All of our seed are Old Fashioned & Heirloom - Open Pollinated Seed. No GMO and are untreated.
Heirloom & Old Fashioned seed are seeds that have been passed on from generation to generation over the ages. They are pollinated by the insects in your garden, by wind and some self pollinate.
They are our original true seed that when grown and go to seed remain true to variety.
These seed are very important for food safety and food security.
WHAT IS GMO? A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMOs are also known as “transgenic” organisms.
This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are one and the same.
The term “genetic modification” is used both commonly and legally to refer to the use of recombinant DNA techniques, in ways that are not possible or desirable in nature, to transfer genetic material between organisms. This concept of genetic modification brings about alterations in genetic makeup and in the properties of the organism developed. This technique using genetic engineering is highly mutagenic and leads to unpredictable changes in the DNA and the proteins produced by the GMO that can lead to toxic or allergic reactions.
Traditional genetics used selective breeding, tissue cultures, hybridization and other methods that assists nature but does not circumvent natural laws.
The methods used to transfer the genes of modified DNA of a genetically modified plant are imprecise and unpredictable. These unintended changes are possible differences in the food’s nutritional values, toxic and allergic effects, lower crop yields and unforeseen harm to the environment that cannot be recalled.
Our Ethical Business Policy
The following items have failed to meet our quality standards and are now being recalled.
Seed Packet Recall
Best before 2018-2019 The following seed presented with low viability rate of 0%-50% germination with best before date of 2018-2019
Please notify us if any seed purchased and used before best before date does not produce plants, we test our seed on a regular basis to ensure a good germination.
* Online store customers will be refunded automatically if items fail our quality standards. Please contact us if you have recently purchased any of the above items and have not yet received your refund or store credit.
Poor results have been advised for the following seed and are now being tested:
Our Eco Plastic Policy
Garden pots & trays are made from plastics that are not currently being recycled into new products.
We believe that when we have to buy plastic of any type including pots from a manufacturer they should be used more than once.
So we ask you to return any pots that are in good condition and are not damaged that you are not using.
How to Return undamaged pots & labels
Please clean pots of all soil before returning as we live in a Die Back Fee Zone. (please don't use any chemicals). Please return pots clean & free from soil in a clean bag - the bag will also be reused & recycled. Drop clean pot off at any of our stand locations.
Thank you for taking time to recycle.