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Now that January’s over and the garden dreaming has begun, it’s time to put pen to paper and create a garden design that is functional and achievable for YOU! That means one that is complimentary to your space, the amount of time you want to spend tending the garden and that gives you an abundant […]

Lessons are often abundant in the garden, but none so delicious as the ones learned in a Three Sisters garden. Created by First Nations communities in North American, the Three Sisters garden guild is one comprised of corn, squash and pole beans, planted together. The corn stalks provide a support for the beans, the beans […]

Sitting writing this post on a blustry winter’s day it seems hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner. Here in downtown Toronto, the sun is shining but the temperatures have dipped below -10C. As I nurse a cup of hot tea made from homegrown herbs, my mind is wandering to the season […]

Garden to table at its finest with sumptuous cookbooks to delight the eye and the palette! It’s no secret in our home that I am a cookbook collector. We have far too many that I’ve purchased new, thrifted or found in our Little Free Library and I make no apologies. There is nothing I like […]

No one more appreciates the magic of a garden more than children. Their constant curiosity, eagerness and tenacity make them excellent gardeners and joyful garden companions. The garden offers many teachable moments for young ones including the opportunity to get outside, connect with nature and get dirty. Here are a few of our top choices […]

Lettuce turnip the beet!! It’s no secret at the Good Seed that we are most passionate about urban edible gardens. From condo balconies and indoor sprout growing to front lawn conversions and food forests, organic edible gardens are transformative. Here are some of our top picks for the urban farmer: One of the best things […]

“Let blessings fall like blossoms all around you.” – Rumi As today is Thanksgiving for those living in the US, today’s gift guide focuses on gratitude for flowers. Whether they are native flowering plants, perennial plants or stunning cut flowers, having flowers in our green spaces help bring beneficial insects and pollinators to an edible […]

As Julie Andrews sang: “Raindrops on rosesAnd whiskers on kittensBright copper kettles and warm woollen mittensBrown paper packages tied up with stringsThese are a few of my favourite things” The Holiday Season is fast approaching and we at the Good Seed wanted to share with you a few of our most favourite gifts to give […]

August is here and so is an abundance of basil in the garden – what is there to do, but make pesto! Why make pesto? With the warmth of summer lingering and your basil plants growing at a terrific clip, now is the ideal time to make pesto. Traditionally made with basil, pine nuts, garlic, […]