FAQ Category: Products

Why aren’t my seeds germinating?

When we are asked, “Why are my seeds not germinating?” we consider a number of factors. Seeds are living organisms in as much as a certain percent of them will germinate in the correct conditions and produce seedlings, which, in the correct conditions, will produce plants and eventually more seeds. Before we order our seeds,…

How are the seeds packaged?

West Coast Seeds packets are hand-packed by weight. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) sets an approximate standard for the weight of each seed product by species. For instance, on the CFIA website, you can see that artichoke seeds are 25 seeds per gram, and white clover seeds are 1,500 seeds per gram. These numbers…

Are any of the seeds genetically engineered?

The short answer is a resounding, No! Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEO) have been engineered by introducing the genes of unrelated species. There are many concerns about the results and ethics of genetic engineering. Unlike hybridization, genetic engineering cannot occur without  human intervention. The term “Genetically Engineered Organism” is defined by Canadian and US regulators. In…

Are any of the seeds treated with chemicals?

Short answer: No. Long answer: None of our seeds are treated with insecticides, fungicides, or other chemicals. We offer only high quality, raw seed with the best germination rates available. In the rare instance when we offer “pelleted” seeds, the seeds are coated for easier handling with a non-toxic, earth friendly coating. Usually these coatings…

How do I know if a product is in stock?

You can assume that every item on our website is in stock unless otherwise indicated. But the best way to check if a particular item is in stock is to phone us toll free at 1-888-804-8820. You can also email us at orderdesk@westcoastseeds.com. When you place an order for seeds, you will be asked if…