Browsing the "seeds" Tag

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!


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



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