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

The seed growers podcast episode 2 – Marie-Claude Comeau of Ferme La Radicule

Marie-Claude Comeau of Ferme La Radicule grows certified organic seed with draft horses in Manseau Québec. All her seed is sold on contract to retail seed companies. In this episode Marie-Claude talks about why after working on vegetables and seed farms for a few years, she chose to focus solely on seed crops. How she … More The seed growers podcast episode 2 – Marie-Claude Comeau of Ferme La Radicule

After the thaw

When the snow thaws, last year’s remaining zucchini’s are revealed. Once giant fruit – now frozen shattered cells on the verge of jelly. Kind of like some of the files you find as you dig into the deeper levels of your computer archives. The lingering traces of once mighty projects – now but a pile … More After the thaw

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

Moschata Is Your Squash For Easy Seed Saving

If you really want to save squash seed in your market garden, Moschata is your squash. Compared to Pepo and Maxima squash, there aren’t that many Moschata varieties out there. Mostly the butternut clan. And until recently there weren’t even that many butternuts available in seed catalogs. Moschate also have 5 sided stems but the … More Moschata Is Your Squash For Easy Seed Saving