From spring 2015 all the vegie seedlings we stock at BAAG will be either Certified Organic or grown using Low Environmental Impact Practices.
Everyone who knows us is aware of our commitment to sustainability and to growing your own produce. We encourage you to grow vegies for the health benefits and sheer enjoyment of working in your garden, the fun of swapping excess produce, the satisfaction of feeding yourself, family and friends from your own labours and the resilience those inevitable setbacks and disasters build! Our move to selling only vegie seedlings grown to organic principles or certified low environmental impact practices is another way we can promote sustainability. However, it is not just these principles that are driving this move, it is also our belief that the product is better suited to the home gardener.
Using well balanced natural fertilisers whilst eliminating synthetic pesticides, growth regulators and excessive nitrogen produces a resilient seedling. Naturally hardier with both top and root growth in balance, these seedlings are better adapted to life in your garden.
Many of the seedlings are heritage or heirloom varieties with all the flavours and aromas fruit and vegies should have, as well as being able to save the seed and grow them next year. A lot of modern breeding has been of great value, but for a fun yet pointed insight into the downside of modern breeding, read this article from The Atlantic
So to sum it up, our move to vegie seedlings grown to organic principles or certified low environmental impact practices gives you seedlings better suited to your garden, better for the environment and we hope will encourage you to give it a go and try something new.