Growing Instructions back to the top
Click on each link below to download a PDF file about the topic. (You can also find a bit of information under the seed categories and product descriptions on the left side panel.)
Handy Planting Chart back to the top
Missing the handy planting chart from our 2016 catalogue? We couldn't fit it in this year but you can download it here.
Organic Certification back to the top
Click here for a downloadable copy
of our most recent Organic certificate.
We also support the Safe Seed Initiative. For more details, please see the Council for Responsible Genetics website
Hope Seeds Frequently Asked Questions back to the top
Why should I choose organic seed?
There are many reasons to choose organic seed, here's what Andrea has to say about it (click to download the PDF)
Where can I find out more Information about Hope Seeds ordering policies?
What does it take to produce seed commercially?
Click on the image below to find out.
How long will my seeds last?
Seed longevity depends on the type and variety of seed, the quality of the seed and how you store it.... Click here to learn more.
Seed Glossary back to the top
Determinant? Indeterminant? Open-Pollinated? Heritage? Heirloom? What does it all mean? Check out the Hope Seeds Glossary -- coming soon!
Videos - Seed Cleaning and More! back to the top
Articles, Notes, & News back to the top
Seeds provide hope in grey winters: Real Dirt
by Sonia Day - The Toronto Star, February 17, 2017:
Thoughts languish to spring with Hope Seeds
by Lynn Moar - The Chronicle Herald's Valley Harvester, February 2015:
Backyard Gardener: Heirloom plants offer beauty in many ways
by Patti Sharpe - Truror Daily News, January 21st, 2015:
Saving Seeds: Atlantic Canada's first regional seed bank finds its home at the Faculty of Agriculture
by Robyn McCallum - Dal News, October 21st, 2014:
Networking from the ground up: Belleisle’s Hope Seeds preserve the past and ensure the future
by Heather Killen - Nova News/Annapolis Spectator, April 24th, 2012:
The Hope Seeds Catalogue has arrived!
by Niki Jabour - The Year Round Veggie Gardener, January 31st, 2012:
Hope Seeds (tour)
by Dan Brisebois - Going to Seed, November 25th, 2010:
On-Farm Seed Production
from The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, Spring 2009