Welcome to The Heirloom Seeds Blog!

Welcome to our knowledge base, The Heirloom Seeds Blog! Here is where we share lots of information and education on gardening tips, soil building techniques, recipes, seed saving, news, and much more. How to find what you are looking for: Use the Search box at the top right to search for a particular key word […]

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Critters In The Garden Questions

Approaches to keeping furry and feathered critters out of the garden One of the biggest questions we are often asked is what to do about furry and/or feathered critters that want to snack on our gardens. There are a lot of approaches, and we realized that our customers have more experiences to share that can […]

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Damping Off

Damping off – Causes and Control

Damping-off is a soil borne disease that can attack almost all young vegetable seedlings. Home gardeners often first notice that something is wrong when the very young seedlings have a constriction around the base of the stem, some of the seedlings have fallen over or there are small flying gnats around the base of the […]

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Cucamelon Tubers

Overwintering Cucamelons

Cucamelons can act as a perennial if you are lucky enough to live in a climate where they can produce tubers, or radish-like roots. The first year they will produce as normal by starting to fruit around July until the first frost stops them. As they start to slow down, search around in the soil […]

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OakleafLettuce

Improve Lettuce Seed Germination

When lettuce is mentioned, many think of the standard iceberg lettuce found in supermarkets and restaurant salads. That is changing with the growth in popularity of the different types of lettuces from Romaine to head and leaf-type lettuces, mainly due to the flavors and colors that they offer from deep red to almost white and […]

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Acres USA Soil to Seed Article

Acres USA Feature: Soil to Seed

Family Company Fosters Seed Freedom Want to learn more about what makes Terroir Seeds different? We are excited to be featured in the January 2015 issue of Acres USA magazine, the voice of eco-agriculture for over 40 years. This will give you great insight into what makes Terroir Seeds so unique in today’s seed world. […]

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Blue and Yellow Polenta

Blue and Yellow Cornmeal Polenta

Making polenta takes a bit of time, care, attention and love but the results are delicious and will become highly valued by friends and family. It is a peasant dish, a close relative to cornmeal mush that has been refined and is no longer just a starvation staple of poor subsistence farmers. Polenta is featured […]

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Squash Bugs

Late Season Pest and Disease Prevention

Pest and Disease Prevention Before Treatment Pest and disease prevention is a major topic for many gardeners and for good reason. We spend countless hours in planning, planting, tending and harvesting our gardens only to sometimes have a disease or insect bring much of our efforts crashing down. What many gardeners don’t know or fully […]

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