Understanding the Heirloom Seed Catalog Icons
"Quantity in Stock": How many times have you ordered heirloom seeds only to find out when you finally get your seed there is a refund taped to your invoice from the seed company? Now you don't have the vegetable seed you wanted and it may be too late in the season to get more! We are gardeners and we understand this frustration. You never have to worry about in our heirloom seed catalog. Always look above the price to see how many items are in stock. If we are sold out of that seed, the system will tell you we are sold out so that you don't ever have to go without your favorite heirloom seeds again!
( __days) Days to Harvest: Before every description of our heirloom seeds you will see an approximation of days to harvest. This serves as a guide to understanding when this variety may bear fruit or is ready to harvest. This is only an approximation as many things play a factor like the temperature for example.
Package Size: Almost everything we sell has multiple size packets. Please hit the arrow on the drop down menu to choose the size seed packet you desire. Remember, .99 sample packages are fantastic for a variety on a budget, but do not contain a great deal of seed.
Sustainably Grown Seed: Is our seed "organic", is it "biodyanmic" or...______ fill in the blank. There seems to be many ways for vegetable seed companies to market themselves. Yes, we sell "biodynamiclly" grown heirloom seeds, we sell organic seed, but we believe there is something even more important and that is growing in a sustainable way. You might ask what is sustainable? Well in our business it means asking the following questions. Is the seed grower choosing to farm with manures and herbal insecticides or his he farming with petroleum byproducts in the form of fertilizer and pesticides? Is the farmer a good steward of the land protecting wildlife from harmful farming practices? How do they treat their employees? What does she do to reduce her carbon footprint on her organic farm and business? How is he meeting his needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs? You see to us at Sustainable Seed Company there many more things to ask when buying our seeds from local organic farmers. If you see the shovel icon you can rest assured that we feel these heirloom seed growers meet our idea of sustainable practices.
Seed Package Size:
This icon represents the weight of the vegetable seed package. Many
times we will give an estimation of seeds per unit of measure. This is
just estimation as vegetable seed size may vary from variety to
variety. If heirloom seeds are large or in short supply we may give an
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I was very happy with my first order from your company!!! Now, others in my family also need the seeds. Thank you so muchTanisha
The pkg w/my order arrived. Thanks so much... I WILL be visiting your site again and again !Donna
I ordered a variety of vegetable seeds last spring. I have to tell you that the germination rate was better than any other heirloom seeds I have had before, and the plants thrived! In this climate zone 4 in Minnesota, the weather can do just about...Diane
"We love your seed company! Thanks for providing the best seed!"Florida Urban Gardener
Thanks. The marigold seeds i brought from you last year did very well and there is another fact I wanted to share with you, which is that the Kamut wheat did very well in my poorish soil that i did not fertilize for it!Rose
The seeds arrived in Damascus Maryland this morning! Thanks so much for your prompt service and for helping my friend from Dakar Senegal receive them in time to return home on Friday. I am so happy to know of your company!John
Thank you so much for your prompt service. I love what you're doing and hope to become a regular customer!Mary ann
Congratulations on your recent organic certification! ! ! A feat well done. I do have a few photos from veggies I grew from your seeds I'll get to you. My digital camera link to computer made its way to my daughters house by accident. Once it's...Tina
Just wanted to let you know I received my seeds, and I want to thank you on how quick my order was picked and shipped to me. I had order some seeds from another seed company in Missouri about a month ago still no seeds and no response from several...Arnold
Thanks for what you do! Just made my first order with you!Tracy