Shipping Rates & Taxes

Orders are shipped via Canada Post Expedited Parcel Post, unless Express Shipping is requested in which case our customer service department will contact you with a quote.

Please allow a reasonable time for orders to reach you. If you feel your order has been unduly delayed, please check with your local post office before contacting us.

Oversize Postal Surcharge: Due to the weight and/or dimensions of some products, those products incur an additional postal surcharge. That surcharge is indicated on the product page and is added to your order upon checkout.

Perishable Product Postal Surcharge: If your order includes Spring Garlic, Onion Sets, Potato Sets or Asparagus, you will be charged an additional $6.95 perishable surcharge upon checkout. This amount is only charged one time regardless of how many perishable products you may purchase.

Shipping Times of Perishable Products: We do our best to ensure that you receive your product at the proper time for planting. Perishable Goods requiring spring planting including Spring Bulbs and Perennials, Shrubs, Potatoes, Onions Sets, Garlic Sets, and Berries will begin shipping in late March/early April, commencing with customers located in the higher hardiness zones. Starter plants are shipped at the end of April and the beginning of May. Sweet Potato slips are shipped in early June. Fall Bulbs and Perennials and Fall Garlic will begin shipping in mid-September commencing with customers located in the lower hardiness zones. For those ordering after these shipping dates, you can expect delivery approximately two to three weeks after you have placed your order (most locations), unless we consider it still too early for your region.

Shipping Rates

The shipping charges below apply to each shipping address. No shipping and handling is charged when you purchase only a Gift Certificate.

Total OrderAdd
up to $15.00 $5.45
$15.01–$40.00 $7.95
$40.01–$70.00 $9.95
$70.01–$100.00 $11.95
over $100.00 $13.95

Taxes

Customers who are residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and the Territories pay 5% GST. Customers from Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. pay 15% HST and customers from Ontario pay 13% HST.

GST/HST is payable on all items including shipping, handling and surcharges except zero rated items (see below).

Zero Rated Items: Revenue Canada does not require GST/HST on large quantities of vegetable seeds. The following is the definition of the items deemed Zero Rated (i.e. no GST).

  • Peas, beans and corn only in sizes over 5kg and/or count sizes greater than 20,000 seeds.
  • Small seeds (vegetable seeds other than peas, beans and corn) in sizes over 125g and/or count sizes greater than 2500 seeds.
  • Onion sets, garlic sets and potatoes are also Zero Rated. (i.e. no GST/HST)
  • Gift Certificates.

If you have questions concerning taxation, please contact us.