Lettuce Shade Detail

Grow Lettuce in Summer

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Grow lettuce through the summer without bolting with a little knowledge and preparation we'll share with you. Imagine your own fresh lettuce this summer!
Red Clover Sprouts

Homegrown Sprouts Safety

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Homegrown sprouts are an excellent alternative to meat, especially for vegetarians and vegans. They are healthy and nutritious if grown, tested and sprouted right.

Spring Onions – When and How to Plant

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Spring onions are easy to grow and give great harvest in about two months. See how to choose, plant, grow and harvest them!
Salsify Flower

Salsify - the Vegetable Oyster

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Salsify or oyster plant is an ancient herb that was eaten as a vegetable by the Greeks and Romans. Hardy and tasty, it is being rediscovered today.
USDA Cold Vault

Seed Testing and Preservation: A Behind the Scenes Look at Seed Testing Labs and the USDA

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Everyone wants higher quality seed - from the home gardener to the production grower. Seed testing and seed preservation improve seed quality.
Week Old Sprouts

How to Grow Sprouts at Home

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Sprouts need only 5 minutes a day, matures in about a week and has more nutrients per calorie than any other type of food. Easy to grow and delicious!
indoor herbs

Indoor Herbs – Better Than Houseplants

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Herbs work harder than your ordinary houseplant. They bring fragrance to the room, flavor to the food and can grow year-round. Here's 8 easy growing herbs!
Garden Knowledge

Increasing Your Garden Knowledge

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One sure way to improve your garden next year is to increase your garden knowledge during the slower season. This is easier than you might think.
Jack Be Little Pumpkins

Grow Great Pumpkins from Seed to Harvest

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Pumpkins are an important fall mascot, from jack-o’-lanterns to delicious foods. After all, what says Fall more than pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pies?
Shea Nuts

18 Shea Butter Benefits

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Shea butter is the “superfood” for skin - rich in vitamins A, E and F, along with essential fatty acids and nutrients for healing while it moisturizes.
Growhaus Sign

GrowHaus - Making Good Food Happen

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GrowHaus is an indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in north Denver, CO. They live their motto of "Healthy food is a right, not a privilege."
Original Shea Butter

How to Use Shea Butter

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Shea butter might be the world’s first skin care cream! This original, hand-crafted moisturizing and healing butter is naturally high in vitamin A and E.
Herbs in Containers

Forest Highlands Kitchen Garden

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Discover how a kitchen garden works in a cold, challenging climate. This 29 year old garden was put back into growing vegetables for the kitchen in 2015.
Bee on Buckwheat Blossoms

Cover Crops - Better Soil in a Month

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Cover crops – also called green manures – have improved soil for thousands of years. We look at what one month of growth provides in an average raised bed.
Candy Sweet Spring Onions

Fall Onions Made Easy

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Growing fall onions usually comes down to one question - “What onions can be grown this fall?” Sweet onions are the safest bet, we'll show you why!
Buckwheat Cover Crops

Cover Crops FAQ

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Our cover crops have created lots of questions about how to use them, so we've made this article a Q&A format for the most frequent questions.
Crimson Clover Cover Crops

Planting Cover Crops for a Better Garden

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Cover crops are an easy, effective and inexpensive way to improve soil fertility and help manage weeds, pests and diseases. Don't let your soil go naked!
Tatsoi Mustard

Second Chance Gardening

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Fall is the "Second Chance" for an abundant crop of cool season vegetables. We share some unique planting tips to make your garden a success!
Biting Insect - Mosquito

Biting Insects Repellents You Can Grow

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Biting insects are the bane of gardening – just when it's perfect to enjoy the garden those annoying biting insects join the party. These 8 herbs will help!
Direct Sowing Anasazi Bean

Direct Sowing Your Garden Successfully

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Direct sowing can be done almost any time of the year - spring, summer or fall.. Read how to avoid common problems and set yourself up for success!
Seed Germination at Seed Savers Exchange

Easy Seed Germination Testing at Home

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Our easy and simple germination test shows whether your seeds are good or not with supplies in your kitchen. Stop guessing and know for sure!
Pitcher of Milk

Milk and Molasses – Magic for Your Garden

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Do you know the magic of milk and molasses in improving your garden? Plain old milk is a miracle for plants, soil and compost. Molasses boosts the benefits!
Ripe Vine Peaches

Vine Peach - Ancient Melon of Many Uses

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Vine Peach is a hardy, drought tolerant, prolific ancient baseball sized melon of many uses from shade & windbreak to secret cooking element & room perfume.
Seed Savers Exchange Garden

Easy Garden Ideas

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A garden can be easy and simple, with food, flowers, butterflies or just a spot with beautiful colors and relaxing, invigorating scents to relax after work.
Thai Basil

Heirloom Basil – So Much More Than Pesto

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Basil is much more than an Italian herb for pasta sauce and pesto. From sacred uses to food, medicine and aroma, it's easy to grow and highly beneficial.
Intercropped Lettuces

How to Grow More from Your Same Garden Space

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Growing more from the same garden space might seem impossible. We share a few proven and tested techniques perfect for today’s gardens, large or small.
Alpine Strawberries in Hand

Alpine Strawberries have a Sweet History

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Alpine strawberries have captivated our taste buds for a very long time. They are tiny yet hugely flavorful ancestors of our common strawberry.
Papalo Leaf

Papalo - Heat Loving Cilantro Alternative

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Papalo is a fabulous, unknown, ancient Mexican herb you should be growing. A heat-loving cilantro alternative, its flavors are both bolder and more complex.
Handfull of Achocha

Achocha - the Unknown Cucumber Relative

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Achocha is a delicious and unknown member of the cucumber family with almost complete immunity from the diseases and pests which attack other cucurbits.
Growing Bed Moved

Building a Recycled Growing Bed

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A growing bed can be made from many materials, but when you factor in the ability to make a growing bed from recycled components, then the opportunities become almost limitless.
Cucumber Seedling Germination

Seed Germination Observations

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Seed germination is affected by several factors – moisture, temperature, light, soil and time. We look at a recent test we did and lessons learned.
Kellog's Potting Soil OMRI

Potting Soils - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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Potting soils come in all shapes and sizes, but do those potting soils really work as advertised and contain healthy, wholesome ingredients to help your precious seedlings get that critical head start they need?
Square Foot Potting Soil Closeup

Are Seed Starting Mixes Worth Your Money?

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Seed starting mixes can be confusing – what’s good and what’s junk? Is the extra expense worth it, or is the cheapest mix just as good? Let's take a look!
Chile de Agua For Sale

Chile de Agua – An Unknown Heirloom Chile from Oaxaca

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Discover the Chile de Agua, a delicious but unknown heirloom chile from Oaxaca, Mexico, grown for over 300 years.
Spaghetti Squash with Ingre

Steamed Spaghetti Squash with Pasta Sauce

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Spaghetti squash is often overlooked by the home gardener as too plain or common. This is unfortunate as it makes for very tasty, quick and easy dinners.
Indoor Herbs

Growing Herbs Indoors

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Growing herbs indoors is one of the easiest ways to capture the flavors of summertime any time of year, but especially during the middle of the winter.
Heirloom Tomato

Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes –What’s the Difference?

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Are determinate tomatoes best for your garden, or would an indeterminate be better for you? How to tell, and what do the terms mean, exactly?
Potato Leaf and-Regular Leaf Tomato

Heirloom Tomato Leaves - Potato Leaf vs Regular Leaf

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Heirloom tomato leaves have two main different and distinct types of leaves – potato leaf and regular leaf. We'll show you the differences!

September Garden Vegetables

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We’ve taken some glamour shots of September garden vegetables and wanted to share them with you, along with tips on how we enjoy them in different dishes.
Heirloom Chile Inspection

Growing Quality Heirloom Chiles

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Take a short trip with us to see what goes into growing quality heirloom chiles from a world-class breeder.

Succession Planting – Boosting Garden Production

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Succession planting is basically one crop following another in the same space to maximize the amount of food produced. We'll show you how to do it!

Controlling Bindweed in the Garden

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Field bindweed is one of the most invasive and destructive weeds in cropland and gardens. Read why it grows and how improving soil fertility controls it.

Stopping Bermuda Grass in the Garden

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Bermuda grass: love it or hate it - most people fall into one of the two camps; there doesn’t seem to be much in-between.
Heirloom Seed Corn

Heirloom Corn Types & Planting Tips

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Heirloom corn is becoming popular as people taste the depths of flavors they offer. There is much more than just the sweet, fresh eating varieties!

Heirloom Watermelons – Size vs Flavor

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With watermelons, both size and flavor matter. Heirloom watermelons grown at home will give the absolute best flavor and taste, regardless of size.

From The Range To The Garden

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A short look at the foundation of Terroir Seeds with an article we wrote for Range Magazine in 1996 after attending a Public Rangelands Grazing Conference.
Aquaponics Process

Successful Aquaponics Seed Starting

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Successful Aquaponics Seed Starting is fairly simple, but there are a few basic things to know before getting started. Here's how to start successfully.
Rabbit in Garden

Critters In The Garden Questions

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We share some of the best ways our customers have found of keeping critters out of the garden and your heard-earned veggies!
Fungus Gnats

Controlling Fungus Gnats in Seedlings

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Fungus gnats are more a nuisance than a real problem in seedlings, but we'll show why they show up, how to monitor and control them.
Seedling Damping Off

Damping off – Causes and Control

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Damping-off is a soil borne fungal disease that can attack almost all young vegetable seedlings. We show simple methods to control and treat damping off.