How do I pay for my purchases?
We accept paypal, as well as all major credit cards through paypal (No paypal account required to pay). We also accept money orders, money orders should be sent to Mad River Seeds P.o. box 273 Ardenvoir, WA 98811 Please include your email address with the money order so we can contact you to confirm that we have received it, as well as update you when your order is on its way.
What are heirloom vegetables?
Heirloom, or "open pollinated" plants will grow from seed true to type, meaning that if seeds are saved from a heirloom variety, they will grow to produce a fruit that is identical to the parent plant.
Why grow heirlooms?
Our vegetable diversity is dissapearing fast! in the last decade or so, we have lost about 90% of our heirloom vegetable diversity, and when a variety goers extinct, it is gone forever. By growing heirlooms you can ensure that the varieties you grow can be grown year after year, as well as acclimate to your climate and location. Growing heirlooms puts the power of seed in your hands.
Do you grow any hybrids?
No. We do not. We are by no means anti hybrid, as hybrids do have their place, hybridization ensures that you have to go back and buy new seeds every year, all our seeds are heirloom, so you can buy them once, and grow them forever if you choose to do so!
What kind of fertilizer do you use? Pesticides?
We do a lot of our own composting, and source organic manure from a select few farmers to grow our vegetables in. We believe that the BEST fertilizer is the farmers shadow, the only fertilizers we use are organic worm tea that we make here on the farm, as well as a solution made from water and Comfrey leaves (when plants are in bloom). As far as pesticides go, we use companion planting, and careful inspection of our plants which keeps us pest free for the most part. In a emergency situation, we will use a little bit of organic NEEM seed oil which is 100% natural, and very effective.
I am an international buyer, and the shipping is going to be expensive!
Ecrater's shipping matrix is difficult to navigate, so often times shipping will not be calculated correctly. Most seed orders can be shipped just about anywhere in the world for under $3.00 should you have any questions, or hardship figuring out shipping conact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you a quickly as possible, usually not more than a few hours.