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Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)
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Evening primrose is a plant native to Quebec. It flowers from June to September and gives off a pleasant fragrance. The yellow, edible flowers open in a few minutes at the end of the day, and close the next day before noon, hence its nickname ''beautiful of the night''. Every evening new buds hatch, and this, throughout the summer. Evening primrose attracts different types of moths as well as bees. Its edible root turns pink when cooked, earning it the nickname ''gardener's ham''. It is best to harvest the young roots (before flowering) for consumption to prevent them from being bitter. The sweet taste is reminiscent of salsify and parsnip. Young leaves can also be eaten. An oil rich in fatty acids beneficial to health is extracted from its seeds.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
NEEDS APPROXIMATELY 30 DAYS OF COLD MOIST STRATIFICATION FOR BETTER GERMINATION.Seeds itself and can become invasive but is very easily controlled and does not sucker.
Curly parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
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Curly parsley (Forest Green variety) is one of the herbs most used as an ornamental garnish. The leaves of this variety are varied, from very curly to a little more open. The plant is vigorous and resists well to our Quebec winters. You can eat it all summer long, and freeze it in small ice cubes for your winter recipes.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Petroselinum crispum
Common names: Curly parsley.
English: Parsley, persel.
Family: Apiaceae

***The vast majority of our seeds are produced on our farm. However, if the cultivation of a variety fails or if it is out of stock, we source from other seed companies to ensure an interesting selection. This is the case for this variety.
Aleppo pepper (Capsicum annuum)
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Also known as Aleppo or Halaby pepper, this red pepper originates from the city of Aleppo, Syria. With a rich and powerful fragrance with the fruity taste of grapes and spicy Cumin, it enhances the dishes of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. It is also described as "sweet, round and with a scent of the best sun-dried tomatoes but behind it gives you a good slap in the face! Radiationally dried and then powdered. Aleppo pepper has a moderate heat level of around 10,000 on the Scoville scale.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Capsicum annuum
Common names: Aleppo pepper, Aleppo pepper, Kirmizi biber, Urfa biber, pul biber, Haleb biber.
English: Aleppo pepper, halaby pepper.
Family: Solanaceae
Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
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Sea bergamot is a native perennial with fragrant pink flowers that attract pollinators and hummingbirds. It is found in meadows and open places. Its leaves like its flowers are edible and make delicious herbal teas. Choosing native species is choosing biodiversity.

***The vast majority of our seeds are produced on our farm. However, if the cultivation of a variety fails or if it is out of stock, we source from other seed companies to ensure an interesting selection. This is the case for this variety.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
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Lemon balm is a plant native to the eastern Mediterranean basin (Turkey) and found in all temperate climates on the planet. It exhales a sweet lemony scent when its leaves are crumpled. It is used in herbal tea, fresh or dried. The leaves, stems and flowers are the parts used. Lemon balm is a plant known since ancient Greece and used for its benefits against stress, insomnia and overwork. It is known to have antispasmodic, antiviral, digestive properties and effectiveness against anxiety.;Caution Lemon balm seeds require cold and moist stratification before being sown.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Melissa officinalis
Common names: Lemon balm, lemon balm, lemon balm.
English: Lemon balm
Family: Lamiaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
Cut the flowers before they produce seed. This will prevent seed dispersal. Lemon balm can become invasive by spontaneous sowing. Sow indoors at the end of March. This plant requires cold stratification in moist sand at least 2 weeks before sowing.
Ibis lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
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Graceful dark red lettuce, it is very resistant to the garden both in terms of temperature and insects and pests. Its leaves are crisp and wavy, and it is described as semi-Roman. She often makes a loose, disheveled apple. Excellent in taste. Rare. Thanks to Mr. Paquet for sharing it with us.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Lactuca sativa 'Ibis'
Common names: Ibis lettuce, semi-romaine lettuce
English: Ibis Lettuce
Family: Asteraceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
Resistant to heat and bolting.
Teff (Eragrostis tef)
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Teff is a cereal of African origin with very small grains. Its culture is ancestral, it has been shown that it was cultivated by the Egyptians at the time of the Pharaohs. It is the basic ingredient in the preparation of injera, a kind of pancake characteristic of Ethiopian cuisine, and Tella beer, a traditional Ethiopian beer. Its grains are gluten-free, which makes it an ideal cereal for people who must follow a gluten-free diet. Teff produces an abundance of tiny grains.
Thibodeau bean from Beauce County (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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Old dwarf cultivar from Beauce in Quebec, this bean is eaten fresh or dried. Its green pods are streaked with purple. According to many, it makes the best baked beans, but proponents of the Famille Boucher bean disagree. The solution? Mix the two.;The Beauce was a territory formerly occupied by the St. Lawrence Iroquois Nation. It would therefore be possible that it is a descendant of the beans that these people cultivated. When the First Settlers arrived, many exchanges took place between the two populations, and the beans were passed on to the newcomers. They, on the other hand, subsequently selected several varieties over many years, which favored the appearance of new lines in the varieties. The Thibodeau bean from Beauce County was found by Mr. Marc Warsha. It was actually Mr. Martin Roy of St-Zacharie, in Beauce, who gave him seeds. the cultivation of this bean goes back 4 generations, to Mrs. Thibodeau, from Beauceville, the great-great…grandmother of Martin Roy. The name, Thibodeau from Beauce County, appears for the first time in the catalog heritage seeds in 2003.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Common names: Thibodeau bean, marbled bean, heritage bean
English: Bush Bean
Family: Fabaceae
Jesuit House Garlic (Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon)
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**CAN'T BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE CANADA**When the Maison des Jésuites de Sillery, Quebec, began renovations, the gardener became concerned about the loss of a clump of garlic that had been growing there for years. He saved some bulblets that he took to Seeds of Diversity Canada. During the summer, we grew it. What was our surprise to see that the bulbils gave a large bulb of white garlic the first summer, and even a flower of garlic in September! And the flower of garlic appeared with multiple small green hairs of garlic growth. In addition, this garlic can multiply with several pebbles around the white bulb. In short, unknown name, nebulous origin, Jesuit garlic is an unknown variety that we are just beginning to know. Share!Envelope 100 bulbilsThanks to Kevin Bouchard for taking the time to share these bulbils.
Catmint (Nepeta cataria)
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Perennial plant native to the Mediterranean basin (probably Egypt), naturalized throughout Europe, the Middle East and America.;If its name evokes the cat, it is because the plant provokes a remarkable reaction in several felines which is characterized by a euphoric state accompanied by great excitement your animal will roll around, sniff and do funny things.;In humans, catnip is used more to calm restlessness and pain. It should also be mentioned that before the British Empire discovered tea in its Chinese colonies, catnip infusion was a very popular drink among Her Majesty's subjects. our farm. These seeds come from Jardin Vie-La-Joie. (Germination is slow and sporadic, so sow more than you need, in order to get enough seedlings)Scarification significantly increases the germination rate Gently rub catnip seeds between 2 (fine) sand papers without pressing hard as this may damage the seeds.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Nepeta cataria. L.
Common names: Catnip, catnip, catmint, chataire
English: Catnip, catmint
Family: Lamiaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
Germination is slow and sporadic. So be patient, and sow more than you need, in order to get enough seedlings. Removing dried flowers will encourage new flowering. Scarification significantly increases the germination rate Gently rub the catnip seeds between 2 sandpapers (fine) without pressing hard as this could damage the seeds.
Mullein (Verbascum tapus)
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Mullein, with very hairy leaves that are so soft to the touch, has been known for a very long time for its beneficial effects on the respiratory system, against coughs and bronchitis. We use the flowers, prepared as an infusion, or the leaves, which we smoke. It can be grown simply for its beautiful yellow flowers.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Verbascum tapus
Common names: Grass of Saint Fiacre, candle of Notre-Dame, flower of large candlestick, man, ear of Saint Cloud, tail of wolf or herba luminaria
English names: Mullein
Family: Scrofulariaceae
Malabar spinach (Basella rubra)
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The baselle is native to the Malabar Coast in the Indian peninsula. Used as a replacement for spinach, it likes heat and light, since it comes from southern regions. A climber with delicious leaves that we eat all summer long, it is as good as it is beautiful to look at. It can be grown both in pots and in the ground.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: basella rubra
Common names: Malabar spinach, Baselle
English: Malabar spinach, ceylon spinach
Family: Basellaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Malabar spinach is a tropical climbing plant, be careful not to take them out too early in the spring as they don't like the cold.
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
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This plant with beautiful silvery leaves, also called "Green Fairy", was used to make an alcohol which was, at the time, the muse of Verlaine, Baudelaire, Van Gogh and the Gauguins of this world. At the heart of controversies, fabulous stories and legends, wormwood remains a strong psychotropic to keep discreetly in your garden.*This year, we were unable to harvest wormwood at our farm. These seeds come from the company Jardin Vie-La-Joie

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Artemisia absinthium
Common names: Grande wormwood, Armoir
English: Absinthe, Wormwood
Family: Asteraceae

CULTURAL INFORMATION
Surface sow in mid-April. Do not cover as the seeds need light to germinate. Then transplant outdoors after all risk of frost.

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Short pruning in the spring allows the plant to regenerate, but wormwood tolerates pruning well at all times. Insect repellent properties.
Countess of Chambord bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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The Comtesse de Chambord bush bean is a very old variety (1880s) originating, as its name suggests, from the Chambord region of France. Its small pods with elongated white grains and excessively thin skin have a remarkable quality that makes it a highly esteemed variety. Branched and late plant.
Tomato Mon Plaisir (Solanum lycopersicum "Mon Plaisir")
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In 2016, a lady approached me at a Seed Festival, telling me that her mother-in-law had a tomato called Mon Plaisir which had long since ceased to be available in the catalogues, but whose seeds she kept and cultivated years later. years. We exchange contact details, then I forget the discussion until a few months later, when I receive a letter in the mail. Inside, a beautiful card with a paper on which were pasted about fifteen seeds. Those of the Mon Plaisir lost tomato. Here is what Ms. Frappier told me when I contacted her following her letter: "We used to order our seeds through the catalogs of WHPerron, and another company. I believe it was called Norseco. We produced tomatoes in greenhouses in Abitibi, in Matamic, near Lasarre. It was the Frappier greenhouses, in 1976. We made a few plants to sell, but it was mostly market gardening. I really liked these tomatoes- there they were making long bunches of beautiful cherry tomatoes. We stopped production in the early 2000s, and I would say I had been saving my seeds for 20-25 years already, because the variety didn't appear. no longer in any catalogue. I couldn't find it anywhere. I think it was replaced by the Sweet 100 variety, or Sweet mignon. I tried it, but I much preferred the Mon Plaisir.";So we the pleasure of making it available in our turn. Thanks to the Frappier family for saving this variety. Thanks to René Paquet for providing us with a vintage photo from the 1987 Semences Laval catalogue.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Solanum lycopersicum "My Pleasure"
Common name: Tomato Mon Plaisir
English: Tomato Mon Plaisir
Family: Solanaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER COSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimatize to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. When planting, lay the plants horizontally, arching them slightly to bring out the leaves upwards.
Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)
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Beautiful large perennial that can reach two meters, pink to purple in color. Gives the garden a touch of sensitivity by attracting pollinators who can count on a source of pollen and nectar throughout the summer. Generous flowering. Reseeds itself.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Alcea rosea
Common names: Passe-rose, Passerose or Primerose
English: Hollyhock
Family: Malvaceae
Tomato Ice Grow (Solanum lycopersicum)
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Beautiful red fruits, almost round, about 10 cm, but not very regular. Very good flavor. Its name comes from the fact that it had to endure hail. Cultivated by Mr. Guy Bourgeois, market gardener in Ste-Dorothée, Laval, in the 1950s and 60s, to be sold at Bonsecours Market, a former public market in Old Montreal. Thanks to his daughter Suzanne for transmitting seeds. They were given to us by René Paquet who got them from Antoine D'Avignon, one of the pioneers in Quebec of saving ancestral seeds.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Solanum lycopersicum 'Ice Grow'
Common name(s): Tomato 'Ice Grow'
English: Ice grow tomato
Family: Solanaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day.
Chervis (Sium sisarum)
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The roots, whose very sweet taste is reminiscent of parsnips, are eaten cooked. Popular even at the royal table until the 17th century, the chervis gradually fell into oblivion. It was probably a victim of the success of carrots or beets, the selection of which underwent spectacular improvements over time. But for the permaculture vegetable garden, it's a must! Easy to grow, the soft white flesh of its roots will make it popular again. Harvesting can be done in early spring before the plant has started growing or in the fall. Like the carrot, a first frost can make the roots sweeter. Harvest time is also the time to divide the plant for the next season. *Must have a cold period in the refrigerator, see information below.;Here is a recipe from 1460"Take skirrets, parsnips and apples, and parboil them. Make a batter of flour and eggs. Cast ale, saffron and salt into it. Wet them in the batter and fry them in oil or in grease. Pour on almond milk and serve it forth.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Sium sisarum
Common names: Chervis, berle des bergers, chirouis, girole
English: Skirret
Family: Apiaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
The chervis likes to have its feet cool and the development of its roots requires regular watering. Also, mulch the feet as soon as the temperatures warm up. And do not hesitate to water!
Canabec Pink Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum "Canabec Pink")
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This tomato was developed in 1975 by agronomist Roger Doucet at the Saint-Hyacinthe agricultural research station. It produces pink, round, medium-sized fruits. It was created to meet the climatic conditions of our regions. It is therefore early, productive, and relatively compact despite its indeterminate growth.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Solanum lycopersicum "Canabec Rose"
Common name: Pink Canabec Tomato
English: Tomato Pink Canabec
Family: Solanaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimatize to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. When planting, lay the plants horizontally, arching them slightly to bring out the leaves upwards.
Tomato Quebec #13 (Lycopersicon esculentum "Quebec #13")
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This tomato variety was developed in the early 1950s by geneticist Professor Joseph-O Vandal. He worked at Laval University for more than 30 years and he is the father of several horticultural varieties that are resistant in our climate. The vigorous plant produces very early, medium-sized dark red fruits. This exceptionally tasty tomato has far fewer seeds than the conventional tomato and has a very thin skin that peels well. It should be eaten within a few days of harvest because it does not keep as long as store-bought tomatoes.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION
Latin name: Lycopersicon esculentum "Quebec #13"
Common name: Quebec Tomato #13
English: Quebec #13 Tomato
Family: Solanaceae

MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Gradually acclimatize to outdoor conditions about 10 days before planting by taking them out during the day. When planting, lay the plants horizontally, arching them slightly to bring out the leaves upwards.