Seedy Events 2014


Just to let everyone know we will be offering our seeds at Red Deer’s Seedy Saturday March 1st, 2014.  We don’t have all the details yet but if you google it, you should get details.  I believe if you look at the ReThink Red Deer site, it will come up.  I believe also it is at Red Deer College.

We will be in Edmonton and Calgary as well March 15 and 16.  Calgary is on the Saturday and Edmonton on the Sunday.  Details are:  Calgary:‎  

What:  Calgary Seedy Saturday

When:  Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm

Where:  Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre, 1320 – 5 Avenue NW

How much:  $2 admission (we accept Calgary Dollars)

Edmonton:   EDMONTON Seedy Sunday
o DATE: March 16th, 2014
o TIME: 11:00am – 4:00pm
o LOCATION: Alberta Avenue Community Centre
9210 – 118th Ave. NW.

If you would like to preorder for any of the events you must do so by Feb. 15, 2014.  We will prepare your order for pickup and you will save shipping costs.  We also have potatoes at these events.

Thanks,  Denise and Yara


Address and new Catalogue

Hi there;

I have had enquiries as to how to get a hold of us and how to order.  I am working on the new offerings for the 2014 catalogue now.  There will not be any garlic until the fall.  I should have the catalogue out today or Monday if that fails.  I print these myself, so please, if you can download it and print off a copy for yourself.  My cost is about $3 each, so I prefer people have their own copy.  I hope you understand.

Address:  Box 127, Cherhill, Alberta  T0E 0J0  email:

If you want to order scroll down this page to the bottom, there is a link to the order form.  You can either print that off, and mail it to me with a cheque or money order to A’Bunadh seeds or Denise O’Reilly or you can email me your order and I will send you a paypal request. That is what is acceptable to this date.

Shipping is determined based on the packets and how many and weight.  Shipping for 3-4 small packets that fit in a regular envelope is $3.00 and it goes up from there.  If I cannot mail it in an envelope to stay flat, the rate jumps considerably, but I think it is better not to have the seed squished.  Shipping for larger packets is $12.95.  I do not charge or collect GST.

Hope that answers some questions.  If you have others, call me at 780-785-2622.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2014

crop xmasHello everyone who follows my web blog and thanks for all your support over the years.  I have been busy working out this year but will continue to do my best to supply new and specialized heritage varieties to the list of our offerings.

News for this year:  I will be teaching at the Master Organic Gardener’s course offered through the Stony Plain Multicultural center in Stony Plain Alberta in February and in September.  I am very excited about being asked and love to present to groups whenever I can.

I will be adding the new seed varieties when I can.  I have a few more kinds of tomatoes and many potatoes, so keep checking back over the next month for those.  I salvaged as much garlic as I could from the crop failures of 2012 and 13 and hope to offer it again in the fall or next year.  We see 2014 as a great garlic year.

I want to start a discussion on CSA’s and see if anyone is interested in that option.  I would look at the program as a viable option for our farm if there is enough interest.  A CSA is a Community Supported Agriculture program that runs like a share option for farm produce.  We have mulled it over for a few years.  We are interested in biodynamic farming as well and would love your feedback on your needs and interests.  Please comment below.

Again, thank you to everyone who has expressed interest and supported our seed business.  We look forward to a great year and wish you all the best.

Update to June

Hi there;

Thanks to all who received tomatoes and herbs.  They are now either all gone or planted.  I wish you all an abundant year.

I will be conducting a few mushroom hunts around Lac Ste. Anne County organized through the Darwell Public Library, June 18, 20, 25 and 27 from 7-9 p.m. in the evenings.  We will meet and hunt, learn and grow.  Anyone interested can contact them directly at 780-892-3746 or 3743 or email Sandra at

We are busy working on the garlic weeding patch and helping our daughter complete her off-grid home.  See for updates and pics.  Take care this summer and be sure to reap what you sow!


Tomato Plants

Hi there everyone;

I have a few of each of these if anyone is looking for varieties this year.  I will be trialing them this year and you can too.

Crnkovik Yugoslavian, large beefsteak, red, high yielding
Berkley Tie Dye – multicolored streaked 5″ beefsteak type
Bali – large brainlike fruits, all colors
Early Latah – small-med. early red plum tomato
Wentzell – dense fleshed, big productive beefsteak
Azoychka – large yellow slicer, productive
Mennonite orange – people say the best flavored of the orange beefsteaks, 5″
Garden Peach – small to med. sized, fuzzy peach colored fruits
Tasmanian chocolate – brown and green ribbed large beefsteak
Colossus – incredibly large productive plants, red beefsteak type
Andy Buckflat’s Wonder – red, early productive, resistant to late frosts
Mountain Princess – large round, red 4″ fruits
Cole – small to med. red fruit, early
Bearclaw – large flattish huge pink fruits
Pineapple – golden yellow marbled large fruity taste
Green Grape – best tasting grape tomato, ripens green
Anick’s Grandpere Rouge – red, 2.5″ round beefsteak, good keeper
Longkeeper – round, red, keeping tomato
And there might be a few others in there!

Let me know if you are interested.  They are $2.50 each.


Garden ventures….

Hi all,

I was out in the garden today and cultivated the other day.  Looking pretty good.  Things have dried up considerably.

I was out scouting for early Morels today and found a few, just poking their heads out of the duff.  So if you know what you are looking for, they are around.

Helped Mom with transplanting tomatoes, we did 125.  That took care of most of them.  She was doing corn and cucumbers and also has many musk melons that sprouted which she does not know what she is going to do with.  So if you are after melons or cukes or corn, let me know.

I took some photos and will do uploading tomorrow.

Talk to you all later,


Additions for Spring 2013

Hi Everyone;

Well, I have just gotten out of the garden and can see Mr. Fluet Onions, Multipliers, Egyptian onions and Dutch onions (like Multiplier).  As well, I have some Red Sun Shallots still in the ground, and some evergreen bunching onions.  I will part with some chives if anyone has need of them also.  Just email me at smileyo at xplornet dot com.

Also I have these as rootstock – Comfrey (Russian), catnip, spearmint and peppermint, lungwort and Pink mungwort.  If you want some they are $3 for each.

Also of course horseradish root to plant or use, Rhubarb roots to plant and dandelion root for those who want to cut and dry their own for use as a medicinal.

These are the seed potato varieties we have available.  Prices are listed on the site: Egyptian, Oma’s White, All Blue, All Red, Nooksack, Chieftain, Yukon Gold, Green Mountain, Red Pontiac, Cherry Red, Sangre, Bintje, Agria, Caribe, and Norland.

The garlic is coming up and so are the lilies which is great to see.  I will have some extra fresh herbs this spring to sell closer to planting time as well. We will have thyme, sage, savory, rosemary and oregano for sure, and perhaps a few others.  There should be tomato plants of our famously unusual and tasty kinds as well.

I can distribute Raspberry canes to those who want and can get a hold of an excellent black currant variety from a homesteader farmyard, brought here from Germany during immigration in the 1940’s.  It is very hardy for the prairies and an excellent producer.

I also have 3 kinds of Jerusalem Artichokes if anyone is interested, and one is Beaver Valley purple, one Carmen Heirloom white and one red(from the George Pegg Botanical Gardens in Gunn, Alberta).  Prices are as for onion sets.

Thanks for all your orders and interest in Heritage seeds.