It sure is cold up here in Northern Minnesota! Negative 15 degrees and the temperature is still falling. Snow on the ground, fish in the ice hole, and the perfect time to hunker down by the wood stove and plan out your garden! What were those tomatoes called again? What kind of squash looks like a winner in the catalog? We hope our website can help guide your 2021 gardening aspirations.
As a small regional seed company, we have anticipated an increase in seed sales due to these unprecedented times. As we have seen many of our fellow seed companies running low on the important varieties that you reply on, we have worked hard this year to provide 30 new certified organic varieties!
That’s right folks—as of 2021, North Circle Seeds farm is certified organic. That means no chemicals—ever. No GMOs—ever! No pesticides or fungicides—ever!!
Our seeds are bred strong. They are supplied nutrients by diverse microbiological organisms; organisms that feed the plant’s roots! We always prioritize our soil health and even go beyond the organic standards.
So, peruse our varieties while we still have downtime this winter. This year—like last year—seed companies are already starting to run low on seeds. We grew an abundance of high quality seeds last season and will not come close to running low anytime soon!
One of our newly featured organic varieties, Megnificent Popcorn, is also an open seed source initiative pledged variety (https://osseeds.org). This means no one can restrict seed saving. This beautiful and edible popcorn is fun to harvest and pop with the whole family. You heard it right—“Meg -nificent” not “Mag”! Not a spelling mistake! It is named after my significant other, Meg Perry pictured above.
As the apocalypse is right around the corner (Just kidding! Well, maybe...), you’ll want to stock up on some squash and beans...especially the squash. North Circle Seed’s Ukrainian Squash are known to store for over a year—right in your house—and can supply your family with hundreds of pounds of high carotenoid superfood! And don’t forget to save the seeds! All of our seeds are Open Pollinated and can reliably be saved year to year.
Thank you for reading our little blog post! More uplifting news with the germinating seeds this spring. Take care, everyone!
Zachary ‘your local seedman’ Paige