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Jalapeño pepper (Capsicum anuum)
Tomato 'Beauté Blanche' (Solanum lycopersicum) Organic
Strawberry 'Rote Baron Solemacher' (Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens)
Organic seeds - what's the difference to normal seeds?
Our organic seeds are harvested from plants that have been cultivated in controlled organic farming. This means reconsidering cultivation from an ecological point of view, without the use of chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides, using only biological pest control and growing the plants outdoors in the field.
Heirloom Chili Peppers
Allegedly, chili peppers have been used as a condiment and spice for over 8000 years by the inhabitants of Latin America. At first wild chilies ( which still occur today and go by the name of "Tepin Chili") were collected, later the seeds of the plants were cultivated and an incredible range of varieties developed.
Tomato seeds, mainly of old varieties. The area of origin of the tomato is probably Central or South America. Wild ancestors of the crop can still be located in northern Chile and Venezuela.
Here we introduce vegetable seeds of old varieties. Old heirloom vegetables convince with many unique properties. They are often extremely undemanding and robust and can bring an enormous variety and exciting new tastes into your kitchen, and many of them are rich in health-promoting ingredients.
Most people devote themselves to plant breeding for the first time in their lives as a child. Most of us have sown some fast growing cress or beans to experience the miracle of germination. Even if you live in the city, usually there are some kitchen herbs on your balcony or windowsill, because there's just nothing better than cooking with fresh herbs and spices.
Originally, plants were probably used mostly as food or for the preparation of therapeutic products, potions and cures - flower seeds were often eaten rather than sown. But the cultivation of flowers and ornamental plants has a long tradition as well.
Fruit & Berries
Strawberries, melons and wild fruits such as wild apple, loquat, sorb tree and juneberry. Of course, the wide variety of nuts must not be missing.
Growing trees from seed is certainly a rather unusual approach for gardening, especially when compared to a simple shopping trip at the nursery. Yet, although it may be a more protracted path to your own trees, for many species it is very worthwhile.
Since the beginning of civilization, people have used plants as medicine. Perhaps as early as Neanderthal man, plants were believed to have healing powers.Ethnobotany is the studies of the complex relationships between plants and cultures. In the Ethnobotanicals section you find seeds from plants which have medicinal or ritual uses ("Sacred Plants"). Ethnobotanists explore how plants were used for such things as food, shelter, medicine, clothing and religious ceremonies.
The category of exotic plants contains a variety of plant seeds from the tropics. Among them are heirloom agricultural crops and fruit trees and many special spices. Hobby gardeners often refer to tropical plants as "exotic plants" - a somewhat imprecise concept, as "exotic" simply means "foreign" and is therefore a very relative term, which dates back to the reference frame of the former colonial powers and thus implies a European perspective.
Condiments & spices
Every culture knows and uses different kitchen herbs, condiments and spices for seasoning and refining local food. That is why we have divided our choice of culinary herb seeds roughly by the respective regional cuisines.
Medicinal herb seeds are seeds of plants which have been standing in a special relation to mankind since ancient times. These are, for example, medicinal herbs for preparing potions or ointments that are traditionally grown in monastery gardens. Medicinal herbs also refers to plants that provide ingredients for natural remedies or which are well suited as tea herbs.
Special useful plants
Although plants can simply look nice, these special and historically relevant crops and useful plants go one step further - they provide resources that can be used for culinary, technical or artistic purposes.
Difficult growing locations
Unfortunately, not every garden provides ideal conditions for growing your preferred plant varieties - and almost certainly, every garden will probably include some locations, with difficult conditions for growing anything, so it seems. In this category we therefore especially selected those plant varieties for you, whose natural habitats leave them exposed to extreme and difficult climatic conditions.
One for everyone: plant-enthusiasts, gardening-pros and the indecisive - we have created a huge selection of seed kits for you. The range includes: a set with all tomato plant seed bestsellers, a starter-kit to grow your first herb-, and vegetable
Seeds sorted by scientific name. For an easier retrieval of plants, you can also use our search function to find seeds by common name and properties.
We would like to offer you a space here for more in depth growing information, as unfortunately, the seed pack sachets often only have limited space for the most essential growing instructions relevant to each plant variety.
Seed sowing calendar
In this category you will find all our seeds put in order, according to their ideal seasonal sowing period for direct cultivation outdoors, adjusted as to correspond with the climatic conditions in Germany and central Europe. Depending on your home base, climatic requirements might vary slightly and may need further consideration.