All of the seed we offer is grown and
produced here on our farm with the exception of a few varieties that are
grown for us by other heirloom growers.
Our seeds are rare, and
hand produced by our family for your garden. They might
be a little higher than
the mass produced varieties you can find elsewhere, but I still donít
make minimum wage raising these for you. It is a labor of love.
We work hard at researching and locating rarer open-pollinated
and heirloom varieties of usable and historical merit. Our goal is to
provide you with the best possible quality of open-pollinated and
Our seeds meet or exceed industry and regulatory standards and we are
licensed by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture as a retail seed
dealer. We perform regular germination test on all our seed to insure
they meet regulatory standards and our own high standards.
With todayís conventional
agriculture, most seed are treated with fungicides, insecticides or
other chemicals to enhance germination in colder, harsher growing
conditions. Our seed have not been treated with any chemicals, so
caution should be observed in planting too early. We suggest
that you contact your local
agricultural extension office to obtain recommended planting dates for
specific plants in your growing area.
Hybrids and GMO
(Genetically Modified Organisms)
We pledge that we do not
and produce or offer for sale, any plants or seeds that have been
genetically modified through laboratory practices. We offer only
standard, open-pollinated, non-hybrid seed varieties.
We are a proud signer of
The Save Seed Pledge
Our seed packaging is simple, practical
and straight foreword, we use a standard paper seed envelope with an
inner 2 mil reclosable polyethylene bag. Plastics can still breath and
they make a better barrier from the elements than plain paper and also
aids in keeping seed viable if you need to store for later use. On our
larger size seed packaging we use 4-6 mil polyethylene bags that are
sealed at the time of filling, this gives the same benefit as the
reclosable polyethylene bags in protecting the seed but these are not
reclosable. We do not prepackage our seed, your seeds are packaged at
the time you order them.
Our seed is not
organic certified and we have no plans for the near future of becoming
a certified organic
operation due to the high cost of doing so. Although we believe highly
in the principles of organic and sustainable agriculture and use organic
practices on our farm, we still employ on occasion, conventional farming
practices such as using small amounts of commercial fertilizer on
specific crops as well as the use of insecticides if insect pressure
becomes too severe for
control by organic methods.
though we are not certified organic many of the varieties that we offer
are not available anywhere else. Certified growers can therefore use our
seed as outlined in the standards.