Lettuce Explain Bolt...

Are your lettuce plants suddenly very tall? They may be bolting! This is when they send up a long flower stalk to begin the next stage of their lives – seed production! At this point, the leaves will be a little less sweet or even bitter, but you can still pick them off the flower stalk...

My Vegetable, by Ale...

As we raise money for a seed saving garden, thoughts turn back to seed saving origins. Around 2005 I bought my first heirloom tomato seedling, a Black Krim, from a local independent garden center. It was the most wonderful tomato I’d ever eaten. Not wanting to risk losing this marvelous...

Preserving Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. The organization’s mission is to conserve...

Let’s Get Kick...

What’s a Kickstarter? It’s called “crowdsourcing” and it’s a way to raise money online (like here) by harnassing the power of the Friend (that’s you!). We’ve teamed up with our site-partners at Global Gardens Refugee Training Farm to raise money for Bees and Seeds — the installation of...