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Get ready for another great year of vegetable and herb growing on Vancouver Island. Here is a collection of links to help you get started !
1) Seedy Saturday 2015 Calendar
The first thing you need to know is when the “Seedy Saturday” seed exchange and sale is coming to your community.
Listing of Seedy Saturdays and Sundays on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands for 2015
2) A Listing of Local Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Seed Suppliers
Cortez Island Green Space Organic Seeds
Parksville Organic Blue Farms
Parksville Sugar Shack Seeds
Saltspring Island Eagleridge Seeds
Saltspring Island Saltspring Seeds
Sooke Full Circle Seeds
Victoria Two Wings Farm
Victoria Brother Nature Seeds
3) Indoor and Outdoor Seed Sowing Dates
Once all of your seeds arrive, check out the West Coast Seeds Planting Charts to determine the best time to sow them.
Another great resource for herb and vegetable planting is the Gardenate monthly calendar, simply select your gardening climatic zone to get a month by month sowing and transplanting calendar. You can even subscribe to Gardenate and have regular planting reminders E-mailed to you.
4) Seed Sowing Tips
Check out Eagle RIdge Farms Seeding for Success and the Organic Gardening article 14 Simple Tips for Starting Seeds to review the basics of sowing seeds.
5) Just for Fun
While you are waiting for your seeds to germinate, check out this 30 second time lapse seed germination video.
Thanks for dropping by! Please let me know of any other Vancouver Island & Gulf Island seed suppliers that I can add to the list by leaving a comment in the reply box at the very bottom of this post.