Seeds are our shared culture, which means seeds carry stories. A seed, is where the majority of our food begins, without seeds we would have very little to eat. You can be a steward of different varieties of plants by saving and sharing seeds as well as the stories that go with them. The rich biodiversity in our food systems is being lost to mono cropping and highly mechanized/industrialized agriculture but we can change that by all becoming seed savers!
They are easy to grow and incredibly nutritious! Seed them in the spring in full sun as soon as the ground is soft enough to work. They don’t mind the cool spring and they are quite vigorous growers. Harvest and eat the pods when quite small or the fresh seeds (cooked or raw, peeled or not) when full size, or even wait until the pods dry on the plants (they turn black) and keep the dry beans for cooking. The skins contain most of the strong fava flavour, so if you like that flavour, leave the skins on, if it is too strong for you, remove the skins. The diversity in our collection is amazing, pick your pod length, seed size, seed colour, and more. Do something different this year, try favas!
The amazing thing about growing plants is the diversity out there. There is no such thing as “normal” beans, or “normal” tomatoes! Scratch the word normal from your vocabulary. Each variety has it’s own character, just like people! There is resilience and stability in diversity. Tomatoes ranging in colour, shape, size, taste, texture, growth habit, you choose. Diversity keeps things fun, fascinating and exciting!
Check out some of the many items in our seed collection here!
2017 Letter from the Garden Finally, we have managed to update! Find below our yearly gardening update. Wishing you all the best this growing season! Dear Fellow-Gardeners, We are even later than usual in getting our catalogue out this year. There are so many changes going on for us and it is hard to figure out …
Hello fellow gardeners, seed savers, curious folks and people who accidentally happened upon this site in one way or another! Welcome to our newly designed, finally up and running, Prairie Garden Seeds website! We hope this new site will get people excited about gardening, growing food, seed saving, preserving the rich biodiversity we have when …
Find below our yearly gardening update on our previous growing season. All the best to you this growing season! Dear Fellow-Gardeners, Cool wet springs seem to be the rule here now. In 2013 summer didn’t begin until August but then we had nearly 3 months of it. The pea seed crop was quite good but we …