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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Aurora and Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin is an essential part of the fall season in my humble opinion, but it is much more than the trendy “Pumpkin Spice” everything that suddenly jumps into our lives in the cooler weather. Real, home-grown pumpkin has a rich sweetness that is just plain lacking in almost all of the commercially available pumpkin products […]

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Garden Tools

Garden Tool Cleanup

Fall and early winter is a great time to clean up the garden tools, do any needed repairs and see if there is any other tools needed for next year. This includes: Last but not least, enjoy the bounty of your harvest all winter and curl up with a good book!

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Chile and Garlic Bouquet

Terra Madre from Our View

We were asked to write about our experiences as Slow Food USA delegates to the 2012 Terra Madre conference in Turin, Italy as information and details for the 2014 delegates. Here’s our story! Terra Madre for the First Time The Terra Madre gathering was something Cindy and I had heard of several times during our […]

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Fermented Chile Paste

Fermented chile paste is one of my favorite toppings or condiments: I use it on eggs, sandwiches, in soups, stews and of course stir-frys. Most of the chile pastes found in Asian markets will be fermented to some degree, with those made in America less so. Fermenting your own puts you in the driver’s seat, […]

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Early Blossom End Rot

Blossom End Rot – What To Do

Blossom end rot affects mainly tomatoes and peppers, but can affect other fruiting crops such as eggplant, watermelon and summer squash. This is a perennial problem, meaning that as a gardener, you will deal with this yearly in your garden. There are two approaches to working with blossom end rot – prevention and reaction, or […]

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Wild Galapagos Tomato

We love it when we hear from customers about their gardening/growing projects. One of our tomato varieties, the Wild Galapagos Tomato (Solanum cheesmaniae), is very popular for its production and adaptability to extreme environments. One of our customers has been doing research in Italy on the salt tolerance of the Wild Galapagos tomato as well […]

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