Encouraging home gardening and seed saving since 1986
Saskatchewan grown seeds
Founded in 1986, Prairie Garden Seeds is a small, family-operated seed company based in Saskatchewan, Canada, operated by daughter-father team, Rachelle Ternier and Jim Ternier.
Favas are fun and easy to grow! Broad/Fava Beans are Mediterranean in origin and so were the only beans grown in Europe until European contact with the Americas. Fava varieties range so much in diversity but few collections exhibit their diversity as ours do! They range in seed size from pea to toonie, and in seed colour from white, to yellow, to greens, to reds, to browns, to blacks! Dive in to the wonderful world of favas and discover the many ways the plant can be consumed as well. People have talked about eating the young leaves, young pods whole, fresh shell beans (raw or cooked) once the seeds are larger but not overripe, and the dry seeds rehydrated and cooked as a dry bean. The seeds themselves can be eaten peeled or not. They are also a valuable crop for maintaining soil fertility as they fix more nitrogen than other legume crops. They cross easily and must be isolated from each other if wanting to save pure seed. Like peas, they can be seeded as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring.
Grains & Cereals
Our collection of grains and cereals is probably the largest publicly accessible personal collection out there. Jim is a collector and so has accumulated varieties over the years, some of which are becoming of great interest to all of you in the last number of years! Check out the beauty and diversity that exists amongst a group of plants where we often only see a couple standard varieties. Of this collection, the diversity in our wheats is greatest, from einkorn wheats to spelts and emmers to species wheats to bread wheats and durum wheats! Pictured here is Warrior Barley.