Ladner, BC, British Columbia
Canada, V4K 2Y1
Don’t worry – it’s not just for West Coast People. This is the place to go for organic seeds and gardening supplies and they are available online or in person. I started using West Coast Seeds years ago. At that point they weren’t in their fancy store. It was a shop in a barn on a farm property. The selection was very good and the service has always been consistently great: pleasant, helpful, and well-informed staff.
West Coast Seeds believes in the principles of organic gardening and as such they only sell untreated seeds. They have wonderful varieties of heritage, heirloom and organic seeds for your vegetables and flower gardens.
The staff is wonderfully knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. It’s an interesting experience listening to their conversations with other customers and you scan the racks of seeds – what you overhear are some interesting tidbits about other’s gardening practices and concerns as well as getting the sense that all the staff are genuinely interested in helping and are very passionate about what they do.
Most years I start my seeds super early and fill up my tiny kitchen table and shelves with trays and lights. This year I’ve managed to show some restraint – only because of my incredibly busy school schedule – and am about 2 months behind. Which probably puts me right in line with when normal people would start.
I haven’t yet taken my Spring trip out to their store but good news is: I have a selection of seeds that I’ve been collecting for years; I’m seeing West Coast Seed displays in my local garden centres; and – something you internet people will love – they have an amazing catalogue and webstore.
The website is an amazing resource itself.
The site includes planting guides for all areas of Canada [LINK] as well as many other informative guides, instructive articles and blogs, and glossaries.