Heirloom Flower Seeds
All of our seeds are open-pollinated and non-GMO. They are packaged in 2.5 x 3" ziplock bags with sowing instructions. Small seeds are packaged in glassine envelopes to prevent static cling. This packaging protects seeds from humidity, and it costs less than printed packets, so you pay less. See the seeds policy and shipping page.
Why should you grow heirloom flower seeds?
Over many years of gardening, I have become convinced that growing open-pollinated or heirloom seeds is the way to go. Here are six reasons why:
1. Open-pollinated flowers have more vigor than most hybrids. In general, they are taller and more floriferous than their hybrid counterparts, many of which have been bred to be so compact that there's not much left! Many heirloom flowers are great for cutting, thanks to their taller stems. As an added bonus, fragrant heirloom flowers like sweet peas are often more strongly scented than their modern counterparts. 2. Heirloom flowers reseed true to type, unlike hybrids, which don't come true from seeds that you save yourself. Why spend money buying new hybrid seeds every year when your home-grown plants can produce seeds for you? Some heirloom perennials even bloom the first year from seed. 3. Heirloom flowers and vegetables are the popular varieties beloved by generations of gardeners. They have been tried and proven over time. They are still around because they were admired by gardeners who saved seeds for future generations. 4. Many heirloom flowers produce pollen and nectar for hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. Growing heirloom flowers helps to save these species, many of which are endangered in our modern world.
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