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Let’s Go to Seed School – Part 3

In this, our last installment about Seed School we explore the economic and political makeup of seeds in our world. For me, this is the real reason we need to save seed and preserve species. On our final day, we … Continue reading

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Let’s Go to Seed School – Part 2

We’re back with more about our week in Seed School. (In case you missed the first post, click here.) Later in the week, we delved more into the wonders of seeds with dissection, genetics and seed cleaning. So…let’s go to … Continue reading

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Let’s Go to Seed School – Part 1

I had the pleasure of participating in a 6-day workshop all about seeds, presented by the folks at Native Seeds/Search. More than 30 gardenerds gathered to learn as much as we could, and we were not disappointed. We covered everything … Continue reading

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YouTube: Best Seed Catalogs for 2014

Warning: this video can lead to excessive spending and an overabundance of seeds in your collection. It’s true, after making this video, I visited the websites for most of these seed catalogs and had a glorious time spending money on … Continue reading

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YouTube: Storing Seeds the Best Way

It’s time for a new YouTube video, and this one is about storing seeds to keep them vital for years. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3, and we’ll walk you through it. Seeds lose viability if stored improperly. By … Continue reading

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YouTube: Saving Celery & Dill Seeds

It’s time to clean up those dead plants and harvest seeds. This week’s YouTube video is all about saving celery and dill seeds. They are easy to save and abundant in supply. You can use the information in this video … Continue reading

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Seed Library: Check it Out!

In the quest for self-reliance, seed saving plays a big part. After all, in a “zombie apocalypse” situation you wouldn’t be able to run to the store to buy seeds for your garden. You would need to produce your own … Continue reading

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Saving Poppy Seeds

If you’ve ever considered saving seeds, but have been too afraid to try, start by saving ornamental poppy seeds. Why? Saving poppy seeds is practically labor-free, is incredibly easy, and can be done in about a minute. We grew a … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Spring

Spring starts next week, and if you haven’t started gardening, let this be the call to action. Since we’ve been experiencing technical
difficulties with our search feature on Gardenerd.com, we wanted to offer these helpful posts to help guide your gardening endeavors in the meanwhile.

Seed Starting – start seeds indoors for lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, melons, cucumbers and beans. 

Starting Seeds to Perfection


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How to Know if it’s GMO?

“Dear Gardenerd,

How do we know if our seeds are genetically Modified?”

Excellent question! I have answers for you.

The good news
is that GMO seeds are widely available to the commercial agriculture industry, but the push to sell them to home gardeners is not yet popular (and most likely not lucrative).
   The bad news is that farmers growing non-GMO crops for seed are having a harder time isolating themselves from farms that …

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