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Welcome to Larner Seeds

Let us celebrate this land through appreciation of and growing of its native flora. Spend time in nearby natural areas, absorbing what surrounds you. What you see can provide a vision for your own garden. Help the native flora, and the fauna that evolved with it, find its way into your backyard, for a garden that is full of life, the particular life of your own part of California.

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Here at Larner Seeds.

The Larner Seeds Demonstration Garden and Garden Shop are open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Please email [email protected] to check our availability on a given Saturday.

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Living Seed’s curated varieties are selected for their vigor, flavor and adaptability.

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The Living Seed Company is family owned and run by husband and wife Astrid & Matthew Hoffman.

Our varieties are selected to be widely adapted, highly productive, non-GMO, extreme weather tolerant, disease resistant, flavorful and nutritious.

Organic French Breakfast Radish – Raphamus sativus

Our mission is to provide Southern California and the American Southwest with organic local seeds that have been acclimated to the range of microclimates we have so that growers can be as successful as possible. We believe in sustainable growing practices, seed saving, and healthy, local food systems. San Diego Seed Company works with a wide range of non-profit organizations and community gardens to encourage these sustainable practices.

For growers in Southern California facing drought conditions and changing weather patterns, this is more important than ever. The seeds that we grow in Southern California and the American Southwest should be adapted to our region’s unique climate conditions.

By purchasing these local seeds, you are supporting small-scale organic seed producers that are consciously choosing to plant, produce, and preserve the genetic heritage of produce in the United States. And, you ensure that rare heirloom varieties are continuing to be produced and preserved for future generations. As global warming continues to change our daily weather patterns, we must work to preserve as many plant varieties as possible to utilize in these varying conditions.

As you can see, the benefits of local seed production are numerous and an intrinsic part of sustainability. To produce food sustainably, we must grow plants that are adapted to our specific climate and can survive with the least amount of chemical and energy input. To do that, we must continue to plant and produce seeds in the very place where they are intended to ensure the cycle of life.

Thank you for supporting our small farm and our work providing locally produced, regionally-adapted seeds.