The Cottage Gardener

Heirloom Seedhouse & Nursery

Preserving the Past. Protecting the Future

The Cottage Gardener Online Catalogue

We have been providing rare and endangered heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers to gardeners and market growers since 1996. Our online catalogue has over 650 heirloom seed varieties available, in retail packet sizes and bulk amounts. We have one of the most diverse selections of Certified Organic seeds in Canada, and we add to this each year.

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Seed Collections

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  1. Canadian Heirloom Tomato Collection

    This collection showcases our Canadian tomato heritage! Back in the days before modern hybrids, there was a lot of work done by both the Canadian government and many individuals on developing open-pollinated tomato cultivars that would perform well in the particular growing environments of our country. Most of these, proven performers, have fallen by the wayside and many are now hardly available commercially. In this Collection are some of our favourites: Morden Yellow, Scotia, Rideau and Bellstar. Four individual, regular-sized packets in an old-fashioned collection envelope. A beautiful gift idea and you save $3.51 off the individual prices of the packets.

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    1. Collection Package: 10.45
  2. Companion-Planting Collection

    Companion-planting is a time-honoured,traditional method of increasing garden productivity by planting crops together that benefit each other. This collection contains some of the most universally-beneficial plants for the garden. They aid the growth of your crops, attract beneficial insects and deter insect pests. The Collection contains: basil - excellent companion for beans, cabbages, peppers and tomatoes; onion - companion for amaranth, beets, cabbages, carrots, leeks, lettuces, peppers, strawberries and tomatoes; radish - good overall benefit for the garden including beans, beets, carrots, chervil, cucumbers, lettuces, melons, parsnips, peas, spinach and squash; nasturtium - provides general protection for the garden by repelling insect pests including beetles and aphids. Attracts hoverflies, which are beneficial to the garden; borage - excellent companion for most plants in the garden, bee and wasp attractor, adds trace minerals to the soil, repels tomato hornworm caterpillar; poppy - overall good companion for the garden, attracts beneficial insects including hoverflies. Save $3.49 off the price of the individual packets.

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    1. Collection Package: 17.45
  3. Container Garden Collection

    Don't have access to a garden? You can still grow lots of your own food! Interest in container gardening is exploding as people realize that as long as they have a balcony or a patio, they can grow food in containers of various sizes. The plants in this collection have a small footprint and are nicely-behaved - just step out the door and harvest your meal. This collection includes: Radish Mix, Specialty Beet Mix, Tom Thumb Pea, Little Finger Carrot, Black Beauty Eggplant, Mesclun Mix, Sweet Banana Pepper, Aurora Hot Pepper, Spinach, Scotia Tomato and Sweet Basil. Buy it for a condo-living friend, for yourself or split it with a fellow urban gardener. (A savings of $5.49 over individually priced packets)(Note: varieties may change based on availability)

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    1. Collection Package: 32.90
  4. Cottage Garden Annual Flower Collection

    Cottage gardens of old (for which we named our seed company) were informal, somewhat haphard and inclusive - flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables were grown together. Flowers were allowed to self-sow and grow where they may. This large collection package has an old-fashioned look and contains five annual flowers that would have been grown in cottage gardens - Love-Lies-Bleeding, Poached Egg Flower, 'Grandpa Ott' Morning Glory, 'Picotee' Cosmos and Sweet Sultan. Each comes in its own regular seed packet with individual descriptions and planting instructions. Save $3.49 off the cost of buying separately. (Note: varieties may change due to availability)

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    1. Collection Package: 13.96
  5. Cottage Garden Perennial Flower Collection

    This collection contains six perennial flowers that were grown in most cottage gardens- the original 'Grandmother's Garden' Columbine, Foxglove, Cowslip, Sweet William, Bowles Black Violet and Sea Holly. If you let these flowers self-sow modestly, you will soon have the "cottage-garden" look in your own garden! This large collection package has an old-fashioned look and contains individual regular seed packets of each flower with their own descriptions and planting instructions. Save $3.49 off the cost of buying the seeds separately.(Note: varieties may change based on availability)

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    1. Collection Package: 17.45
  6. Dried Flower Collection

    NEW FOR 2017! Victorians loved their "everlastings" (so-called because they retain their vivid colours and shapes after they've been picked) for the much-needed colour they brought to drab, dark winter homes. Brighten up your home and create your own dried flower bouquets with these beautiful varieties. One packet each of: Love-Lies-Bleeding, Strawflower, Feverfew, Pacific Mix Statice and Sunset Mix Statice. (Savings of $2.45 over individually-priced packets).

  7. Edible Flower Collection

    NEW FOR 2017! Add a new level of artistry and visual appeal to your salads and dishes with these colourful and edible flowers. This collection contains the following organic flower varieties: Bachelor's Buttons, Burage, Calendula, German Chamomile, Shungiku (Garland Chrysanthemum) and Basil. (Save $3.00 off individually-priced packets)

  8. Faery Garden Collection

    In the days when people accepted the existence of fairies (I still believe!), they always included in their gardens some plants known to be loved by the fairyfolk. Plant these seeds and who knows? - you could entice fairies into your garden! A wonderful present for the fairy-lover in your circle. Each Collection package contains: Poppy - brings fairies into your dreams; Foxglove - a beloved fairy-flower; English Thyme - a home for fairies and allows you to see fairies; German Chamomile - attracts fairies to your garden; and Wood Betony - protects against spells of mischievous fairies. Each large Collection package has regular packets for each variety with their own descriptions and sowing instructions. Save $4.99 off cost of buying them separately. (Note: varieties may change based on availability) ERRATUM: We apologize for the printing mistake in the paper catalogue price for this collection.

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    1. Collection Package: 13.96
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The Cottage Gardener

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