We are very excited and enthusiastic to offer Botanical Interests seeds at the greenhouses and online this year. There are a number of reasons we have come to really like this seed company, aside from the fact they are a small, family-owned business like us that pursues excellence in what they do.
Botanical Interests offers a unique, high-quality line of organic and untreated garden seeds not available in the box and discounting chain stores. They have over 600 varieties, 140 of which are certified organic. All seed varieties are untreated. None are GMOs. Their packaging contains beautiful artwork of the plant and lots of very useful planting and growing information both on the outside and inside of the packaging. Their company motto is "Let us educate and inspire the gardener in you!", and they do a fantastic job with all kinds of website and blog articles and helpful videos.
Here's a recap of why we've chosen Botanical Interests seeds:
- All their seeds are non-GMO.
GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)
Botanical Interests does not carry genetically modified varieties. Genetically modified varieties have had their DNA scientifically altered to make them more pest, disease, or chemical resistant. GMO seeds are controversial because no one is sure of their long term effects on the environment and humans.
- They offer a large variety of Heirloom seeds.
An open-pollinated seed variety that has been passed down through the generations for at least 50 years.
- They offer a large variety of Organic seeds.
Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Organic seed, much like organic food production, is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic pesticides and inorganic fertilizers. This ecological management system promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. Botanical Interests organic seed is Certified Organic which means that our seed and our packaging facility have been inspected and meet strict standards set forth by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
- Their seeds are untreated.
Seed that does not have any coating, chemical or treatment applied to the seed. All Botanical Interests seeds are untreated.
- The seed packaging is beautifully designed with lots of very helpful planting and growing information about the plant on the outside and inside of the package.
- Since we are an affiliate, you can buy their seeds directly from our website shipped to your house.
- Like us, they are a small, family-owned business where they place a high value on quality, attention to detail, and customer service.
Don't forget to pick up your seeds when you visit the greenhouses this spring!
For a complete list of seeds you can buy online or at the greenhouses this spring, click here.