Blog — Heirloom

Is All Seed the Same?

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Is All Seed the Same?
How can you tell if a seed company is good or not?  Simple, if you can call them and have them provide you with where their seed crops have been grown.  Most small seed  houses would be more than happy to provide such information, as it proves that the consumer is going the extra mile to ensure where their seed source truly comes from.  You will be surprised to learn that not many seed companies grow their own seed, which leaves the consumer to trust each company for providing seed that has vigor, traits and characteristics signature to each seed.

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Fall | Winter Seed Varieties

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Fall | Winter Seed Varieties

 Interested in extending your bounty through fall and well into winter? Planting in the late summer is the perfect way!  Enjoy harvesting fresh herbs and vegetables to enhance your meals throughout the holiday season and into the new year! Cold weather can sweetens certain vegetables and remove bitter and spicy traits. Some flowers also require a period of vernalization and prefer to overwinter and blossom in the spring. 

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Seeds and Their Magic

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Seeds and Their Magic

Each seed variety carries a story, a story of dedication, love and care.  These stories are usually associated with the seeds and passed on, for generations where they begin to be referred to as heirloom or heritage seeds – seeds with a linage, seeds with a story.

Seed saving and seed knowledge became a sacred part of ancient and modern civilizations, a ritual that was naturally passed on from generation to generation, from neighbor to neighbor. 

There was a time when we marveled at the rich distinction between communities and cultures for their seed stock and food varieties, today 90% of the world’s food is provided by only 30 plants and four of those plants constituting 75% of mankind’s calories.

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