This is a story about bees and how unexpected things can be exciting and about orange hot peppers.
After reading a few Going To Seed posts, you’ve decided “I want to be a seed saver!” But wait, there are so many seeds out there. What seed should you save? Let me guide you through a reflection and evaluation process to determine what seeds to save. Over the next couple of posts I will … More What Seed Should You Save?
If there is one part of seed saving I love the most, it is crossing 2 distinct varieties and unleashing a storm of diversity. I love working with the subsequent populations and seeing what happens after each generation of selection. I must admit that this love has resulted in boxes and boxes of seed envelopes … More How I Bred Rainbow Tatsoi
Great vegetables start with great seeds. Here are 7 reasons that can stop you from getting those greats seeds. This is the third post in my Why Save Seed series. You don’t need to read the whole series to appreciate this post but if you did want to, you can start the series here! 1. … More 7 Reasons You Can’t Get The Seed You Want
Do you wish you could hear more from plant breeders who are doing exciting work with with open source seeds? Well, Free the Seed is the podcast for you! Host Rachel Hultengren interviews different plant breeders who have pledged varieties to OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative). Rachel asks great questions and makes sure that her … More Are You Listening to The Free The Seed Podcast?
This is the second post in my Why Save Seed series.
On our farm, two tomato varieties were the foundation of our tomato production. They were both red tomatoes. They tasted great. They produced heavy yields. They were just … … More The Year We Couldn’t Get Our Favourite Tomato Seeds
Why bother growing your own seeds when there is so much other work to do in the garden? Today I begin a series to answer the question Why Save Seed? First up, will saving seeds save you money? How Much Does Seed Cost? On a small scale market garden, you might spend $500 to $1500 … More Should you save seeds to save money?