By The Natural Gardening Company The Seed Industry’s Annual Cycle Like the crops you grow at home, most commercially available seeds are planted in the spring, grow during the summer, and are harvested and cleaned in the fall. After cleaning and processing, the seeds are tested for germination and purity to insure they meet certain … Continue reading Seed-Buying Tips from a Professional Seedsman
Why We Garden! Part 1 By Cynthia Brian Bare-root roses are now available in nurseries and garden centers. In the blustery cold of post holiday days, I found myself wandering my landscape bundled against the chill in a warm down jacket, faux fur hood, and two pairs of gloves. The winds were intense. Tree limbs … Continue reading Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
It might not be easy to get perfect soil but you can make your soil a little more useful. By adding organic material and constantly working your soil, you will improve it but it can be a slow job that takes many seasons. Plants need air for their roots, water and nutrients - the basic … Continue reading Mr Digwell’s podcast: improving garden soil
Research from the University of Copenhagen now suggests that the war on weeds can be conducted more sustainably by adjusting sowing patterns and crop density. In conventional farming, the most frequently used herbicides for weed control have a negative impact on the environment. On the other hand, organic farmers enlist machines to battle unwanted growth. … Continue reading Crops can do their own weed control
(This is great! Knowing where your seed comes from is essential!!! mrjonmoore) PATTARAWADEE SAENGMANEE Choncharoen farm showcases vegetables and flowers at its biannual fair After four years of complete renovation and replanting, Thailand's largest seed distributor Choncharoen Farm has once again thrown its gates wide to welcome the public to the 2015 edition of the … Continue reading Ripe for the picking
January 13, 2015 @ 12:40 pm By Samantha Hurst Eco and sustainability visionaries are joining forces in groves with Sustainability Partnerships, a growing eco cooperative comprised of sustainability projects and visionaries; a non-profit, and a Pay It Forward company located in Los Angeles, California. The cooperative is donating 1 Million equity shares to support new … Continue reading Eco Visionaries Unite With Sustainability Partnerships to Yield Support, Funding, & Fruitation For Various Projects
TRUCKEE, Calif. — One of the primary roles of public libraries is to respond to the specific resource needs of their communities. Sometimes those needs result in unexpected services, such as in Alameda and Richmond, Calif., Basalt, Colo., and LaCrosse, Wisc., where seed-lending libraries have emerged to serve their residents. At seed libraries, patrons “check … Continue reading Future of libraries: Sowing the seeds of agri-terrorism?
By Kathy Huber As an Ohio farm boy, Joe Novak had daily chores - caring for livestock, milking cows. But his interest in growing food crops became his life work. "I was in charge of the vegetable garden, about two acres," the retired Texas A&M and Louisiana State University professor says. "I used it to … Continue reading Consider growing cool- and warm-season crops