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 »

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 »

Seed Saving Tips-Start with the Best

We’ve been saving our own seed for years now and that works out really well in that we know our peas, snow peas, beans, squash, etc. are adapted well for our northwest Montana growing climate, which is more than a little fickle and short.  The great thing about saving most seed is that it is […] Read more »

Saving Seeds From Your Garden

Being self sufficient not only requires growing your own food but also providing your own seeds collected from the previous years crops. These techniques have become a bit of a lost art to most people today who aren’t farmers because seeds can just be repurchased every year from the store.   The problem with gardens […] Read more »

Top Post-Collapse Barter Items And Trade Skills

Things to Barter and maybe a skill or two because in any type of collapse of the economy the chances of you preparing for everything is slim and you will eventually have to rely on others, and they on you. The concept of private barter and alternative economies has been so far removed from our […] Read more »