Saving our own seeds is a way to grow our on-farm resilience and embrace the whole life cycle of the plant. Varieties are adapted to our conditions, organic techniques, plus it’s great for pollinators!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. Select varieties are available for sale at The Seed Company, 9 Buchanan Street in St. John’s.
Seed to Spoon also supports several projects to improve local seed, click to find out more
Seeds for Sale
Vegetables and Grains
Ground Cherry – Aunt Molly
Beautiful foliage, grown for the fruit inside a papery husk which falls to the ground when ripe. Also known as Cape gooseberry, this uniquely flavoured plant is related to tomatillos and tomatoes. Start early indoors and transplant after all danger of frost
Kale – Red Ursa
Also available in bulk quantity as a microgreen or sprouting seed!
Pumpkin – Winter Luxury
Start indoors and transplant into rich soil after all danger of frost.
Quinoa – Brightest Brilliant
Stately multi-hued seed heads atop 4-7 foot tall plants. Space widely or thin for large plants.
Direct sow early spring in full sun – this is a long season grain crop (100 days) or enjoy tender young leaves fresh or steamed
Herbs and Flowers
Dill – Bouquet
Marigold – Golden Guardian
Poppy – Ziar Breadseed
Beautiful pink to lavender single petals with dark centres on majestic 3 foot tall stems.
Save your own seed for baking, the pods stay closed for easy harvest!
Sorrel – Red Veined
Showy green leaves with dark red stems and veins make this a unique gourmet green. Young leaves add a tangy flavour to salad and fish dishes.
A hardy perennial once established
Sweet William – Heirloom Mix
Tobacco – Hopi Ceremonial
Tender annual plant, with soft sticky leaves and yellow-white flowers that open in the evening. Used in ritual and ceremony.
St. John’s Seed Library
In partnership with the NL Public Library, farmer Sarah helped found the St. John’s Seed Library at the A.C. Hunter Library. Members can withdraw seeds, find materials to support them in saving seeds in their home garden, and meet other “seedy” folks through public workshops and activities.
For the latest updates, follow the St. John’s Seed Library on facebook !
Farmer-to-farmer Mentorship & Seed Grow-out
A major player of our local seed-security movement is the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, supported in Atlantic Canada through ACORN. At Seed to Spoon, we have participated in a farm-to-farmer mentorship program and contributed seeds to the Dalhousie University Seed Bank. The seed bank aims to make unique, reliable, and climate resilient varieties available in the quantity and quality necessary for farmers in Atlantic Canada.
We hope to continue “scaling up” our production of seeds and sharing the richness with home gardeners and farmers.