Frequently Asked Questions


Heirloom Seed Vault Guarantee

Heirloom Seed Vault tests the germination rate and purity of all our seeds before packing them for your order. Therefore we are able to promise that the information about the germination rate we write on the envelopes is true. Keep the seeds in a dry, cool place so they keep better until sowing time. All the seeds we offer for sale have at least the regulated germination rate and have not been treated or have any other measure used on them.

Heirloom Seed Vault guarantees all our seed as being fresh and of the highest quality, however we cannot replace seed that does not germinate as we have no control over how the seed was planted or the conditions they are planted in, in respect to cold or hot weather, under watering, over watering, soil preparation and planting technique. Heirloom Seed Vault is committed to your vegetable growing triumph and wants all our gardeners to be 100% happy with our seeds. If you are dissatisfied please contact us so we can talk about finding a solution for you.

Heirloom Seed Vault Seeds Packs

Seeds are packaged in small envelopes that are 3″ x 5″. It is Heirloom Seed Vault’s hope that you will start your own heirloom seed saving and continue to use these envelopes to save your own seed. The envelopes are labelled with common name, botanical name, a variety description, basic sowing information and the germination rate. For full growing directions customers can browse the product descriptions and growing directions on this website.

Quantity of seeds per packet depends on the variety but at a minimum Heirloom Seed Vault tries to give enough seeds for an average home gardener. And we always put in some extra to keep you smiling. See our product descriptions to view seed counts.

Heirloom Seed Vault Shipping

We currently only ship within Canada. We ship your seed order out within 3 business days, so that you will receive as quickly as possible. With your continued support we will be looking at International shipping depending on Custom’s Seed Regulations going in to those other countries.