Growing a garden at home is a rewarding and economical way to connect with your food and learn about the land you live on. There are many sources for vegetable seeds, but most seed companies cater to commercial farmers. Cubit’s Organics is a small organic seed company based in Toronto, Ontario. The urban location of the company and its focus on small scale home grown gardens makes it a unique source for seeds.
Cubit’s was started by Laura Watt, an artist, mother, and entrepreneur. She began the company as an accomplished home gardener with small business training. Laura explains, “I really enjoy growing my own food and sharing what I grow with my family and friends.” She focuses on seeds that work well in her urban garden, making Cubit’s a great source of seeds for other small-scale gardeners who are interested in heirloom varieties.
Laura balances her work with Cubit’s while also caring for her young daughter. To make sure she can get everything done, she makes lists of things she can do with her daughter and things she can do while her daughter is napping. She tests the seed varieties in her own garden and gardens around Toronto to ensure quality and also to photograph the different plant varieties. Cubit’s seeds are primarily sold in an online shop, but Laura also sells some seeds locally. Her husband, Ryan, also helps with package design and branding.
Laura emphasizes the importance of organic seeds and growing organically as “one of the best things you can do for yourself and the environment.” She notes that, “In home gardens there’s just really no reason not to grow organically. It’s not difficult, a little research will often be enough to trouble shoot a pest problem.” Cubit’s Organics can help you get started growing organically at home.
All photos courtesy of Cubit’s Organics