If you've grown some varieties that you really love, be sure to save a bunch of their seeds, both to grow again next year, and to trade with your friends/family.
One of the most common questions we get asked is where we order our seeds from. Our main writers are mostly based in Canada and the USA, so the following companies are based in these two countries. If you'd like to add your favourite company to our list, especially if you're from another country, please … Continue reading Organic and Heirloom Seed Companies
There are a few basic truths about living in a rural area: dining options tend to be limited; serenity will be disturbed by camping aficionados on summer holiday; and you will have mice in the house at some point.
Have you ever struggled with starting plants from seeds? Many seeds require direct sunlight to shake them awake and tell them to get growing already.
Stand next to a plant that looks bright, and green, produces something (in theory) that you might eat. Say hello. Do it in your head, if it makes you feel less silly. Feel less silly, anyway, when the person standing next to you is also talking to seedlings.
While you're putting together your shopping lists of vegetables and herbs you'd like to explore in this year's garden, consider trying some of the following greens. Some ancient plants may become new favourites.
Give me spring. Give me blustery, moorish mornings with ruffled robin feathers and lost umbrellas. Give me birdsong.
Now's the time to start seeds for growing zone 9b, so we've put together some tips and tricks for optimal seed-starting success.
8 friends or neighbours investing approximately $10 each can grow 32 different plant varieties by sharing seeds. Community seed banks are the ideal way for people to share resources to jumpstart food security initiatives.