Where can I get Marrow Seed?

Question: I used to grow marrow, but with moving I no longer have a source of seed. We have been trying to find this seed. We know the color of the seeds were a dark red, I think.

Answer: Some nurseries carry marrow seed including Early’s Farm & Garden Centre in Saskatoon. They can be reached at 306-931-1982 or by writing to them at 2615 Lorne Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S5. They will mail the seeds to you.

If they do not have the variety you are looking for, you might be interested in becoming a member of Seeds of Diversity. If is a non-profit group of gardeners from coast to coast who save seeds from rare and unusual garden plants, for the purpose of preserving the varieties. Members save seeds and share them with other members.

The cost of membership is $25.00 for regular membership and $20.00 for those on a fixed income. The membership gives you a subscription to their magazine which, is published three times a year; and a seed exchange directory, which lists the seeds offered from member-to-member. Their membership year runs from January 1 to December 31, so now is a good time to join.

Seeds of Diversity can be contacted at Box 36, Station Q, Toronto, Ont. M4T 2L7. Phone toll free at 1-866-509-seeds (7333). email office@seeds.ca .