Saving, Growing & Preserving Only Pure, Natural Seeds
Heirlooms, “The only unaltered, pure, secure food source”
Heirlooms are proven to possess a much higher nutritional value since they maintain their original traits. Heirlooms also maintain their flavor and texture traits. This is why they taste better than commercial, conventionally grown vegetables because those traits remain unaltered. If grown organically, these traits are even further enhanced.
Why Florida Backyard Vegetable Gardener Heirloom Seeds?
I specifically hand pick the seeds we sell for Florida. I acclimate them to our climate, environment and area (higher temperatures & humidity). We start them, we grow them, we collect and save them, all with our own hands. For those we can’t grow and save enough of you can be assured they are from the original source or other local growers that also have the highest standards. I only sell those I have grown, and grew successfully; If I haven’t, I won’t sell it. Heirloom seeds are proven to have more vitamins & minerals than hybrids and conventionally grown vegetables because they are non altered & non modified. Heirloom seeds grow naturally and have their original traits. Needless to say of course, Heirlooms Taste Better! Organic methods also provide them with more nutrients. By adding organic matter and other organic components to the soil, they replenish and rebuilds the minerals & micro-nutrients in the soil. Herbicides & synthetic fertilizers use chemicals which harm the natural rebuilding process and create toxic runoff which is bad for the environment. All our seeds and plants are open pollinated. (Which really goes without saying since they are heirloom seeds). That means you can save the seeds and they will grow true to type (like the original plant). By growing Heirlooms over and over in an environment they naturally adapt to our pests & diseases which in turn builds their defenses. Buy our seeds and plants and save the seeds and you will never have to buy them again! We signed the “Safe Seed Pledge”
Advance orders for plants are picked up there or by appointment at the farm.
New to gardening or just need help getting started?
The Garden Guides tab at the top of the page should have all the information you need. Start with “Drawing up Your Plan”. Once you figure out what how you want to grow, raised beds, containers, traditional rows, etc. then move on to the other pages to figure out what you want to grow and how much. By the time you are through all the pages, charts, guides and schedules you should be on your way! If your looking for something and still can’t find it just use the search at the top or the search on the bottom or side bars. These search my entire site and bring up all related content. If you still have questions e-mail me using the contact us on the bottom of the pages.
Current Nursery Stock:
As of Jan. 18th I will have lettuce, collard greens, Blue Curled and Lacinato kale, broccoli, cabbage and herbs. Sizes and quantities vary.
Spring tomato and pepper transplants will be available starting January 28th. I will have 3 packs for $5.00 and individual transplants/plants $2.00 and up. 6 pack seedlings @ $6.00 a pack must be ordered and will take 4-6 weeks from the date ordered. I have many varieties to choose from, but I do not grow them all every season. If there will be a specific type you would like email me and I will have them for you. For a complete list of what is available or can be ordered click here.
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