Seeds to Start in June

Seeds to Start in June

Now we’re just three weeks away from the longest day of the year (summer solstice on June 21st), so the soil is warm enough to plant squash and bean seeds. Even in colder climates where the nights are still frosty, the growing season is just around the corner. Maybe you have already planted carrots and lettuce, and your spring planted...
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Now we’re just three weeks away from the longest day of the year (summer solstice on June 21st), so the soil is warm enough to...

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Now we’re just three weeks away from the longest day of the year (summer solstice on June 21st), so the soil is warm enough to plant squash and bean seeds. Even in colder climates where the nights are still frosty,...

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As far as the calendar is concerned, spring is half over, despite the sense for many of us in 2017 that is yet to begin!...

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As far as the calendar is concerned, spring is half over, despite the sense for many of us in 2017 that is yet to begin! There are still dozens of seeds to start in May. It can still be cold...

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Whether you're seeking a natural insect repellent or an eye-catching addition to your garden, Lemon Eucalyptus offers both beauty and functionality in abundance. This is a...

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Whether you're seeking a natural insect repellent or an eye-catching addition to your garden, Lemon Eucalyptus offers both beauty and functionality in abundance. This is a fast-growing plant, resistant to deer, that can shoot up to an impressive 1.8-2.4m (6-8') in its...

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As the frost recedes, the possibilities in our gardens expand. Around March 28, gardeners along the south coastal regions of British Columbia witness the last...

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As the frost recedes, the possibilities in our gardens expand. Around March 28, gardeners along the south coastal regions of British Columbia witness the last average frost date. This pivotal time signals a period of preparation and anticipation for the...

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Even though February brings chilly weather, it's a great time to get a head start on your garden by sowing seeds indoors. This early planting...

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Even though February brings chilly weather, it's a great time to get a head start on your garden by sowing seeds indoors. This early planting allows your seedlings to develop well in time for spring, providing them with a solid...

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If you're trying to figure out whether your potato plants are determinate or indeterminate, you can breathe a sigh of relief. It's not as critical as it might seem. In the world of potato growing, the lines between determinate and indeterminate varieties are not as clear as they are with tomatoes or beans.

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If you're trying to figure out whether your potato plants are determinate or indeterminate, you can breathe a sigh of relief. It's not as critical as it might seem. In the world of potato growing, the lines between determinate and indeterminate varieties are not as clear as they are with tomatoes or beans.

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As the festive energy of the holidays gives way to the quieter days of early winter, it's a prime time for gardeners to engage in...

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As the festive energy of the holidays gives way to the quieter days of early winter, it's a prime time for gardeners to engage in contemplative planning and to dream about the upcoming season's garden. This period, marked by a...

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Use our NEW Scoville Heat Units (SHU) Chart to select peppers to grow. Download chart here.

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Use our NEW Scoville Heat Units (SHU) Chart to select peppers to grow. Download chart here.

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Envision a holiday gift that sprouts into a beautiful garden. Seed bombs are the answer, blending utility with a touch of whimsy. These small but...

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Envision a holiday gift that sprouts into a beautiful garden. Seed bombs are the answer, blending utility with a touch of whimsy. These small but mighty spheres are a cinch to craft and can turn barren spots into thriving habitats...

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Discover the unique qualities of our Certified Organic Seed Potatoes, a hallmark of sustainable agriculture from the fertile Pemberton Valley. These potatoes are more than just a crop; they're a testament to the sustainable and organic practices followed by our trusted growers. What makes seed potatoes from West Coast Seeds so special?

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Discover the unique qualities of our Certified Organic Seed Potatoes, a hallmark of sustainable agriculture from the fertile Pemberton Valley. These potatoes are more than just a crop; they're a testament to the sustainable and organic practices followed by our trusted growers. What makes seed potatoes from West Coast Seeds so special?

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Whether you've harvested a bumper crop or picked a bunch of carrots from your local market, storing them properly means you can enjoy their crisp, earthy goodness...

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Whether you've harvested a bumper crop or picked a bunch of carrots from your local market, storing them properly means you can enjoy their crisp, earthy goodness well into the cooler months. Let's walk through the ins and outs of carrot storage,...

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The garden experience is an abundant one. So many gifts that awaits us every time we visit, reminding us that gardening isn’t a chore to...

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The garden experience is an abundant one. So many gifts that awaits us every time we visit, reminding us that gardening isn’t a chore to be done but a stepping stone into a mindful practice. Out of a tiny seed,...

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As we approach a new growing season, we begin with the inevitable anticipation of how and what we are going to start in the garden....

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As we approach a new growing season, we begin with the inevitable anticipation of how and what we are going to start in the garden. Here at the farm, we start roughly 20,000 seeds every year. About half of those...

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Frost, insects, wind, and that ever-changing temperature.  How do I give my seedlings and plants the best support to ensure an abundant harvest?  Protecting crops...

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Frost, insects, wind, and that ever-changing temperature.  How do I give my seedlings and plants the best support to ensure an abundant harvest?  Protecting crops is a large component of your organic growing toolbox when keeping pests at bay and...

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Some of the quickest and easiest food crops you can grow at home are microgreens. With a few simple steps, anyone with limited space or...

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Some of the quickest and easiest food crops you can grow at home are microgreens. With a few simple steps, anyone with limited space or gardening knowledge can be rewarded with the variety of flavours, colours, and textures that microgreens...

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This is the first year I planted my entire garden with West Coast Seeds. Having a five-acre homestead, we maintain a very large garden with...

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This is the first year I planted my entire garden with West Coast Seeds. Having a five-acre homestead, we maintain a very large garden with individual beds for each vegetable and 3 greenhouses for our warm season crops. As you...

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Everlasting dried flowers are having a glow up. Because the secret’s out — this “grandma craft” is grandma chic! A dried flower arrangement can be...

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Everlasting dried flowers are having a glow up. Because the secret’s out — this “grandma craft” is grandma chic! A dried flower arrangement can be classy with whimsical soft pastels or energetically bursting with vibrant tones. And they have so...

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When customers in the West Coast Seeds retail store have asked how to apply our Lawn Solutions, these are the suggested instructions that I give...

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When customers in the West Coast Seeds retail store have asked how to apply our Lawn Solutions, these are the suggested instructions that I give them. Customers often come back to say how pleased they are with the results, or...

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Coleus is often grown as an annual bedding plant or in patio containers to provide a showy splash of vivid colour. Native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia, this shade tolerant plant can also be grown indoors for some extra colour all year round.

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Coleus is often grown as an annual bedding plant or in patio containers to provide a showy splash of vivid colour. Native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia, this shade tolerant plant can also be grown indoors for some extra colour all year round.

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Gomphrena, commonly known as Globe Amaranth, belongs to the Amaranth family and are often grown as annual bedding plants.

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Gomphrena, commonly known as Globe Amaranth, belongs to the Amaranth family and are often grown as annual bedding plants.

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Commonly known as Lace Flower, Didiscus is admired for their delicate umbels of tiny, star-shaped flowers that are mildly fragrant.

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Commonly known as Lace Flower, Didiscus is admired for their delicate umbels of tiny, star-shaped flowers that are mildly fragrant.

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There are plenty of options for seeds that thrive when sown in late summer. The average first frost date for regions like Lower Mainland BC and neighbouring...

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There are plenty of options for seeds that thrive when sown in late summer. The average first frost date for regions like Lower Mainland BC and neighbouring areas (Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands, coastal Vancouver Island, Puget Sound, Willamette Valley) is around November...

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Love it or hate it, Cilantro can be a tricky yet rewarding crop to grow, especially when you have a continuous supply in the garden....

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Love it or hate it, Cilantro can be a tricky yet rewarding crop to grow, especially when you have a continuous supply in the garden. Cilantro is an annual plant, unlike many other perennial herbs, so it needs to be...

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In milder climates, gardeners can make use of the lengthy winter months through a gardening technique known as overwintering. This method involves planting crops in the summer and fall, then leaving them in the ground to harvest the following spring and summer. These hardy plants either go dormant over the winter or grow very slowly.

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In milder climates, gardeners can make use of the lengthy winter months through a gardening technique known as overwintering. This method involves planting crops in the summer and fall, then leaving them in the ground to harvest the following spring and summer. These hardy plants either go dormant over the winter or grow very slowly.

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