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TAG : Seed saving

Heirloom Really Is The Perfect Word For Such Treasures

I’ve read articles over the last few years that bemoan not only use of the term “heirloom”, but also the growing of such “flawed”, imperfect varieties. Some say it has become a buzz term, used by some to command higher prices for seeds, plants, produce or the products made from them. ...

Bountiful Blossom Bagging

 Photo by Seed Savers ExchangeThe seeds of each well-loved heirloom cultivar are an unbelievable gift, because within each seed coat are the genes that make that cultivar unique: the incomparable taste of a tomato well-adapted to your community, the unbelievable color or form of a flower ...

Heirloom Corn, The Criminal’s Choice

I was robbed. Under cover of darkness, the gang attacked. Masked bandits carelessly rifled through my belongings, pillaging and breaking, leaving little untouched in their destructive wake. To make matters worse, I think they enjoyed the assault. Judging by evidence left at the crime scene, ...

Saving Miss Lucy

She’s quite the lady.  Strong and productive, even when adversity strikes.  Also, she has one of the biggest hearts around.  Miss Lucy is her name.  Well, it’s not her real name, but since the man who introduced her to me calls her Miss Lucy, I do the same.  Although she is a relative ...

How Seed Swaps Inspire Heirloom Gardening

A few years ago, my husband and I decided to leave the big city and move to my hometown. We didn’t know what to do once we got there, but we were determined to settle down where we could breathe fresh air, hear birds singing, and see the stars at night. One snowy weekend right before we ...

6 Ways to Cut Seed Costs

Are you getting ready to purchase seeds for your garden? I’m always amazed at how fast those little packets add up. When I go to check out I can hardly believe how much I’ve spent! Here are some ideas on how to save money this year and in the future!Don’t Throw Out Your Old SeedYou ...

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