Do you have any GMO seed?
No, we stay clear of GMO's. Nobody needs mutant plants!
What is the difference between an annual, biennial and a perennial?
Annual - A plant that lives for only a year. Some annuals will re-seed, such as cosmos.
Biennial - A plant which dies in its second year after germination. It may flower in both the first and second years, or in the second year only.
Perennial - A plant that will live for several years.
What is the Scoville rating?
A unit of heat is called a Scoville. This rating of pepper heat can be mild (300-600) or blistering (200,000-350,000). The number of Scoville heat units indicates the amount of capsaicin present.
What is dead-heading?
The removal of spent flowers so that the plant continues to bloom, rather than set seed. Many plants are stimulated to blossom longer when their old flowers and forming seed- pods are removed. You can deadhead by pinching off the blossoms with your fingers, or snip them off with scissors.
How should I protect my perennials through the winter?
Applying a protective mulch to keep the ground uniformly frozen is a good idea. Do not apply winter mulch before the ground is frozen, for this may insulate the plants enough to stimulate growth and serve as a home to mice and other rodents. When the ground is thoroughly frozen to a depth of two inches, apply a layer of light, loose materials, such as evergreen boughs, salt hay or dry leaves. Use a material that permits good air circulation to discourage rot. A deep snow is also an excellent insulator. You can pile it on your beds to keep the soil frozen and plants protected.
If my seed are left in my mailbox, garage, front door, etc. will freezing temperatures harm the seed?
The quick answer is no, your seeds will be safe even during the coldest winter. Most seed would have to be at least 50% moisture content in order to be harmed by low temperatures. Our seeds are very dry, between 10 - 15% moisture content.
When can I order?
We are open all year all year round, you can order at anytime.
How should leftover seed be stored?
Keep seeds dry, in a cool and dark location. Heat, humidity & sunlight will damage seed quality.