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What kind of seeds do you offer?

All seed guaranteed pure. As often as possible, the seed we sell is grown on our property. When it is not grown on our property, it comes from trusted growers.

All seed we sell are chemical-free, open pollinated heirlooms (NEVER hybrid, NEVER genetically modified seeds!). We defined heirloom seeds as open-pollinated

I only offer vegetable varieties that I have trialed and tested. If I don't love the vegetable, we don't sell it. MOST seed varieites don't make the cut. For example, in 2023 I trialed 50 rare heirloom varieties of beans. Out of those 20, I will be selling the top three only. 

What are heirloom seeds? They are any pure, true, non-hybrid, non-genetically modified (non-GMO) seeds that can be used to create new seeds. Only heirloom seeds create true seeds. Hybrid and genetically. modified seeds are F1 genetics that are unstable and cannot be used to create true seed on farms or in the backyard garden. For more information, see Caleb Warnock’s book, “Seed Saving: A Beginner’s Guide to Heirloom Gardening.” More than 100 years ago, Jesse Raymond “Hep” Hepler is believed to be the first person to ever apply the word “heirloom” to vegetables. He was looking to make their value clear in a world that was quickly abandoning heirloom seeds in favor of new hybrids. He became interested in seeds that could be saved for generations after finding many varieties of rhubarb he needed for his master’s thesis in 1922 had become extinct since 1903. “Most of these have disappeared from the market,” Hep wrote in his 1922 thesis. Hepler and his young son, Billy, started a seed company in 1947, and it got a lot of national press attention for proclaiming Billy to be “America’s Youngest Seed Grower.” “He felt these plant varieties were as valuable as pieces of furniture, jewelry and trinkets that were handed down through generations,” his son, Billy, wrote in a history for Seed Savers Exchange in 1997. “As far as I can tell he started using the term heirloom varieties with respect to the beans in the late 30's because these varieties were indeed family treasures. He then used the term for all varieties that had been maintained by families through generations.” Caleb Warnock is working on a book that will include more information about Hepler and his pioneering work. 

Will these seeds grow in north Canada? Alaska?

The seeds marked as winter varieties are your best bet for short season growing, and are proven to thrive in cold frames and hot beds to extend the season with no artificial heat or electricity. (For winter gardening directions, see my book, Backyard Winter Gardening. My growing season is 92 days and we live at 5,000 feet. Test them in your garden and let us know! We are particularly interested in seeing your photos of your cold frame gardens, hot bed gardens, and winter gardens. Please share your photos with our customers by emailing them to me at [email protected]!

Will these seeds grow in Florida? The Midwest? East Coast? West Coast?

Yes! Over the past several years we have sold seeds to customers in all 50 states and all over Canada, and we have heard positive results! Try them out and let us know your results!

Do you accept checks?

To pay by check, please email Caleb at [email protected].

What is your refund or exchange policy?

All sales are final.


We warrant the seeds as labeled on this website. Our liability on this warranty is limited in amount to the purchase price of the seeds. We make no other or further warranty. No liability shall be hereunder shall be enforceable unless the buyer or user reports to the seller within a reasonable period (not to exceed 30 days) after discovery of any condition that might lead to a complaint. The company disclaims any and all liability of any kind or nature whatsoever, direct, contingent, or otherwise, from infestation of this seed an dwether the same be infested with fungal, bacterial, viral, or any other diseases or infestations, known or unknown, adn whether the same be seedborne, seed carried, subject to treatment or not subject to treatment. 

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