Seeds for sale *certified organic!*

Tucker House began its first seed garden in the spring of 2015. This was a trial garden based on passionate volunteer work. The garden, though small, was most successful, yielding 25000 seeds, including a “rescued” heritage variety of bean saved by local gardeners for generations. We follow seed saving guidelines and good practices learned through several trainings (with help from Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security). We harvest seeds from heirloom and open-pollinated vegetables, fruits and flowers.  Our garden is certified organic by Ecocert Canada. We are proud to be part of a growing community of gardeners who preserve the past for a greener future.

We want to share our gardening passion with you by offering our heritage varieties for sale. 100% of proceeds will go towards local environemntal education!

 

$3.50/ package

Contact Nathalie at community@maisontuckerhouse.ca to order seeds

(shipping charges may apply)

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  • Beans 
    • Mille Gousse yellow bean (50 seeds)
      This bush string bean variety had been grown in Rockland for years in the garden of Ms Vinette before being given to us to maintain the variety. Directly sow seed in the spring after alldanger of frost and plant in succession for continual harvest.(50 days to maturity)  ***Sorry out of stock***
  • Jerusalem artichoke (300 g)
    • This wonderful vegetable is not an artichoke and does not come from Jerusalem.  Also called Sunchoke, this perenial from the sunflower family is well suited for nordic climate. The tubers look like ginger and can be eaten like potatoes. It contains inulin, a type of prebiotic and has a medium glycemic index, yeah!
  • Onions
    • Egyptian Walking onion (15 bulbs) This onion is quite small but full of flavours. The bulb divides during the season as well as making bulbs at the to of the leaves. As this is a perenial, your garden is likely to be filled with onions in a few years. Benefit from its insect repellent trait and small size to plant it among other vegetables! ***coming in the spring***
  • Peas

    • Sugar Snap peas (50 seeds) Pisum macrocarpon Wonderfully sweet and crunchy, Sugar Snap is a snap pea which means you can eat the juicy and plump pods too. Harvest is continuous for a few weeks. Requires support as height is 5 to 6 feet. Sow directly in the ground 4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost. (Maturity 65 days)
  • Peppers
    • Lipstick  sweet pepper (25 seeds):
      Certainly one of the best peppers to grow in our region. The fruits turning to glossy red, are sweet and juicy. Need to be planted indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost.
  • Tomatoes
    • Big Orange tomato (25 seeds):
      Indeterminate. Orange from the inside-out with a taste of sunshine! One of the best tomatoes I have ever tasted. The type is beefsteak and the sweet fruit can grow over 1lb! Need to plant indoors 6 weeks before last frost.
    • Pêche Jaune tomato (25 seeds) Indeterminate. One of the best tomatoes I have ever tried. Sweet small tomato (bigger than saladette) with creamy texture and delightful slightly fuzzy skin. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost.
    • 42-days tomato (25 seeds) Determinate. As the name implies, one of the earliest tomatoes to rippen in the garden (actually 45-50 days from transplant). Produce abundantly. Fruits are small and tasty. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost for early harvest.
  • Fruits
    • Aunt Molly ground cherry (50 seeds)
      An easy fruit to  grow in the garden. The large bush can become 1m wide and provides plenty of fruits. The fruits, 2 cm in diameter, are encased in a papery husk that turns brown once ripe. The fruit has a unique taste that children love!  You need to plant the seed indoor to have an optimum harvest.(70 days)
  • Flowers
    • Morning Glory flower (25 seeds) Beautiful blue-purple climbing flower with lovely heart-shape leaves. Sow seeds in spring once danger of frost has passed.
    • Giant Striped sunflower (25 seeds) Giant to say the least. The seeds are the snacking type and delicious. Birds and squirrels love them too! Start indoors 4 weeks before last frost.

 

 

Lipstick-sweet pepper

Big Orange tomato 2015 picture