We are a small seed-production farm growing on Treaty 6 Territory on the Canadian Prairies in the Northern Glaciated Plains
All of our seeds are lovingly produced in zone 3 using regenerative growing methods focusing on fostering a healthy soil food web
From planting trays of seeds in early spring all the way to harvesting and packaging up seeds in the fall, everything is grown here in our very own Moonglow Gardens in Sturgeon County, Alberta. We do not outsource any seeds from other growers or growing zones
We are passionate about seed saving, regionally-adapted seeds, seed sovereignty, & preserving food biodiversity!
We do not sell GMO or hybrid seeds but prefer to stick to open-pollinated and heirloom varieties
While we are not certified organic, we always follow organic growing practices. We do not use chemical or synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers- and instead rely on organic and regenerative agriculture practices
If you're looking for our 'FREE THE SEED' open-source project - see The Northern Seed Library here
SPRING/SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:
Tues - Thurs: 9 am to 3 pm
Please reach us with the form below our FAQ if you cannot find an answer to your question
We are currently going through a name change! We will be going as Moonglow Gardens from now on, and slowly transitioning away from Growers Blend & Ash's Heirloom Seeds. We are still the same folks behind the seeds!
Yes, most likely! We restock items several times a week. Sometimes microdwarf and dwarf tomato seeds can sell out very quickly so check back often
We hand processes and package all of our seeds and work in small batches. As we package up seeds we list them on our website. Some of our rarer seeds (dwarf and microdwarf tomatoes) can sell out fairly quick so check back often
Yes, most likely! We restock items several times a week. Sometimes microdwarf and dwarf tomato seeds can sell out very quickly between restocks so check back often
The majority of Canadian seed companies out-source their seeds from countries with growing conditions completely different than Canadian gardens. We are proud to grow all of our seeds ourselves in Sturgeon County, Alberta. From seed trays in early spring to hand packaging seeds in late fall, we lovingly tend to our seed crops every step on the way
Yes! We do NOT photoshop or alter the color of any of our photos on our website or social media pages. Photos are taken at different times of the day with different lighting. Heirloom tomatoes really are that beautiful and vibrant!
Today, most large seed companies out-source their seeds and rely on other farmers and growers to grow their seed crops. Often, those seeds are produced in another country with a climate very different from the one you are growing in. When you shop local seed companies, you are buying regionally-adapted seeds fit for your growing area. This is becoming more and more important with climate change.
Another difference is that small companies harvest, clean, and package up seeds by hand. Large companies can afford extremely expensive machines to do the work for them at a very rapid pace, therefor driving costs down. When you purchase your seeds from a small farm, the seeds are lovingly cared for every single step of the way. We KNOW our seeds are grown regeneratively, because we do it ourselves in our very own production field.
Because we clean all of our seeds manually and encourage beneficial insects to our gardens, sometimes you may find a little bit of chaff or perhaps even a small bug part, such as a leg, in with your seeds. This is organic and will not affect the germination of your seeds at all. Small seeds such as lettuce, verbena, bee balm, and rudabeckia are notorious for being difficult to clean without machines
We are so glad you asked! We are currently working on a digital seed saving guide. To get started on saving your own seeds, see here
We LOVE to share seeds with our community and local seed libraries, public libraries, classrooms, community gardens, etc
If you have a community event please use our contact form to reach out to learn more about our seed donation programs
Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada
This Pledge is intended to ensure the four essential seed freedoms: