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Foreign and US Orders. Sorry, we are not shipping to destinations other than in Canada for now.

Number of Seeds in a Packet. Click on any of the crops on the left side menu and you’ll find the number of seeds in a packet at the bottom of the page. We never get complaints about not enough seeds!

Phone orders. Sorry but we don’t yet accept orders over the phone. You can send a cheque or money order through the mail if you don’t wish to pay online. If so, you can choose the Pay By Cheque option after you’ve selected all your seeds.

Shipping Charges. We expedite most orders in a padded envelope for a $10 shipping fee but if your order is for $16 or less, we wrap your seeds in a standard letter with a $2 shipping charge.

Questions? I usually answer emails and phone calls the day I receive them. [email protected] 1-250-537-5269

Printed Catalogue. We didn’t print a full description catalog for 2020 because almost all our customers now order through We’d be happy to email you a complete variety list (without the descriptions which you can read online) with an order form if you email [email protected]


Placed my first order with these guys on a Thursday and the order was shipped the following day. My package arrived in a very timely manner the following Monday. Very fast service and excellent seed quantity in the packets. Can’t wait to grow the 1000 year old tobacco, a wonderful and rare addition to the medics garden. Hiy hiy.

Amazing Seeds! I’ve ordered seeds just a couple of times and both times the seeds & then the plants have outperformed /grown any other seeds I’ve ever purchased. And the pictured zucchinis weren’t even the biggest! I started to pawn them off to strangers on the sidewalk, relatives, co-workers, neighbors. really anyone who made eye contact with me! I started a package of roma variety tomatoes one year, out of 45 seeds, 43 plants grew! So many tomatoes!


I’ve been buying from Salt Spring Seeds for over 10 years now. I have always received good products at fair prices — with prompt, careful delivery. They feature old favorites and exciting new varieties. Of course, some work out, some don’t. (You have to take a few chances to discover what grows best where you live.) It means a lot to me to support “clean” bio-diversity on a global and personal level. I’m just a small back yard gardener. But my family eats better by patronizing progressive small businesses that find & share amazing varieties of nutritious, delicious food. It’s a big win-win, in my book. Thanks Dan, please keep it up!

Great service to Van Isle and, in my case now, Gabriola. Dan has been at it ever since 60’s. The seeds are fabulous and this coming from a seedsman. Goodly amounts unlike some trendy seedcos. In short, these guys just can be beat.

Shop online for heritage and heirloom organic seeds from Salt Spring Island, BC. Buy seeds for Tomatoes, Quinoa, Amaranth, Oats, Soybeans and more, grow organic

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As part of our mission to help repair the world, we place a high priority on education and community outreach. Our intent is to encourage sustainable, organic growing practices through knowledge and support. We believe in the principles of eating locally produced food whenever possible, sharing gardening wisdom, and teaching people how to grow from seed.

Top Quality Assurance

We are proud to provide the very highest quality selection of seeds, and to maintain that quality through rigorous testing. Our independent, government-certified seed laboratory conducts regular, intensive trials to ensure that our seeds meet or exceed the Canada Number One germination rate. West Coast Seeds only offers non-GMO, non-GEO seeds, that are never chemically treated.

Community Support

Each year West Coast Seeds supports groups and organizations worldwide, through seed donations. We are proud to partner with a number of honourable causes, allowing us to promote sustainable organic growing practices. By providing seeds and materials in support of growing and environmental education programs, we continue to build community relationships and encourage others to join us in our mission to help repair the world.

West Coast Seeds: Untreated seeds for organic growing – hundreds of non-GMO vegetable, flower, and herb seeds and organic growing and sustainable farming.