When in garden-planning mode during the depths of winter, minimize growing season stress by using these tips for selecting your seeds.
One day last week, Mom came back from the mailbox with a big smile on her face. “Look, Martok,” she said. “This is my first heirloom-vegetable gardening catalog for next year!”
The sun peaked through the clouds when we drove up to the Seed Savers Exchange headquarters in Decorah, Iowa, this summer. Just like going from black and white to technicolor, the gardens burst to life with vivid hues of the varied heirloom seeds Seed Savers works tirelessly to preserve.
Many farmstead chefs take the DIY mantra beyond the confines of the kitchen into the gardens. After all, the best-tasting meals start with the freshest, perfectly ripe ingredients.