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Is there anything better than germinating your own vegetable seeds? What about flower seeds? Well Golden Acre is here with one of the largest varieties of garden seeds in Canada.

From tomatoes, to peppers, to herbs, sunflowers, petunias and everything else we have what you are looking for. One of the greatest things about growing from seed is the massive variety and control you have. Not all stores may carry the exact tomato or basil you are looking for, no problem, you can find the seed and grow it yourself. Also having the knowledge of exactly how your food was grown is huge. Deciding the soil, fertilizer etc. is huge in guaranteeing your food is 100% organic. Also it is very rare that a kid says no to a vegetable they have grown themselves.

Large selection, full control and a fun activity you can do with the kids knowing that you have experts to support you… Well what’s stopping you?

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Tomatoes & peppers

By far the most popular garden vegetable to grow is the tomato, with the pepper coming a close second. Roma, San Marzano, Cherry, Beef Steak, Jalapeno, Bell pepper, Cayenne, Habanero… The list goes on and on. As many different varieties as there are tastes you are sure to find the right one for you and your family. Whether it is for burgers, sandwiches, sauces, salads there is the right one for you. With the right techniques and fertilizers they are surprisingly easy to grow too.

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Beans & peas

Beans and peas are a great seed for beginners and pros alike. Easy to grow and incredibly delicious they are a must for any garden. Perfect to eat straight off the vine and with a large variety there will definitely be something here for what ever you are looking for.

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Microgreens & sprouts

In this crazy, hectic, busy world we find ourselves in do you want something fun, easy, nutritous and fast to grow? Then look no further than microgreens and sprouts. Not only are these delicious on sandwiches or in salads they are the easiest of all seeds to germinate. They also make a great activity for kids or any other budding gardener. Some varities are ready to eat 2 weeks after planting which makes them great for your little gardeners, tasty and fast growing equals a win for old and young alike.

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Herbs

Looking for something versatile, tasty, easy that also benefits the bees and butterflies? Then herbs are the answer. You are guarenteed to find the right one regardless if you are looking for something from tea to smoothies, from salads to pastas. There is something about the aromas of herbs on a warm summer evening that evokes memories. Easy to harvest and sustainable through the whole season. If you have never grown from seed before herbs may be the best place for you to start.

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Root vegetables

Whilst root vegetables may be trickier than others to grow our experts will help you be successful in all your root growing. Onions, garlic, beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips and radishes (among others) offer incredible health benefits and taste, and look, amazing. These incredible vegetables are a must to compliment all your meals and I have yet to see a kid say no to a vegetable they grew themselves.

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Sunflower

Seeds aren’t just about vegetables there is of course the aesthetic beauty we strive for after our long winters. Name a more recognizable flower than the sunflower… I’ll wait… With it’s fast growing, towering height and relative ease these are a favourite for every kid, and most adults. Adding an essential food source for native bees there is no way you can go wrong with the sunflower. Golden Acre stock a ton of varieties from the classics to minis to red ones. Sure to make your garden pop.

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Sweet pea

With a subtle, sweet fragrance and bright bold colours the sweet pea is a fantastic addition to gardens and bouquets. With the correct support these easy, hardy beauties can climb over 2 meters in height. Easy to grow if you haven’t tried these before they are sure to become an instant favourite.

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Nasturtium

The unassuming, quiet nasturtium is a staple in so many gardens for good reason, Hardy, easy to grow, prolific blooms and edible this trailing beauty makes itself at home anywhere. The unique leaf shape and pastel blooms make it instantly recognizable and it is a huge favourite of gardeners and bees alike.

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Leafy veg

Kale, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, arugula among others are some of the most popular plants you will see in a vegetable garden. Easy to grow from vegetable seeds and nutritious these plants are popular for a host of reasons. With some varieties being exceptionally hardy to cold and frost they are amongst the earliest seeds you can get started, perfect for our long winters and unpredictable springs.

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Ground cover & grasses

Often overlooked ground covers and grasses are some of the hardiest plants in your garden. Subtle, unassuming growth that lends itself beautifully to any garden. With varying heights and colours and tones you’ll definitely find the one needed to compliment your home.

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Pumpkins & gourds

In the Calgary climate pumpkins and gourds can be tricky to grow but with lots of water and some slug protection there is no reason why you can’t grow these incredible and fun veggies. Ideal for soups, pies, and family dinners these veggies are a beautiful addition to any garden. And did we mention Halloween? Who doesn’t want to carve a pumpkin they grew themselves?

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Perennial flowers

One of the greatest gifts of gardening are those plants that come back every year. Perennial blooms are truly the superstars of the flower bed. Strong and bold with a dazzling myriad of colours, heights and light exposures you can definitely find the perfect plant for your personal needs. Nurturing these beauties from seed is a true labour of love.

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Annual flowers

Ideal in pots, hanging baskets and flower beds annuals are celebrated for their diversity. With a slew of seed varieties to choose from selecting the colour, type and style of flower seed has never been easier or more fun. Starting these seeds indoors ensures you are ready to go come spring. Favourites of bees and butterflies not only are they beautiful they’re also functional.

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Potatoes

The most well known and popular root vegetable had to have its own spot. The potato is known and grown around the world. Who doesn’t love chips, fries, mashed, soup, stews and so many more? The humble seed potato comes in a wide variety of types offering a great range of size, colour, taste and texture. Regardless of how you enjoy your potato you will find the right one right here at Golden Acre.

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Assorted

There are so many vegetables and flowers they couldn’t all possibly get their own section. Here you will find broccoli, pansies, cauliflower, marigolds, and so many more. After all there is no wrong answer when choosing what you want to grow. Vegetable seeds and flower seeds are great as gifts and fun to experiment with.

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