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Follow our Heirloom Gardening Tips and Tricks as we show you the best ways to do heirloom gardening right!

Monarch Larvea on Milkweed

Milkweed Seed Germination Procedures

Milkweed Cold Stratification Our friends at Painted Lady Vineyard and The Xerces Society have provided these detailed instructions to cold soak and stratify your milkweed seeds to get better and faster germination! Slow soaking and rinsing milkweed seeds removes a naturally occurring chemical from the seed surface to enable quick germination. In nature, this chemical [...]

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Seed Germination

What Happened To My Seed Germination?

Seed Germination – Challenges and Rewards Seed germination issues happen every spring and challenge many new and experienced gardeners and growers. Over the years we have found a lot of commonality in why our customers have problems with seed germination. The four biggest issues are soil temperature, moisture levels, knowledge or experience and patience. We’ve [...]

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Mini Bottle Gourd

Gourds Today

Gourds are well known today for their use in beautiful artwork and crafting. Historically gourds have been a part of many societies since ancient times. Used as bowls, vessels, bottles, spoons, musical instruments and tools; gourds have a unique place in our history. Gourds are mainly grown today to support the arts and craft market [...]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb’s Story

 Ellen shares her research and experiences with rhubarb, that unusual but loved garden vegetable. A deep red stalk is more popular among consumers, but often has poor growth and yield. Green varieties are often much more productive. People often assume red stemmed rhubarb is sweeter than other colors but color and sweetness are not necessarily [...]

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