All seeds are grown and harvested in two separate garden plots located north of the village of Naramata. All varieties offered are open-pollinated and naturally grown using traditional chemical-free farming practices.
AMOUNT OF SEEDS PER PACK : seed packs should contain enough seeds for a small garden. In most cases there will be enough to plant a twenty foot row.
Tomatoes, peppers, etc. - 30 seeds per pack
Squash, melons, cucumbers - 20 seeds per pack
Corn, peas, beans - 60 seeds per pack
Most other things - at least a few hundred seeds
Bulk seeds - in most cases these are approximately 10 times the size of a regular sized pack.
IF ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT : the website will automatically say it's sold out. In some cases it may only be because we have run out of filled packs of seeds, but we may be able to fill more of that variety if time allows. If an item you want is sold check back later and it might be back in stock.
GUARANTEE : All seeds are germination tested. In a few select cases the germination is a little bit low, but there are twice as many seeds in those packs to compensate for any losses. Seeds are guaranteed for the calendar year in which they are sold. Naramata Seed Company accepts no responsibility for any losses due to environmental or cultural conditions and accepts no liability for any value other than the cost of the seeds. If they don't germinate for you or there is a labelling mix-up let us know and we will sort it out for you.
The Safe Seed Pledge
"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms poses great biological risks as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."