At Seeds Ireland we are passionate about providing high quality, organic, open-pollinated, non-GMO seed to all our customers. If you are unfamiliar with the term, open-pollinated seed is seed that comes from plants that are not hybrids or have not been genetically modified.
The benefits of using open-pollinated seed are that these seeds have generally been around much longer than F1 hybrid or genetically modified seed, and they have evolved with our environment, meaning the plants they produce are much more genetically diverse and have a much higher benefit to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Another benefit of open-pollinated seed is that if you save the seeds from plants grown with open pollinated seed, and plant them the following year, the same plant will grow for you, barring any cross-pollination has taken place. This helps to empower you to always be able to grow the plants of your choosing, and to keep plant genetics an open source, which we believe it should be.
Seeds Ireland is run by Brian and Stacey Faulkner. We have a love of gardening and growing our own food, and we are passionate about taking care of our environment. We monitor the germination rate of the seed we sell, to ensure that our customers have the best chance of success. We also believe in providing a quick and quality service. We started the business in 2020 when it was very difficult for Irish vegetable and flower growing enthusiasts to buy organic seed due to Brexit.
We want to make sure organic and open-pollinated seed is always available to Irish people who want to use it, and we want to encourage Irish people to use this type of seed. We hope that in the end, this business will have a positive impact on our environment, however big or small.
Thanks a lot for checking out our website. Happy growing :)
Stacey, Brian & Wilson!