Yesterday I went through my 2019 breeding notes from my Scotch Bonnet Remix project. I’m planning out what selections to grow this summer. (This was a cross between Scotch Bonnet peppers and some sweet Capsicum annuums. A cross that everyone tells me shouldn’t happen! Read more about the Scotch Bonnet Remix origin story here) The … More Planning out the 2020 Scotch Bonnet Remix breeding project.
Over the last few years, I’ve been running into Owen Taylor of Truelove Seeds at farming conferences. Owen uses the terms Seed Keeping and Seed Keepers rather than Seed Saving and Seed Savers. He grounds his seed work in the stories that come with the seeds. This approach to seeds has encouraged me to explore … More Seeds And Their People Podcast
Have you thought about your seasonal workload? On our farm, we grow vegetables for 500 weekly CSA baskets. We also grow seeds for an online store. These are very similar activities: We grow plants, harvest a crop, pack it up, and get it to the client. But these activities don’t happen the same way for … More The Opposite Seasons Of Growing Vegetable vs. Selling Seeds
Back in November, I showed you how to extract seeds from squash. (All it takes is an axe and vacuum cleaner.) Today let’s talk about how to dry those seeds! (I know I’ve skipped over the actual seed cleaning part but I can’t find any great pictures of our cleaning. We’ll have to wait till … More Drying Squash Seeds
Tonight I’m on Growers Live with Josh Sattin at 8pm EST. You can watch live on the No-Till Growers Youtube channel. Bring your questions about seeds, spreadsheets, workers coop, farming, crop planning … whatever you want to hear about! This is going to be fun! UPDATE: You can watch the recorded show here.
This is the journey of how the Tourne-Sol co-operative Farm seed scoop collection evolved. It is also a story about how most of what we know as farmers we’ve learned from other farmers. Our First Seed Scoops In the early Tourne-Sol years, we grew seed for our own use and for a couple seed companies. … More The Tourne-Sol Seed Packing Scoop Story
Next week, on December 12, Going To Seed turns 10 years old! Wow. When I first started typing these blog posts, I was but a learner. I wouldn’t say I’m a master now but I have learned so much. Today’s post is going to highlight 10 Going To Seed articles I’ve posted over the years … More 10 Years of Going To Seed