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These rare and historic heirloom varieties are preserved so they can be savored for generations.
Swap seeds with just about anyone around the world
My grandmother grew tomatoes with mouth-watering flavor off the charts. I would love to find those heirloom seeds, and a new website developed by the Center for Food Safety might make that happen....
Learn how to tell if it's still viable
I rarely use an entire packet of vegetable seeds every year. Garden seed gets expensive so I hang onto them, thinking I’ll use them again the next year but I’m never sure if they’ll...
Looking for something new in your vegetable garden this year? Check out these five new vegetable and edible varieties for 2017!
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds says these 14 heirloom seeds will be some of the most popular for the upcoming year!
It’s tough to be an organic farmer if you can’t find the organic seed you need
A big challenge for organic farmers is finding enough organic seed to meet their needs. One reason for the limited supply is a lack of skilled farmers who are interested in and capable of growing...
Prepare for spring by rolling up some seed balls
Some folks in New York City years ago tossed seed bombs into empty lots and along city streets to make the neighborhoods look better. They were little balls of clay, compost, and seed that grew into...
Have more plants without spending more money
I have a huge perennial garden. The coneflowers, columbine, and a few others have no problem spreading their own seeds in the fall so I get free plants every spring. You can build your own perennial...
Getting seeds for your garden may be as simple as visiting the library. Seed libraries are cropping up to help you grow food and learn the art of seed saving.
The next time you're in the library, see if you can check out garden seeds along with your books. Seed lending libraries are sprouting up around the country to offer free packets of seeds, with...
It's a good cure for spring fever
It’s been a long winter and I’m itching to get some dirt under my fingernails. Starting vegetable seeds inside helps to satisfy that craving to be in the garden. It’s hard to wait,...