The seed growers podcast episode  8 – Liz and Matthew of Muddy Fingers Farm

Liz Martin and Matthew Glenn farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. They grow vegetables for CSA and market and every year they grow a handful of seed crops on contract to seed companies. In this episode Liz and Matthew talk about how they started saving seeds hoping to improve some crop … More The seed growers podcast episode  8 – Liz and Matthew of Muddy Fingers Farm

The seed growers podcast episode 7 – Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed

Frank Morton is a seed grower outside of Philomath, Oregon. Frank runs Wild Garden Seeds with his wife Karen and the help of Victor Sauvie and Mark Luterra. They sell seed retail through a print catalog and online store, and sell seed wholesale to seed companies. We had a pretty long conversation so I’ve broken … More The seed growers podcast episode 7 – Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed

The seed growers podcast episode 6 – Helen Skiba of Artemis Flower Farm

Helen Skiba is a flower farmer outside of Boulder, Colorado who sells her fresh flowers through farmers markets, weddings,  wholesale and a flower CSA. Helen also sells dahlia tubers and dutch flower bulbs through her website. In this episode Helen talks about how she integrates saving seed into a cut flower farm for on farm … More The seed growers podcast episode 6 – Helen Skiba of Artemis Flower Farm

Farmer Book Club: flower seeds biology and technology

Flower Seeds Biology and Technology I haven’t actually read this book. In fact, I received it about an hour ago. There aren’t a lot of references about flower seeds out there and a few folks have mentioned this one to me. (In fact, Eric Budzynski just brought it up two weeks ago when we were … More Farmer Book Club: flower seeds biology and technology

I am the Cosmos

I am the Cosmos that wouldn’t bloom in July when the early flowers were heavy in the field. I am the Cosmos that wouldn’t bloom in August, when all the other Cosmos thought it was time. I am the Cosmos that wouldn’t bloom in September when everyone worries about early frosts that can cut short … More I am the Cosmos