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Ask Gardenerd: Saving Tomato Seeds and Blight

A question came in to Ask Gardenerd from Jeff Bremer this week: “This is a two-part question: 1. I save seeds from each year’s tomato crop to plant the following year. I can never get all the “meat” of the … Continue reading

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Review: The Garden Seed Savers Guide by Jill Henderson

If you like your books short and sweet then you’ll love The Garden Seed Savers Guide: Easy Heirloom Seeds for the Home Gardener (Groundswell Books) by Jill Henderson. It’s under 65 pages and gives you a basic guide to saving … Continue reading

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Spring Seed Favorites for 2017

Oh, the gardenerd’s dilemma. So many seeds, so little space. We’re not here to help, we’re here to commiserate. In fact, we’re here to feed the monster. Here are our seed favorites for 2017: Seed Favorites for 2017 Blue Jade … Continue reading

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Harvesting Silver Edge Pumpkin Seeds

I fell in love with Silver Edge pumpkin seeds the moment I laid eyes on them. This Mexico native squash wins every beauty contest when it comes to seeds. They’re enormous, they’re exotic and they have a shiny SILVER EDGE! … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Saving Broccolini Seeds

This terrific question came in from an inquiring mind this week: “Last spring I had a very tasty crop of Broccolini. I was impressed enough to save seeds at the end of the season. I’ve since learned that Broccolini is … Continue reading

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Favorite Seeds for Spring 2016

It’s that time, gardenerds. Let seed-starting commence. You have your favorites, your tried and true varieties that you grow every year. So do we, but we get bored easily so we’re always looking for new varieties to test out in … Continue reading

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Harvesting Radish Seeds

Locally adapted seed is an important ally in the garden. Seeds you save and plant again become more adapted to your climate, water conditions, soil, etc. Each time you save seed and then grow it out properly, that seed improves. … Continue reading

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New Seed Favorites for 2015

Now that we’ve finished combing through the pile of seed catalogs that came in the mail over the holidays, we’ve made our list of new seeds we’ll be planting this spring. It’s a Gardenerd tradition to share our new seed … Continue reading

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Saving Carrot Seeds

Carrots are fun to grow at home and if you’re lucky, some of them will bolt to seed at the end of the season. Then, if you grew an heirloom or open pollinated variety, you can save those carrot seeds. … Continue reading

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Harvesting Bora King Radishes

Awhile ago, we reported that we were planting a new radish in the garden for spring: Bora King. It’s a winter radish that claims to be purple on the inside as well as the outside. We were so excited to … Continue reading

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