The seed growers podcast episode  9 – Robin Tunnicliffe of Sea Bluff Farm

Robin grows vegetables and seeds  in Metchosin, British Columbia. Robin is also one of the co-owners of Saanich Organics – a collective of 3 farmers that run a  veggie box program and seed company. In this episode Robin talks about how she selects plants from her 10 acre vegetable farm and transplants them to a … More The seed growers podcast episode  9 – Robin Tunnicliffe of Sea Bluff Farm

Onions update

Onion update. This is what those onions I replanted for seed look like these days. Still a few weeks until seed. My next free online workshop is on Thursday May 19 at 2pm Eastern … It will be about harvest efficiency – more details coming soon!

The seed growers podcast episode  8 – Liz and Matthew of Muddy Fingers Farm

Liz Martin and Matthew Glenn farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. They grow vegetables for CSA and market and every year they grow a handful of seed crops on contract to seed companies. In this episode Liz and Matthew talk about how they started saving seeds hoping to improve some crop … More The seed growers podcast episode  8 – Liz and Matthew of Muddy Fingers Farm

The seed growers podcast episode 7 – Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed

Frank Morton is a seed grower outside of Philomath, Oregon. Frank runs Wild Garden Seeds with his wife Karen and the help of Victor Sauvie and Mark Luterra. They sell seed retail through a print catalog and online store, and sell seed wholesale to seed companies. We had a pretty long conversation so I’ve broken … More The seed growers podcast episode 7 – Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed

Saving bupleurum seed and dahlia tubers

Helen Skiba gets into saving Bupleurum seed and Dahlia tubers in episode 6 of The Seed Growers Podcast. Here are some of the highlights of the bupleurum seed conversation: • Planting schedules • Plant spacing • When seed is mature • Harvesting gradually through the season • Threshing and winnowing • Farm saved bupleurum seed … More Saving bupleurum seed and dahlia tubers

Blooming alliums

If you were a bee, wouldn’t you want to pollinate this flower? Here are some alliums in bloom These are chives! These are scallions! If you pay attention to the pictures you can actually see these beds are 5 feet apart from each other. There is a weedy bed between both allium beds. Chives and … More Blooming alliums