Early December marks the beginning of one of the most joyous times of the year, in my book: Seed Catalog Season! Is there anything better than settling in by a briskly snapping wood fire, with a morning cup of coffee, and catalog full of tantalizing descriptions of yet-untried heirloom varieties for next year’s garden? Here’s […]
When I started trying to plant seeds, I would look at the climate map and wonder exactly what zone we lived in. In the, we were either sub-tropical or temperate. The only problem was that these have almost exactly opposite planting times! Here’s what I figured out.
Sometimes you are very lucky and come upon a wonderful and exciting new seed or maybe just found it one sale. Many people just save their own seed or are creating a breeding program. However, you will not able to plant the seeds until next year. You will need to protect your seeds to keep […]
Start your seeds inside to get a head start on your gardening!
You probably don’t realize just how many seeds you actually eat. It might not have occurred to you that when you are eating chili, those kidney beans are actually seeds! The seeds we eat span across almost all types of vegetative categories. Legumes, grains, nuts, and even flower seeds are all something most people enjoy.
Seed storage requires low temperatures, humidity and dim to no light. Always store seeds from your best plants. I don’t store seeds from hybrids as they are inferior plants and don’t usually reproduce well. Learning how to store seeds makes you a sustainable gardener.