Heirloom Seed Companies

A very nice long list of places to get Heirloom seeds. Here is a useful list of 40+ 230+ companies supplying heirloom / non-GMO / organic seeds. If health is wealth, then this page is solid gold! 🙂 Please share this important information. If you have any additions or corrections for this list, please let […] Read more »

Seed Companies Owned by Monsanto. Ones that are not.

A nice list of where to get Heirloom seeds vs the others, like hybrid and as the list mentions, avoid the Monsanto garbage, there hard to avoid sense there everywhere but it’s worth the effort to at least try. A List of Some Seed Companies Owned by Monsanto Or Sell Monsanto And Seminis Seeds – […] Read more »

Tips for Selecting This Year’s heirloom Seeds

Overwhelmed by all the crops available in seed catalogs? Use these tips to narrow your search and make the most of your limited garden space. By Rachel Tayse Baillieul Many gardeners spend the dark, cold days of late winter pouring over bright seed catalogs. Between the beautiful illustrations, enticing descriptions and inspiration of a new […] Read more »

Best Places to Find Heirloom Seeds

Grow a pest- and disease-free garden rich in diversity by paying attention to where you source your seeds. By Diana Williams It’s getting that time of year to start planting, if you can, go heirloom. Growing a bumper crop this year will depend on the quality of seed you plant plant. If you’re looking for […] Read more »

Learning Skills for your Modern Homestead

     The best way to start into homesteading is to just jump right in, pick something that your interested in doing and go for it. For me that was learning how to garden a bit better then I have in the past, and then we added a couple pigs and then some chickens. Later on […] Read more »

Organizing Garden Seeds

I thought this was a good idea so I thought I would save it. January 14, 2015 by Montana Homesteader I’ve been gardening for many years and until this year, never had a decent system to organize my seeds. I always used to keep all my seed packets in one big bag or box. What […] Read more »

Skills You Can Trade After TEOTWAWKI

People sometimes forget that the smallest and most convenient storage space is in their own heads. If you find yourself in the midst of a disaster and you need to either build or fix something, having the necessary knowledge and experience in your mind instead of in a book will hugely benefit your ability to […] Read more »

How to Scarify Seeds

Scarification means scratching, notching or wearing down by mechanical or chemical means, hard seed hulls to promote germination. In nature, this process is generally accomplished by exposing the seed to freezing temperatures. However, the gardener can reproduce the effects of nature by several methods. Some seeds have especially thick or hard outer coatings surrounding them. […] Read more »

HOW MUCH TO PLANT TO FEED YOUR FAMILY

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU PLANT TO FEED                            YOUR FAMILY?   Picture from http://shtfdad.com/much-need-plant-feed-family/ First step, Start Off with good Heirloom Seeds Do you know how much your family eats in a year’s time?  I am keenly aware of how much meat, poultry, eggs, […] Read more »

Harvesting Tomato Seeds

Nice information to have on hand. August 12, 2013 by Kristi As I mentioned a few weeks ago in my Harvesting Seeds from Your Garden post, saving seeds is one of my favorite ways to be sustainable. I love how from saving the seed to eating the fruit to saving the seed again brings us […] Read more »