One year ago I started writing about growing seeds. To celebrate this anniversary, I got a little crazy and changed the header picture and blog layout!
So, now’s the time for a little birthday review. Let’s look at
- Some post topics from the last 6 months (in June, I highlighted the first 6 months of going to seed)
- The 5 most popular posts of the year
- The 8 most-clicked pictures of the year
- And what might be coming in 2011!
Over the growing season, I wrote about growing to seed and/or saving seed of specific crops
- Brassica Seed
- Garlic (bulbils, varieties and harvest)
- Cross pollinated lettuces
I also wrote a series of posts about
And about a couple seed growers I’d visited
The 5 most popular posts of the year
- Garlic Bulbil Harvest
- Radishes Blooming and Pruning Lettuce
- Garlic Varieties and their Scapes
- Male Sterility in Plants
- Brassica Seed Harvest – Mizuna Time!
Some of the posts on the list don’t surprise me – folks definitely love garlic. Other posts I wouldn’t have expected to be this popular – the plant male sterility post was just a quick post to answer a reader’s question but also happens to be an important subject in modern plant breeding.
One recent post that didn’t make the top 5 but has been receiving a lot of traffic is How I Started Selling Seeds – Part 2.
The 8 most-clicked pictures:
1. Anne and Eric Nordell’s fields
2. Overhead micro-sprinklers
3. Brassicas blooming in a field tunnel
4. A rye cover crop beside some plowed ground
5. Crossed-up lettuces
6. Lettuces bolting under a field tunnel
7. A field of garlic
And what can you expect in 2011?
During the winter, I will write about planning your seed crop, and preparing and packing seeds for sale.
I also still have some more 2010 stories to share: pictures from visiting Greta’s Organic Gardens, cleaning brassica and bean seeds, and a couple other seedy topics.
If there are any seedy topics you’d like to read about, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you!
It’s been a great first year of blogging, and I imagine it will just get better.
Thanks for reading!