~WE ARE SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT OUR SEED BANK HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY CLOSED ~
We garden organically and no-till. When we sow seeds, we simply lay out a row of compost and sow directly into it. The easternmost part of the garden contains our seed bank. Here we have rescued vegetable varieties that were brought from Germany by the Amana people and raised in their communal kitchen gardens. My wife Wilma and I are both native Amana folks, but we left Amana when we went to college, never thinking that we would return. Upon our return in 1977, we soon discovered that these wonderful old vegetable varieties were grown only in elderly ladies’ home gardens and would disappear forever, once the ladies were gone.
More on Amana history and gardening here: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/BlogPosts/GARDENING_THE_AMANA_WAY
THE_SHIPPING_CALCULATOR_FOR_SEED_ORDERS_IS_NOT_WORKING. PLEASE DISREGARD THE SHIPPING TOTAL. SHIPPING FOR SEED ORDERS IS $2.00 per order.
Our seeds are processed for us in mid-April by a local 4-H group. Seeds for the year will NOT BE AVAILABLE until they have been processed.