Have you ever wondered why carrots don’t go to seed at the end of the growing season? Carrots are one of those “special” vegetables that have “special” requirements in order to save seeds and be a sustainable veggie. Just by chance, I might be able to save some carrot seeds this year. Take a look […]
Happy Year of Pulses! The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has declared 2016 the Year of Pulses, so I’ve decided to do a blog series discussing what pulses are and why they are important. This is just one of many posts discussing the magical world of beans and other pulses. Beans are […]
Want to understand which seeds to look for to create your sustainable garden? Read this to understand the difference in the seed varieties being offered.
GMO, heirloom, hybrid, open pollinated…. so many terms so little time! Learn all you need to know here so you can make an informed decision on what you want to use for your garden.
Seed libraries have been in the news lately and some have even received notice that their activities may not be legal. Read this post to see how you can help Save a Seed Library!
In 1794, George Washington said that seed saving was an expected part of farming. While large commercial farmers may not find it practical, the home gardener will find it a meaningful and fun part of gardening. In this post, I review the four advantages of growing heirlooms so you can save seeds from year to […]