Current Seeds for Distribution Now Posted!

Just a quick update to let all you fine folks know the seeds for distribution is now up, and ready to be chosen from by you. I have limited quantities this year due to the move (and lack of proper garden!) so choose early if anything on the list strikes your fancy.

The list can be viewed, as always, here.

Happy new year everybody! Stay tuned for some good site updates in the next few months, and the next upcoming newsletter which is due out in February.

Victoria Seedy Saturday

…. Here I come!

Just a quick post today to say that my whole day will be spent at Seedy Saturday (10-4pm at the Victoria Conference Centre). If you’re in the CRD, be sure to come. There’s of course the seed exchange, a bunch of talks, and a whack of vendors selling seeds and local foods. Seedy Saturday is where I get most of the acquisitions for the seed bank each year, so it’s always something I highly anticipate. Not to mention I’ll be volunteering with a great bunch of people, so it’s sure to be a blast.

In seed bank news: the grow out list is almost complete and will go up either tonight or tomorrow afternoon. Same with the seeds for distribution this year. I know a bunch of you have been asking for both, so stay tuned! I will be sending a newsletter out when that goes live (sign up for the newsletter is at the top of the left-hand column).

Have a good day faithful blog readers – I know I will today.

Spring Has Sprung

Oh, there have been lots of updates around the old site and with the seed bank lately! With spring here on Vancouver Island I’ve been getting my ducks all in a row for the upcoming season, and am very excited with how it’s shaping up already.

Last year with the wrath of La Nina, we were still experiencing snow, and the cold, wet weather pushed through to the end of May. It was a bad season, but this year is shaping up to be much better already (despite threats of another La Nina, which didn’t seem to affect us too much).

The annual seed bank fundraiser is now on!

I want to take a minute to thank everybody who’s already purchased seed through the shop. There are more seeds available, and a great selection of my favourites. The seed bank is almost completely run out of my pocket as a labour of love, so the funds raised from this annual sale go a long way to helping the seed bank out through the year. If you’re looking at purchasing some tomato seeds, take a look at what I have available, which include many rare varieties, several of which aren’t available through any commercial source.

As usual, the seed for distribution page is currently on hiatus until the fundraiser is over (generally around mid to late May).

2012 Grow List is available!

Picking which varieties to grow every year is always one of my favourite things to do, and involves many hours of humming and hawing over which seeds to plant. This year I’m pushing 40 different tomato varietiesagain, and am really excited with some of them! If you’re interested to see what’s in store, go here to take a look at the list. I’ll actually be expanding the garden again this year, so that list is due to increase as I take account of the new space.

Current holdings now available

Click here to view the most updated list of what is in the bank. Getting close to the 200 mark!

2012 Growers

I will be needing growers again (as usual) for the seed bank. There are a lot of varieties that require a big increase in quantity for proper storage. If you are interested, please send me an email via this form with your interest, and I’ll get back to you ASAP. I’m still catching up after some computer issues – if you’ve sent me a message the last four weeks and you haven’t heard back, please send me another one!

Website Maintenance

This is not nearly as interesting, but I know there are some broken images/links around the site and I’m working on getting those all fixed up. I moved servers a few weeks ago and am still playing catch up. Please bear with me!

Until next time!

Happy New Year

Happy new year everybody!

You may have noticed a few strange things occurring here the past few days. I’ve actually been changing servers for this website, and my limited database knowledge provided me with a few hiccups, shall we say. But after much swearing and shaking my fist at the computer, I finally figured it out and was able to get everything up and running.

Thanks for hanging in there, and stay tuned! The list of what will be available for distribution, what varieties will need growers, and what has all been added to the bank these past few months is coming within the next few weeks.

I’ll also be continuing to migrate over some posts from my other garden blog on the growth of some plants over the previous years.

Once again, I hope everybody had a fantastic New Year’s, and it was well spent in the company of good friends, good food, and good drink (if you’re so inclined).

New Posts A-Comin’

In the next few days/weeks you’ll notice an increase of posting. I’m going to be migrating over some posts from what used to be my garden blog over at I’ve decided they just make more sense being over here, as this has become the place where I talk about the plants I grow now.