the rose bushes to acres of gardens, this is green living at its best: grow your own food, save your own seeds, share the food and the seed and keep the cycle going. It is good taste, it is good value and it makes good sense.
New for this year are a few items we have been asked for: Florence Fennel, a long red beet and a new (for us) large striped tomato. And we have added an eye mask under the Lavender heading: sure to soothe those with tired eyes or migraines.
Due to challenging conditions this past summer, there were a few crop shortages (or failures) with some of the bean crops. Therefore we will run out of some varieties sooner than usual (it will disappear from the listing if we run out).
Terra Edibles offers over 100 varieties of heirloom tomato seeds as well as beans, other popular vegetables and herbs. All are organically-grown and many varieties have been grown out by certified organic growers indicated with a ‘CO’. Each seed packet is only $3.00 (plus taxes).
Check our website (www.terraedibles.ca) for a complete listing of all we offer including seeds, candles, teas, essential oils and lavender gifts. Each product includes a photo, description and shopping cart button for easy online ordering.
Our seeds are available in packets designed for the home gardener. Tomato and pepper packets contain 50100 seeds; bean and pea packets: 3050; most herbs: 100+. The number of seeds per packet may vary due to size, type and availability.
If you are in the Quinte/Belleville area, visit the Village Green store and greenhouse in Foxboro where we maintain a fine selection of locally-made and natural products (e.g. soaps, candles, food items). In the spring, we offer thousands of tomato and herb seedlings for sale. (Sorry, we do not ship seedlings.)
The store is open year-round Tuesdays to Saturdays, 95. If you cannot make it to Foxboro, join us at one of the ‘Seedy Saturday/Sunday’ events (Toronto, Ottawa, Perth, Peterborough, Kingston, Picton www.seeds.ca has a complete list of Canadian seedy shows). Or join us at the Peterborough Garden Show on April 810, 2016. For more information, call 613-961-0654.
Happy gardening and good health to you and yours in 2016,
Karyn Wright, Don McKay .... and the kids and cats.
NOTE: ORDERS OVER $60 (BEFORE TAX AND SHIPPING) RECEIVE A FREE TOMATO BULLETIN.
Since 1992 Terra Edibles has offered open-pollinated heirloom seeds that have been produced organically.