A variety of certified organic vegetable and herb seeds.
The sourcing of organic seeds is difficult in South Africa and we quickly started with the propagation of our own seeds. Sandveld’s search for advice on the production of organic seeds led them to Sativa Rheinau, a leading Swiss organic seed producer. They assisted with best practices for the production and storage of quality seeds. In cooperation with Sativa they also evaluated the suitability of different vegetable varieties from the Northern Hemisphere for cultivation in South Africa. Today they produce and import a wide range of certified organic vegetable and herb seeds for sale in South Africa. In compliance with Plant Protection laws, Sandveld Organics obtained the Registration as a Producer, Processor and Seller of Seed with the Department of Agriculture in 2002.
Sandveld Organics offers a range of certified organic vegetable, salad and herb seeds that perform well under organic cultivation. Their seeds are all grown in the open pollinated way and contain no genetically modified organisms whatsoever. Most varieties qualify for heirloom status defined by Wikipedia as ‘cultivars that are still maintained by gardeners and farmers particularly in isolated or ethnic communities’. Other heirloom definitions require a variety’s age to be at least 50 years or older, which also applies to most of our plant varieties.
Sandveld Organics have for years been importing and working with certified organic seeds from Sativa Rheinau AG in Switzerland (Certified by Demeter or Bio Swiss). Selected seeds are produced in cooperation with Jamaka Organic Farm in the Cederberg area; they are certified through SGS. Sandveld Organics has been registered with the Department of Agriculture as grower, cleaner & seller of seed since 2002.