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Seed Saving for Quality Interview

I recently did an interview on seed saving with an emphasis on quality on The Survival Podcast with Jack Spirko. He does a different kind of podcast, what I call a “thinking persons preparedness” show. There is much more of the everyday, common sense preparedness approach; that of being ready for a severe weather event,  [...]

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My Favorite Heirloom Seeds

Where Did My Favorite Heirloom Seeds Go?

We often get phone calls and emails concerning a customer’s favorite variety of heirloom seed and why it is not offered on the website or catalog this year. There are several reasons that items come and go. Some will be back in a year or two, while unfortunately, others will probably not return. Every variety [...]

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Handful of Seed

What Are Heirloom Seeds?

Heirloom seeds, heirloom vegetables and heirloom gardening are becoming increasingly popular today. Many people are turning or returning to home gardening for a variety of reasons, and heirloom seeds figure prominently. Some of these include an interest in fresh, local and healthy foods, others need to stretch the family food budget, some need additional exercise [...]

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The Tale of Two Seeds- Heirloom vs Hybrid Seed Production

Two of the most important ingredients in growing food are healthy, fertile soil and good quality seed. As gardeners and growers, there is often an arc in the quality of both that directly corresponds to the arc of knowledge and experience of the grower. At first, most home gardeners will start out buying seeds from [...]

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Heirloom Gardens From Seeds

Many of us have gotten used to eating the few select varieties of fruits and vegetables that are available in the grocery store. The  grocery store produce is pretty, but it doesn’t taste like much. Incredible, exceptional taste is the single biggest reason so many people are turning to heirloom vegetables. Once you experience the [...]

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Oaxan Green Dent Corn

Home Seed Saving and Storage

Many people are attracted to heirloom seeds and gardening for the variety and flavor. Once they realize that heirlooms are open pollinated seeds that can be saved and replanted year after year, they often ask how to start saving their own seeds. This is not hard, but there are some basics to understand first. With [...]

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Visiting one of our growers!

We are currently in Sacramento,  CA to visit one of our growers! This is an exciting trip for us, as we expect to learn a lot and get some ideas for new seed offerings and direction for Underwood Gardens/Terroir Seeds.  I hope to take a bunch of good photos of the soil and our plants [...]

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How to store your seeds for next year.

We get a lot of questions on how to save seeds. Most of them are general seed saving questions, but most boil down to how to save seeds for the next year. Most of the seed packets have more seeds than will be used in one year, and most seeds are good for several years [...]

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