Brassica is a family of plants with quite an extensive history! Over 3,000 wild species of brassica grow all over the world, but it’s especially in the Mediterranean region, the Middle East and Asia that the plants were first domesticated some 6,000 years ago. Brassica plants are all from the same family, but being a very adaptable cultivar, they have been developed over time for different purposes. Some varieties are cultivated for their roots (turnip, rutabaga), for their leaves (cabbage, kale), for their flowers (broccoli, cauliflowers, brussels sprouts) or their seeds (mustard, etc.). 

One of the most popular families of vegetables, especially productive in early spring and during the fall, brassicas make up a large proportion of our cool-season crops. All parts of all brassica plants are edible at any stage of growth. For example, you can eat the broccoli and cauliflower leaves, the turnip seedlings, the cabbage inflorescence, etc.

Brassicas are fairly easy to grow in a home garden. They grow best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. They are heavy feeders and need a lot of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, so make sure to provide your plants with compost or organic fertilizer at the early stages of growth and halfway through the season. In the garden, brassicas are best planted following legumes and followed by light feeders. Brassicas that are planted in the same location for two years in a row are more susceptible to diseases and the soil may become depleted of nutrients. Brassicas are overall an easy plant to grow, with pretty much the same general growing guidelines for all the members of this beloved vegetable family.

This assortment contains ten seed packets of the most popular and easy to grow varieties of brassica, adapted for our Canadian home gardens:


1. Broccoli, Calabrese, 250 seeds
2. Broccoli, Raab, Spring Rapini, 250 seeds
3. Brussels Sprouts, Catskill, 250 seeds
4. Cabbage, Golden Acre, 250 seeds
5. Cabbage Red Acre, 250 seeds
6. Cauliflower, Self Blanche, 250 seeds
7. Mustard, Southern Giant Curled, 500 seeds
8. Rutabaga, Laurentian, 500 seeds
9. Turnip, Purple Top White Globe, 500 seeds
10. Turnip, Golden Ball, 500 seeds

 

* These seeds will remain viable for 1-3 years ( depending on the variety) if stored in a cool, dark place, ideally between 4 and 10⁰C. After that, the germination rate may start to go down.

OUR SEED GUARANTEE

You know that a lush, fruitful garden needs good soil, frequent watering, and sunlight to grow, but it’s the seeds that really make the harvest.

Picked and bagged for 2023 the vast majority of our seeds have germination rates of over 85%. The seeds are all-natural, non-GMO, non-hybrid, untreated, and open-pollinated for seed saving.

We have put a lot of thoughts into the design and packaging of our seed packets. Our seeds are all carefully packed in food grade kraft paper/aluminium zipper lock bags, and then are shipped in eco-friendly padded mailers.

We heat-seal each of our seed packet for even more protection from moisture, odour and light, allowing you to store your seeds for up to 3x longer than paper or plastic. Plant them all, germinate some indoors, save some for next season - it’s up to you!

<tc>Notre garantie sur les semences</tc>

Vous savez qu'un jardin luxuriant et fructueux a besoin d'un bon sol, d'arrosages fréquents et du soleil pour pousser, mais ce sont les semences qui font vraiment la différence.

Cueillies et ensachées pour 2023, la grande majorité de nos semences ont des taux de germination de plus de 85 %. Toutes nos semences sont entièrement naturelles, sans OGM, non hybrides, non traitées et à pollinisation libre pour récolter les semences année après année.

Nos semences sont  soigneusement emballées dans des pochettes refermables, en papier kraft/aluminium de qualité alimentaire. Nos commandes sont ensuite expédiées dans des enveloppes rembourrées respectueuses de l'environnement.

Nous thermoscellons chacun de nos sachets de semences pour encore plus de protection contre l'humidité, les odeurs et la lumière, vous permettant de conserver vos semences jusqu'à 3 fois plus longtemps que dans du papier ou plastique. Plantez-les toutes, faites-en germer quelques-unes à l'intérieur, gardez-en pour la saison prochaine - à vous de décider !