Seeds

Certified organic, heritage seeds — the perfect fit for a historic environmental centre!

Tucker House began its first seed garden in the spring of 2015.

This was a trial garden based on passionate volunteer work. The garden, though small, was successful, yielding 25,000 seeds, including a “rescued” heritage variety of bean saved by local gardeners for generations. We follow seed saving guidelines and good practices learned through several trainings (with help from Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security). We harvest seeds from heirloom and open-pollinated vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Our garden is certified organic by Ecocert Canada. We are proud to be part of a growing community of gardeners who preserve the past for a greener future.

We want to share our gardening passion with you by offering our heritage varieties for sale. 100% of proceeds will go towards local environmental education!

Seeds cost $3.50 per package, and shipping charges may apply. Email seeds@maisontuckerhouse.ca to order!

Mille Gousse yellow bean

This bush string bean variety had been grown in Rockland for years in the garden of Ms. Vinette before being given to us to maintain. Directly sow seed in the spring after all danger of frost and plant in succession for continual harvest. Maturity 50 days. 50 seeds. Out of stock

Jerusalem artichoke

This wonderful vegetable is not an artichoke and does not come from Jerusalem. Also called Sunchoke, this perennial from the sunflower family is well-suited for nordic climates. The tubers look like ginger and can be eaten like potatoes. They contain inulin, a type of probiotic, and have a medium glycemic index. 300g.

Egyptian Walking onion

This onion is quite small but full of flavours. The bulb divides during the season, as well as growing more bulbs at the top of the leaves. As this is a perennial, your garden is likely to be filled with onions in a few years. Benefit from its insect repellent traits and small size to plant it among other vegetables! 15 bulbs.

Sugar Snap pea

Wonderfully sweet and crunchy, Sugar Snap (Pisum macrocarpon) is a snap pea, which means you can eat the juicy and plump pods too. Harvest is continuous for a few weeks. Requires support as it grows to a height of 5 to 6 feet. Sow directly in the ground 4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost. Maturity 65 days. 50 seeds.

Lipstick  sweet pepper

Certainly one of the best peppers to grow in our region. The fruits turn to glossy red and are sweet and juicy. Needs to be planted indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. 25 seeds.

Big Orange tomato

Orange from the inside out, with a taste of sunshine! One of the best tomatoes we have ever tasted. The type is beefsteak and the sweet fruit can grow to over 1lb! Plant indoors 6 weeks before last frost. 25 seeds.

Pêche Jaune tomato

One of the best tomatoes we have ever tried. Sweet small tomato (bigger than saladette) with creamy texture and delightful slightly fuzzy skin. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. 25 seeds.

42-Days tomato

As the name implies, this is one of the earliest tomatoes to ripen in the garden (actually 45-50 days from transplant). Produces abundantly. Fruits are small and tasty. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost for early harvest. 25 seeds.

Aunt Molly ground cherry (50 seeds)

An easy fruit to  grow in the garden. The large bush can become 1m wide and provides plenty of fruit. The fruits, 2cm in diameter, are encased in a papery husk that turns brown once ripe. The fruit has a unique taste that children love! Plant the seeds indoors to have an optimum harvest (70 days). 50 seeds.

Morning Glory

Beautiful blue-purple climbing flower with lovely heart-shaped leaves. Sow seeds in spring once danger of frost has passed. 25 seeds.

Giant Striped sunflower

Giant to say the least. The seeds are the snacking type and they’re delicious. Birds and squirrels love them too! Start indoors 4 weeks before last frost. 25 seeds.

 

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