Spring gardening is around the corner

While the rest of the country is still buried under snow, Vancouverites start thinking about spring gardening already at the beginning of the year.

Hundred Mile Store carries seeds by Strathcona 1890, a company started in the Downtown Eastside that packages heirloom (non-GMO, chemically untreated) seeds.

STRATHCONA 1890 SEEDS AT HUNDRED MILE STORE

Bee Bouquet: $3

Bee Bouquet contains seeds of Chinese Forget-Me-Not, California Poppy, Baby Blue-Eyes, Purple Coneflower, Blue Flax, Corn Poppy, Lance-leaved Coreopsis, Siberian Wallflower, Annual Gaillardia, China Aster, Globe Gilia, Tidy Tips, White Rockcress, Plains Coreopsis, Sweet Alyssum, New England Aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Aspen Daisy, Bergamot, Lavender Hyssop and Forget-Me-Not.

Easy Peasy: $5

This package contains Scarlet Runner Beans  and Dwarf Grey Sugar Peas.

Micro Minis: $7.50

Micro Mini packages have radishes, mustards, cress and lettuces.

Edible Bouquet: $8

You’ll find Calendula, Nasturtiums and Borage in the Edible Bouquet package.

Paperwhites: $16

Three paperwhite bulbs are in each container.

Edible Flowers: $25

Each package contains a package of Johnny Jump Ups (Helen Mount Violas), a package of Borage, a package Sunshine Flashback Calendula, a package of Cornflower, a package of Scarlet Runner Bean, a package of Alaska Mix Nasturtium, instructions for the picking, preparation and preservation of Edible Flowers, a recipe for cheese garnished with wine glased edible flowers and planting instructions.

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