Sprout Your Questions in the Faerie’s Garden

A barefoot faerie waters her garden full of heirloom flowers and heritage vegetables.  She has the largest selection of Jerusalem Artichokes in Canada.  Everything is is watering is organically grown in British Columbia, A sign says Garden Faerie Botanicals

What are heirloom seeds?

Heirloom seeds are traditional open-pollinated varieties that have been passed down through generations without genetic modification. At Garden Faerie Botanicals, I specialize in organically grown heirloom seeds for Canadian gardens. These seeds can be saved, preserving the purity and heritage of these plants.

How do I grow heirloom seeds?

Heirloom seeds thrive under specific conditions. There are detailed planting guides and growing tips in the Seed Catalogue to help you successfully cultivate your seeds in Canada’s diverse environments.

Can I save seeds from my heirloom plants?

Yes, one of the benefits of heirloom plants is that you can save their seeds to plant the next season. This practice enhances food security and self-sufficiency which is integral to the ethos of Garden Faerie Botanicals.

Where can I buy heirloom seeds in Canada?

You can purchase a variety of heirloom seeds directly from the website at www.gardenfaeriebotanicals.ca. Garden Faerie offers a curated selection of seeds that are well-suited to Canadian gardens.

Why choose heirloom seeds/ tubers/ bulbs from Garden Faerie Botanicals?

All plant material is selected for their genetic diversity, superior flavour, and adaptability to Canadian climates. Garden Faerie Botanicals provides a selection of heirloom seeds, tubers, and bulbs, all grown organically in BC, Canada.

How can I contact Garden Faerie Botanicals?

For any inquiries, you can reach me via the contact information or contact page provided on the website. I am dedicated to supporting your gardening journey with expert advice and high-quality heirloom seeds.

Are all seeds at Garden Faerie Botanicals heirlooms, or do you also offer hybrids and GMOs?

At Garden Faerie Botanicals, I proudly offer heirloom and open-pollinated seed varieties. If there is a newer variety that has made its way into the collection for some special reason, it is clearly marked. You will not find any hybrids or GMO seeds in the collection which ensures you receive authentic and heritage seeds that are grown right here on the farm in British Columbia, Canada.

What types of seeds do you sell?

At Garden Faerie Botanicals, I offer a diverse selection of heirloom seeds, including vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Additionally, I provide various tubers, garlic bulbs, and roots, all carefully chosen for their unique characteristics and suitability for Canadian gardens.

What payment methods do you accept?

I accept cash and e-transfers for all purchases. This ensures a simple and secure transaction process.

What is the shipping policy for Garden Faerie Botanicals?

I ship to addresses in Canada at this time. If you have an inquiry about International shipping or to the USA, please contact me. For detailed shipping rates and policies, please visit The Route To Your Roots page.

What should I do if there is a mistake with my order?

Mistakes can occasionally occur, but I am here to help. If there is any issue with your order, please contact me immediately via email or the contact form on the website, and your problem will be resolved.

How can I cancel my order?

If you need to cancel your order, please send an email with your name and order number as soon as possible. You can reach me through the contact form or the phone number provided at the bottom of the contact page.

Do you accept returns?

Due to the nature of living materials such as seeds, tubers, garlic bulbs, and roots, I do not accept returns. However, if there is an issue with your order, please contact me immediately for assistance.

Do you offer any bulk purchasing options for seeds?

Yes, I offer bulk purchasing options for certain heirloom seeds. Please contact me directly for more information and pricing.

What seeds are best for short growing seasons in Canada?

Garden Faerie Botanicals offers a wide selection of seeds, sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes), garlic bulbs and bulbils, as well as roots that are ideal for Canada’s shorter growing seasons. These varieties are selected for their ability to mature quickly and thrive in cooler temperatures, ensuring a successful harvest even in regions with shorter growing periods.

What are Sunchokes?

Sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem artichokes, are a type of tuber that grows under the soil like a potato. They are known for their nutty flavour and can be eaten raw or cooked. Garden Faerie Botanicals offers the largest selection of Sunchokes in Canada, providing a variety of options for gardeners in all climates to grow food security from this unique and nutritious plant.

How do I store heirloom seeds properly?

Store your heirloom seeds in a cool, dry place in an airtight container. Proper storage ensures the seeds remain viable for future planting seasons

How do I know if a seed variety is right for my region?

Check the growing requirements on our website for each seed variety. I provide detailed information to help you choose seeds that will thrive in your specific Canadian climate..

What is your approach to farming?

At Garden Faerie Botanicals, I use organic farming methods to grow all my seeds, tubers, garlic bulbs, and roots. This approach ensures that my products are free from synthetic pesticides and fertilizers which promotes a healthier garden ecosystem and food that I want to eat!

How should I prepare my soil for planting heirloom seeds?

To prepare your soil for planting heirloom seeds, ensure it is well-drained and rich in organic matter. Adding compost can improve soil fertility and structure, helping your heirloom seeds thrive.

Can I grow heirloom seeds in containers?

Yes, many heirloom seeds can be successfully grown in containers. Choose a large enough container with good drainage and use high-quality potting soil. Container gardening is a great option for those with limited space. I once lived in a suite with no garden space and within 4 years, the entire driveway was a food “forest” growing in containers and fabric pots.

How do I prevent pests and diseases in my heirloom garden?

Using organic methods such as crop rotation, companion planting, and natural predators can help manage pests and diseases. Avoid synthetic pesticides to maintain a healthy, organic garden environment. Slug traps with molasses and yeast as well as diatomaceous earth are useful. Wood ash around plants at planting time helps with cutworms.

Do you water your garden with a watering can like the one in the image above?

Yes, I live 100% off grid and I do have a watering can that I often use that is exactly like that!

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