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Heirloom Tomato Growing Tips

The yearly gardening season is just about on us and for many gardeners that means a heavy focus on tomatoes. Specifically, heirloom tomatoes, as their meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years would have many a pop and rock star green with jealous envy. The heirloom tomato seems to be almost everywhere these [...]

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Successful Heirloom Seed Starting for the Home Gardener

When it comes to starting their own heirloom seeds, home gardeners seem to be in two distinct camps- those that are really positive about the process and results, and those that aren’t. The folks that aren’t too excited about starting their own seeds usually have a good reason- they’ve had some failures with die-off and [...]

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2011 Terroir Seeds Growing Season Update- 3/6/2011

The snows have melted off, but the clouds are gathering for more rain or possibly snow showers on Monday. We have gotten some prep work done in the garden, and are ready to broadfork the raised beds, apply the Azomite and lay in some compost. First, though, we will need a less windy day. After [...]

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Mineral Restoration of Your Garden Soil Part II

Why You and Your Garden Soil Need Minerals There are many ways to introduce  needed minerals into your garden. One method starts with a soil test and adds or amends several different items or mixtures to get the pH level and major nutrients like N, P and K in appropriate ratios. Another is using multi [...]

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2011 Terroir Seeds Growing Season- Intro and Updates

This year, we will show you how our garden grows! Through a series of videos, you can watch how we start seeds, what equipment and techniques we use, and see the growth of our trial garden. We will share our successes as well as the challenges and failures. At this point, we are planning to [...]

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Growing Your Salad In A Container Garden

We recently completed our second salad growing bed in our greenhouse, and here’s how we did it! Greenhouse Salad Container Gardening We started the salad growing bed so that we would have fresh salad greens during the Fall, Winter and early Spring when the garden wasn’t growing or things were just coming up. We can [...]

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Heirloom Zucchini: A Culinary Delight, When Prepared Right

Today we are bringing you an article from a guest author that has a wonderful website full of delicious recipes that are all easy and tasty to make. Elizabeth Trementozzi Krause has kindly contributed this article on a very common yet misunderstood vegetable that has many uses in the kitchen. Please read, enjoy and let [...]

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Heirloom Red Russian Kale Recipes

  Here are the recipes, please let us know what you think! Either post a comment here or send us an email. Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana Based on a popular restaurant starter soup. INGREDIENTS 1 (16 ounce) package smoked sausage 2 potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices 3/4 cup chopped onion 6 slices bacon 1 1/2 teaspoons [...]

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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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