Rutabaga And Turnips – Brassica Napus In Your Garden

This is a Public Turnip Announcement. There are Rutabagas and there are Turnips. And  maybe you think they are the same thing and maybe you insist that they are different. I’m not here to tell you how you should use these words. I just want to make sure you’re equipped to save their seed. Because … More Rutabaga And Turnips – Brassica Napus In Your Garden

Brassica juncea – another crosser for your seed plan

Mustard greens are an easy choice for #seedsavingformarketgrowers Mustard greens are in the Brassica juncea species. I’ve heard that there is a whole world of Brassica juncea diversity out there including heading mustards and turnip root mustards and swollen stem mustards. I can’t vouch for those. But what I do know is that there is … More Brassica juncea – another crosser for your seed plan

Brassica Oleracea – That Wonderful Magical Animal

Ahhh, Brassica oleracea – That wonderful magical animal that brings us Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Collards, Kale, Gai Lan, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, and Cauliflower. All of these crops stem from the same leafy common ancestor. Farmers have been selecting away at them for the last couple millenia to bring us this current selection of Brassica oleracea. Needless … More Brassica Oleracea – That Wonderful Magical Animal

You Can Cut Your Arugula And Save The Seed Too!!!

Arugula is our first Brassica for #seedsavingformarketgrowers. I’ve chosen to start with arugula because it is the only crop of the Eruca sativa species. That means it won’t cross with any other Brassicas in your garden. So, you don’t need to worry about isolation distances for this one. If perchance, you’re growing more than one … More You Can Cut Your Arugula And Save The Seed Too!!!

Crossers Wanna Cross – But You Can Still Save Them On Your Farm!

It is now CROSSER time on #seedsavingformarketgrowers. Reminder – SELFERS are hermaphrodite flowers that predominantly self pollinate. Crossers are on the other side of the spectrum. These are plants that predominantly cross pollinate. Some are hermaphrodites and some have distinct male and female flowers. Whatever the flower structures, CROSSERS want to CROSS. Now at first … More Crossers Wanna Cross – But You Can Still Save Them On Your Farm!