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A common question early each each spring is "Where should I purchase my vegetable seeds from"? Today I will share some of the most popular and some of the less popular but equally as good places to buy vegetable seeds from in Canada (specifically western Canada), broken down by province, as well as top 3 favourite places to purchase seeds from!
I conducted a survey with my Facebook group and and top 3 favourite companies to buy seeds from in Canada were:
# 1 West Cost Seeds - https://www.westcoastseeds.com/
# 2 Vesey Seeds - https://www.veseys.com/
# 3 Heritage Harvest Seeds - https://www.heritageharvestseed.com/
Browsing through catalogs, ordering seeds and planning for our gardens each year is such a fun part of gardening! Most of these companies carry both GMO and non-GMO heirloom seed varieties with some of the seed companies carrying heirloom varieties only. A few of these companies offer mail out catalogs! I am one of those people who love a physical catalog I can read through again and again, circling, highlighting and making notes as I go.
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Here is a list that is by no means exhaustive of Canadian seed companies. If I am not familiar with the company and have not used their seeds I have not included notes specific to that company.
British Columbia Seed Companies
Pacific Northwest Seeds - http://www.pnwseeds.ca/
Located in Vernon B.C. Pacific Northwest Seeds can not be purchased online but are a brand I often look out for in stores.
West Coast Seeds - https://www.westcoastseeds.com/
West Coast Seeds offers a wide variety of seeds with a selection of heirloom seeds. They also mail out catalogs. I have used their seeds for years and love them!
Wildwood Express - https://wildwood.express/collections/seeds
Not just a seed company, but a benefit of ordering seeds from Wildwood Express is that they sell many seed brands including Aimers Organic, Burpee, Cornucopia, Mr. Fothergill's, Good Earth Farms, McKenzie Seeds, Renee's Garden and West Coast Seeds. I have ordered from them and had a good experience.
Alberta Seed Companies
A'Bundah Seeds - www.abunadhseeds.com
A small seed company carrying short season, open-pollinated heirloom seeds.
Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes - https://www.seedpotatoes.ca/
This is where I ended up ordering my seed potatoes from this year. It will be my first year trying them!
Casey's Heirloom Tomatoes - http://www.caseysheirloomtomatoes.ca/
A great place to find heirloom tomatoes good for the zone 3 gardening climate!
Heirloom Seed Vault - http://www.heirloomseedvault.com/
Wildrose Heritage Seeds - https://www.wildroseheritageseed.com/
Located in Lethbridge, Alberta. I have ordered from and enjoyed Wildrose Heritage Seeds. They do not carry quite the selection of larger companies but have some great varieties for the zone 3 gardener. I love being able to support a local seed company!
Saskatchewan Seed Companies
Prairie Garden Seeds - http://www.prairieoriginals.com/
Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company -
Early's Farm and Garden Center - https://www.earlysgarden.com/
Manitoba Seed Companies
Heritage Harvest Seeds - https://www.heritageharvestseed.com/
Heritage Harvest seeds are all open pollinated, non-hybrid and non-GMO. I have purchased and grown their seeds the last few years and have been pleased with the quality. Heritage Harvest Seeds currently does not ship outside Canada.
McKenzie Seeds - https://mckenzieseeds.com/
McKenzie Seeds are one of the most common varieties of seeds you will likely find in stores. They carry a large selection of many varieties of seeds.
T&T Seeds - www.ttseeds.com
T&T Seeds not only sells seeds but also a large selection of trees, shrubs and vines that they will ship.
Ontario Seed Companies
OSC Seeds - https://www.oscseeds.com/
Stokes Seeds - https://www.stokeseeds.com/
William Dam Seeds - www.damseeds.com
William Dam offers a free mail catalogue!
Zappa Seeds - https://www.zappaseeds.com/?refs=264
Zappa seeds are all non-GMO. I have tried their seeds and loved them! Germination was great and I was very pleased with how well the plants grew. I am an associate with Zappa and earn a commission from seeds purchased through this link.
Nova Scotia Seed Companies
Halifax Seeds - https://www.halifaxseed.ca/
Prince Edward Island Seed Companies
Veseys Seeds - https://www.veseys.com/
Veseys Seeds offers a wide selection of vegetable and flower seeds as well as gardening supplies. They also offer a free mail catalogue!
As stated above, this list of Canadian seed companies is by no means exhaustive. If you have ideas of companies that you feel should be included please comment and I will try to get them added!
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