Winter is well upon us here on the prairie and while I lament the passing of summer and ability to work outdoors, I know that a thousand tasks lay ahead and spring will be here before I’ve had time to accomplish everything that I’ve meticulously added to my “to do” list. It might be easier if the list wasn’t an ever evolving thing but I know from experience that I’ll no sooner finish one item than six new tasks take it’s place.
One of my shortcomings is the need to research everything to exhaustion. I suppose this is an attribute that served me well as a scientist but does not always make for the most productive day- depending on your definition of ‘productive’. Right now, I’m interested in measurable goals and let’s just say I’m falling short. I’ve decided, completely against my nature, to ask for assistance. Your assistance.
Of the many tasks ahead of me is to order seeds for our garden next year. I started building the gardens this year and have big plans for next spring. Okay, not so much ‘plans’ as ideas. Landscape design is on my list of things to do. So I need to find a company that sells heirloom seeds.
I’ve come across a site that features many Canadian companies that sell heirloom seeds. Too many companies. I find myself pouring over site after site, unable to make a decision. It’s quite possible that one’s as good as the next but I have trouble believing that and as seed purchases can be expensive (and by ‘expensive’, I mean in terms of financial investment but also cost in time and effort over the growing season) I’d like to feel comfortable with my choice. I hope to do a lot more seed saving next year than I was able to this last season.
Have any of you purchased heirloom seeds and, if so, what (Canadian) company would you recommend? Also, do you have a favourite book on seed saving?