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Tag: seeds

Gathering: A Life Spent Saving Our Seeds From Extinction

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]

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.

Fall Garden: Growing from Seed

This time around, instead of buying plants, I decided to start my fall garden from seed!

Since I’ve never grown from seed before, I needed to figure out how to grow everything I planted. In case any of you picked up seeds similar to mine, I thought I’d share what I learned!

Eco-friendly Eggshell Seed Starters!

If you have some eggshells ready to go out to the compost, grab em’ and I’ll show and tell you how to make eggshell seed starters! The first of my “how-to” series, by Cait Scott

Chia Seeds: Superfood Recipes from Readers

Yep, the very same chia seeds that you use to create awesome Chia Pets are actually a healthy source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and a number of other vitamins and minerals. Not only that, they’re pretty darned tasty!