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Organic Suppliers for Spring Planters

13 Mar 2018 12:39 PM | Anonymous


With spring right around the corner a lot of us are itching to get started on 

growing something (anything!). Seeding is probably the number one garden 

activity across most of the country in February so it seems like a good time 

to take a look at what organic seed sources we have available to us here in 

Canada. 


There are quite a few companies supplying organic heritage, open 

pollinated and native plant seeds and, happily, some fairly comprehensive 

lists of those suppliers have already been compiled:


Canadian Organic Growers supplier list


Seeds of Diversity seed list - includes a search tool for finding the variety you 

are looking for from a long list of suppliers


Canadian Wildlife Federation Native Plant supplier list


With your seed orders placed, the next step is finding supplies for getting 

them started. Organic garden supplies are a bit less widely available than 

organic seeds since they are often bulky and difficult to ship but a couple of 

online stores include:


The Organic Gardener’s Pantry - for organic fertilizers and soil inoculants


Gaia Green - Organic fertilizers and mineral supplements


For seeding it is always best if you can find a good local source of organic, 

compost based potting soil but that can be difficult, or even impossible, in some 

areas in mid winter. While not everyone’s favourite company due to their use of 

peat, ProMix has an organic certified line of potting soil, made from coconut coir 

and inoculated with mycorrhizal fungi, which is available from most large 

garden centres across Canada and can help fill the need for organic potting 

soil until a local source becomes available to you.


We’d love to hear from the SOUL community about where you source organic 

products for your projects. If you have recommendations for where to find the 

supplies you need to create and maintain organic gardens and landscapes 

please share them with us on FacebookTwitter or send us an email. If we can 

collect enough recommendations we can put together an organic suppliers 

list for the SOUL website to make it easier for all of us to find what we need 

to help make the places we live a little, or a lot, greener.  


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