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Welcome to the website of the Prince Edward County Master Gardeners.  On this page we’ll post news items and updates.  As always, if you have a question, write to us, just click on the Contact Us button at the top.

PEC Master Gardeners announce suspension on New Memberships until Spring 2021:

Due to the overwhelming interest in gardening during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had an unprecedented number of applicants. We are unable to support further new members at this time because of the changes in volunteering opportunities due to the pandemic. We are therefore suspending our memberships until the spring 2021. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, please contact us and we will be pleased to place your name on the waiting list.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

June 2020 – We now have copies of the new “Grow Me Instead”   booklet from the Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

If you would like one, just send us an email with your name and address to: pecmastergardeners@gmail.com and we will be happy to send one to you.

Or, you can download a copy   Grow Me Instead -Southern Ontario 2020

 

 

 

Winter is the time gardeners are pouring over their seed catalogues and planning this year’s garden.  In Ontario, we’re lucky to have so many excellent sources for seeds. You’ll be the most successful if you pick the seed companies that are closest to where you live, or in the same growing region as you. However, you can still have success ordering from a company farther away, but you’ll have to be careful not to order a plant that isn’t in your growing zone. If you’re not sure what growing zone you’re in, go here, type in your location and  the Landscape Ontario will find it for you.

Here’s a few seed catalogues to get you started, many of them are happy to send you their seed catalogue for free:

William Dam Seeds William Dam Seeds is a family-run company located just outside of Dundas, Ontario, supplying small farmers and gardeners in Canada with seed for food, flowers and soil building. They are proud to offer a varied catalogue of many different seed varieties that are not chemically treated, and some of the seeds are certified organic as well. Download their 2020 catalogue here

Richter’s is your go-to for everything herbal. Located in Goodwood, Ontario, Richters has been growing and selling herbs since 1969. Check out their online catalogue or request a copy to be mailed out.  Download their catalogue here.

Natural Seed Bank is an online retailer of garden seeds. They sell various organic and untreated garden seeds. Located in Port Hope, Ontario, Natural Seed Bank is 100 percent Canadian owned and operated. All of their seeds are non-GMO and untreated, and many selections are organic. They’re committed to never selling GMO products.

Veseys is one of the premier seed, bulb and garden supply sites in North America. Located on Prince Edward Island, Veseys has 75 years of history providing products, services, and advice to gardeners.  Be sure to head over and subscribe for your free catalogue. They put on many fantastic specials, have quality products and outstanding customer service. Request a catalogue.

OSC Seeds Ontario Seed Company from Kitchener, ON, features a selection of high-quality seed packets, perfectly suited for the Canadian climate and ready for planting in your garden. Their full line of products includes 30 herbs, 250 vegetables, 240 annuals and 100 perennials & biennials. Request a free catalogue

Terra Edibles  is located in Foxboro, Ontario and are pioneers in heirloom vegetable and flower seeds.  They have been around since 1993 and can often been found at Seedy Saturday and the Peterborough Garden Show. Download a printer friendly version of their catalogue here

 

Send us your questions, or comments, or photos, keep in touch.

Take care, stay healthy, stay six feet apart, wear your mask and wash your hands.

Happy Gardening.