With the complete shut down of the Canadian economy and many people struggling to make ends meet and provide food for their families, the rise in online sales of seeds to grow vegetables, herbs, spices and similar has exploded. Creating a shortage of seeds for many online retailers, which then increases the base prices and causes a bottle neck for the people that need them most.
Growing food in your own garden is a great way to offset your cost of living, especially as we head into the warmer months with lots of sunshine. In this article we have outlined below where you can buy seeds locally in the community of North Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Of course you can still buy seeds online from many places across Canada, but supporting local businesses is also key for all of us to be considering. Support local!
Where to Buy Seeds in North Vancouver
GardenWorks – 705 3rd Street West
Dÿkhof Nurseries – 460 Mountain Highway
Queensdale Market – 3030 Lonsdale Avenue
Maple Leaf Garden Centre – 1343 Lynn Valley Road
Pearson’s Home Hardware – 139 14th Street East
Loutet Farm – 1400 Rufus Avenue
Nancy Market – 1589 Garden Avenue
Stong’s Market Northwoods – 2150 Dollarton Highway
Of course you can buy some types of seeds at places like Loblaws, Thrity’s, Save-on-Foods, Safeway, Walmart, Canadian Super Store and similar but supporting small local mom and pop shops is the ideal way to purchase the seeds you need for your garden. Whether that be a little patio garden for your apartment condo, a larger garden for your home or similar.
Popular and somewhat easy vegetables to grow in pots are tomatoes, beans, lettuce, peppers, chilies, radishes, peas, spinach, carrots, cucumbers, and others plus tasty herbs are basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, mint, parsley, cilantro and chives.
What kinds of plants, veggies, fruits, herbs and spices are you growing?