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Why They’re Called Heirloom Seeds, and Why You Want Them

July 31st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea what made 'heirloom' seeds special (I just thought they were fancy tomatoes). It turns out, most of the commercially available seeds sold at big box hardware and grocery stores are infertile. They're designed to be infertile so that you - budding farmer that you are - won't be able to breed your own seeds and grow your own farm. That's where heirloom seeds come in!


Good Food: Gravelnuts Delivers Healthy Snacks That Taste Great

August 30th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For me, it's the trickiest. So when I had the opportunity to review a new line of snacks from a company named Gravelnuts, I snagged it. A couple of weeks later, a lovely bag of samples arrived at my door


Sharing Seeds with a Seed Swap

August 20th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas

You don’t need to be an expert gardener to participate in a seed swap. All you need is some saved seeds and the willingness to share them, and get free seeds in return!


Using a Cold Frame to Start Your Summer Garden

April 9th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas

Using a cold frame is a fantastic low-tech way to start your seeds for a summer vegetable garden. Even if you have a long growing season, you'll have your yummy veggies on the table earlier in the summer than if you wait to sow your seeds directly in the soil


The Beauty of Heirloom Seeds

March 10th, 2012 | by Chris Keenan

Heirloom seeds offer small links to our past that can feed us today. Their proven track record can help us grow safer, better tasting, chemical-free fruits and vegetables while we’re trying to be self-sufficient and a friend to Mother Nature


Take the Next Step: How to Grow From Seeds

March 5th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas

There are lots of reasons for learning how to grow seeds, but my top reason is that I enjoy it: seeds are beautiful and mysterious and I love the process of nurturing them through their stages of growth. It’s magical to propagate your favorite seeds successfully for generations! Just give it a try


Gathering: A Life Spent Saving Our Seeds From Extinction

January 12th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas

Thanks to the dedication of a few individuals who spent almost every waking moment devoted to saving our agricultural heritage by saving seeds, the tragic loss of that diversity is being mitigated. Gathering, Memoir of a Seed Saver, is the autobiography of Diane Ott Whealy, co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange. It is the story of her life and commitment to saving the seeds of literally thousands of unique edible plants, to ensure that they and their stories would not disappear forever


How to Get Those Pomegranate Seeds [VIDEO]

November 9th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

Pomegranate seeds are delicious. They are also incredibly good for you and have been linked various health benefits (sometimes falsely), as well as increasing libido. If you've never tried one these curious fruits, it's worth picking one up at the stores to give it a go, but getting at the seeds can be a bit tricky. The juice of the seeds show no relent for staining fingers and clothing and anything else. I was going to write about my trick for removing the seeds, but this youtube video does a better job than I can do in writing



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