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Before placing an order we recommend securing your seed. You should determine how many total plants you will need to fill your space. Then you need to account for the seeds that will not recover as viable plants using the listed germination rate. We also encourage our growers to prepare for 2%-4% loss during production and planting. This is the best way to make sure you have all the plants you need!
Complete our order form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. It can also be printed and mailed to our office at:
The best plants are grown from strong healthy seeds. Many things can impact quality and vigor of seed; including, maturity of seed at harvest, age, storage temperature, and temperature at transportation (so don’t leave them in your car on a hot day!). Seeds that are sold in small retail packages online or at your local farm store are often of lower quality than if you purchase directly from a seed distributor.
We ask our growers to purchase and provide their own seed. Sourcing high quality seed is an important part of what makes a transplant successful. We caution the use of hand collected seed, and seed that does not come with the appropriate information guaranteeing purity, germination rate, and quantity. If you need help finding seed, we are happy to recommend the following experts:
Recommended Seed Companies
We work with many seed companies, and find that they have the best knowledge about current and up and coming genetics. Here are some of our top recommendations for seed sourcing.
We are unable to guarantee germination rates. Hand collected, seed with no germination rate listed, and seed that is over 2 years old can be especially challenging. Please provide additional seed to make up for the number lost in germination, and prepare for extra plant material if we exceed our expectations.
Part of maintaining our organic certification is ensuring that our customers meet the requirements to qualify for certified organic plants. A certified organic farm is required to use organically grown seeds and planting stock if the variety — or its equivalent — is available.
Before we can process your order, we must have received an order in writing, requesting organic. In addition, the seed must be visibly labeled as:
- Certified Organic
If certified organic seed is unavailable, then you must submit a Seed Search Affidavit along with the non-organic seed that is untreated and non-GMO.
Organic Questions Answered
What if I do not need my plants to be certified organic, but I still want my plants grown organically?
In order for us to maintain Organic Certification, we must treat and hold all material produced in our organic greenhouses to the same standard. It is the customers burden to prove their order upholds the integrity of the organic program.
What if I can’t find certified organic seed?
You are permitted to use non-organic, untreated (e.g., no application of a prohibited substance such as a fungicide) seed to produce an organic crop, so long as you document your attempt to search for organic seed.
If you are truly unable to find the variety or an sound organic equivalent, then you may complete the steps necessary to qualify for an exemption. Many factors can rule something out as “equivalent.” For example; required growing habits, disease and insect resistance, days to maturity.
Where can I look for Certified Organic Seed?
If you are looking to buy in high volumes, consider consulting a Seed Sales Representative that will be familiar with each crop and variety. If you do not already have one, we are happy to make a recommendation.