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 »

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 »

Many different kinds of heirloom tomatos

I’ll be planting about 8 different types of Heirloom tomatos this spring, all of which will be great tasting, which is the one big difference between store bought and the ones you raise in your garden, taste. An heirloom tomato is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) cultivar of tomato. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available […] Read more »

Diatomaceous Earth in preserving seeds.

A Lot of info about preserving seeds, and just a little bit about Diatomaceous Earth but you don’t need to know to much accept that it is a good way to help preserve seeds from insects when freezing and other methods are not available.   For thousands of years people have been preserving seeds, and not […] Read more »