Escarole Seed – Selfer with a couple challenges

Escarole is the last Selfer we’re talking about for #seedsavingformarketgardeners Escarole might be bitter and beautiful and have many similarities to chicories. But Escaroles and chicories are not the same thing. Escaroles are selfers that barely cross.(Almost Superselfers like lettuce – I think) They tend to come in shades of green with not much of … More Escarole Seed – Selfer with a couple challenges

The Gulf Between Radicchio Lovers & Haters

The gulf between cilantro lovers and cilantro haters seems minuscule  compared to the chasm between Radicchio lovers and haters. John Navazio told me the secret to bring folks over the chasm is to put a little sugar in your vinaigrette. He said the sweetness tricks folks into enjoying bitterness and over time they will see … More The Gulf Between Radicchio Lovers & Haters

Plant Seed Crops on Time – Seed Production Planning Part 4

This is the fourth part of a series on crop planning for seed production. Seed production planning part 3 covered calculating how much to grow to meet your farm and marketing demands. The next step is choosing when to plant your seed crop to get a reliable seed harvest. (Most of this article was originally … More Plant Seed Crops on Time – Seed Production Planning Part 4