Category Archives : seeds

Why Don’t My Seeds Come Up? – Problems with Seed Germination

Seeds & Germination Growing vegetables from seed is a lot of fun.  Perhaps the most exciting time gardening is when those little seedlings start to push up through the soil, full of promise of a great harvest. But what if nothing happens?  You wait in vain for those little green sprouts, but nobody shows up […]

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Choosing Varieties to Beat the Heat in Your Vegetable Garden

Choosing Vegetable Seeds for Your Growing Zone Spring is a wonderful season in the vegetable garden.  Everything bursts out of the ground and we can enjoy fresh, lush early vegetables you grow yourself from vegetable seeds that are organic and Non-GMO. But if you garden in the south, the heat soon arrives and growing vegetables […]

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Benefits of Growing Heirloom Seeds in Your Home Garden

Why Use Heirloom Seeds in Your Home Garden? There was a time when everyone wanted to grow the latest variety of vegetables.  Novelty is often welcome and these new forms of well-known vegetables are rightly popular.  However novelty can fade. If we look at the breeding process we soon realize that most breeding is done […]

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How to Eat Enough Protein for Vegetarians

Vegetarianism is Growing In the past, vegetarianism was not as common as people who became vegetarian did so mostly on moral grounds.  They didn’t like the idea of killing something to eat it.  There are around 300 million people in India for example, who are vegetarian for religious and moral reasons. In 1971 only around […]

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Choosing the Right Onion Seeds

Short Day vs. Long Day Onion Seeds When planning your vegetable garden there is a lot to consider.  Most of us choose what plants to grow based on taste and our needs for the kitchen.  Sometimes, however, we need to make these choices based on the needs of the plants as well.  Onions are a […]

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How to Sanitize Seeds Before Sprouting & Planting

The Importance of Clean Seeds when Sprouting  Sprouting seeds is a great way to have fresh, healthy vegetables at home.  When sprouting seeds it is however possible to produce contaminated food without realizing it.  Since you often eat these sprouts raw, any contamination will not be killed by cooking. It is crucial to sanitize seeds […]

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Non-gmo & Hybrid Vegetable Seeds Vs. Genetically Modified Seeds

What Are F1 Hybrid Vegetable Seeds? Among our vegetable seeds you will see that some of them are described as F1 hybrids.  Some of our customers find this confusing as they may mistakenly think this has something to do with GMO.  It doesn’t – we only sell non-GMO seeds.  The production of F1 hybrids follows […]

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Starting Your Vegetable Garden Indoors

Some Vegetable Seeds Need an Early Start If you live in the North there are just not enough warm days for you to be able to sow all your vegetable seeds directly in the garden and produce a successful crop. Quite a few of our favorite vegetables come from sub-tropical areas.  There they have a […]

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Start Planting Seeds Indoors for Early Crops

Choose the Date for Sowing Vegetable Seeds Carefully Hardy vegetables can be planted out around four weeks before the average date of the last frost in your area.  The time for planting seeds is six to eight weeks before that.  However the growing temperature and light levels have a big effect as well, so you […]

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