There’s a sweet spot to harvest seed between tea-perfect chamomile and shattered seed all over the ground. That sweet spot is a lot greener than you might imagine. I grab my trusty Korean hand sickle and chop the plants a few inches above the soil surface. I toss the plants all in the same direction … More That sweet chamomile seed spot
We ran out of time to build caterpillar tunnels in Novemeber.
So we built mini tunnels to overwinter crops instead! … More Mini Tunnels To Get Seed Crops Through The Winter
Hey Kids, do you have any arugula that looks like this at home?
Did you know that if you just leave it there, all those flowers will turn into seeds pods?
… More What to do when your arugula look like this!
This week I’ve been walking the Rainbow Tatsoi to select what plants we’ll be letting go to seed. Overall, things are getting very stable. Some solid dark leaves with a lot of purple stems. Some diversity in savoy texture. Very similar growing habit. But then I come upon this. I haven’t seen an individual this … More Genetic memory or chance encounter?
Nothing like a little sun after spending the winter in cold storage. Melts all those rutabaga worries away. Forget about those flowers you’ll be growing. Don’t worry about all those noisy pollinators that will be buzzing around. And don’t even think about about all the seeds that come after that. Right now, it’s time to … More Guided Spring Rutabaga Meditation
Seed cleaning is a science and an art. We use box fans and home made screens to get our seeds pretty clean. We do have some fancy equipment (like the office clipper) that offer more precision. But the most precise tool we have is our fingers Yes, once we’ve gotten seed as clean as our … More The Secret To Clean Beans
Over the years we’ve accumulated a few fancy pieces of seed cleaning equipment. The one we probably use the most is the Office Clipper from A.T. Ferrell. Please note – you don’t need a machine like this to save seed! For years we only used box fans and home screens to clean seeds. With these … More Cleaning Bean Seeds With The Office Clipper
This is the story of how my dream of breeding a black skin radish with red flesh came true! … More Living The Radish Breeding Dream