Dill and Cilantro just want to go to the seed.

Dill and Cilantro just want to go to the seed. But does that make them great candidates for #seedsavingformarketgrowers? For a  home garden – I think  it’s a definite YES (Unless they’ve already self seeded so effectively that you never have to buy or save seed again!) I have a few reservations recommending saving Dill … More Dill and Cilantro just want to go to the seed.

Can Market Growers Save Their Sunflower Seeds?

Are sunflowers good for #seedsavingformarketgrowers? 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 There’s the squirrels, the birds, and the children tearing up those mature heads to get the seeds. But you can work your way around that by covering the flowers once they start to set seeds with onion bags. You can also cut the seed heads and set them to  … More Can Market Growers Save Their Sunflower Seeds?

Love In The Mist

Love in the mist – what an aptly named plant – whimsical wispy mist leaves surroundings a lovely seed pod. Like something from another planet. I came upon Nigella damascena when I apprenticed at Orchard Hill Farm. I’d been saving vegetable and herb seeds for a few years. But had done little with cut flower … More Love In The Mist

Oh, how I would like to be your Amaranth guide.

Oh, how I would like to be your Amaranth guide. To walk you through A. cruentus,  A. hypochondriacus,  and  A. caudatus by way of A. tricolor and those other Amaranth species.. I would like to tell you which Amaranths have hanging flowers and which stand up straight. Which have white seeds and which black. And … More Oh, how I would like to be your Amaranth guide.

Cucurbit Cheat Sheet

Here’s a Cucurbit cheat sheet for #seedsavingformarketgrowers These are the 6 most common cucurbit species in market gardens. If you grow two crops of the same species. They will cross pollinate together. For better or worse. (In the case of Squash – mostly for the worst.) But if you grow two cucurbits of different species … More Cucurbit Cheat Sheet