This video will show you exactly why planting hybrid seeds is useless for self-sufficiency.
More gardeners are beginning to reject one-size-fits-all seeds and embrace open-pollinated or heirloom seeds for biodiversity and nostalgia. Once threatened with extinction, many heirloom seed varieties were almost wiped from existence. Now, renewed efforts to not only preserve, but to prefer these seeds for home gardens and small farms have created a resurgence of popularity […]
‘Tis the season of seed and gardening catalogs. The first hint of possible warming weather is dashed by bitter winds and flurries of snow and gardeners sink into their warm couches to dream through seed catalogs. For a backyard farmer or homesteader, heirloom seeds are preferred because of the sustainability factor, among other reasons. Here […]
When you are growing an heirloom variety of beans (cow peas, or snap beans it doesn’t matter) it is easy to save the seeds from year to year. These are purple-hulled peas which are called that because of the bright purple-colored hulls they produce. You can eat these fresh as “green beans” or let […]