Tips for Growing a Garden in Drought Conditions

There are many areas of the country that experience very little normal rainfall while other parts may experience drought during longer term weather patterns. As we saw in the summer of 2012, dryer that normal conditions can significantly reduce crop yields and increase food costs. For the normal gardener stocking and planting drought tolerant vegetable […]

Winter Garden Growing Tips

Our Winter Garden Seed Kit is designed for planting in the colder months in the South and late and early growing seasons north to Zone 6. Gardeners in northern zones generally have the most success with the use of cold frames or greenhouses to extend the season. Southern climate gardeners have an ideal climate for […]

Fall Garden Growing Tips

Fall is my favorite time in the garden. With successive crop planting you can be doing all phases of gardening on the same day. Most all vegetables can be grown and actually do very well as the rains and the bugs have let up a bit. As long as you do not get an early […]

Summer Garden Growing Tips

Growing a garden in the heat of the summer can be challenging. The further South you live the summer rains will bring more bugs and fungus. In the rest of the country summer is the best time to grow your garden. To get the most productive output from your garden during these months, you’ll want […]

What Are Heirloom Seeds?

In my working and talking with people at the various shows and workshops we do the most asked questions about Heirloom, Open Pollinated,  Non-Hybrid and Non-GMO seeds.  Many people use the various terms interchangeably.  We have tried to put together a simple post to help educate others on the differences.  Heirloom seeds, heirloom vegetables and heirloom gardening […]

Spring Garden Growing Tips

Many experienced gardeners will start spring gardens under grow lights inside or outside in Cold Boxes. The rule of thumb for safely planting after the last frost is to wait until the first full moon in March. This timing will fluctuate based on your hardiness zone however. We have been very fortunate with the last […]

What Are GMO’s?

GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. Virtually all commercial GMOs are […]

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