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The Great Milkweed Germination Test

Posted: February 10, 2016

Tips for Growing Milkweed from Seed  One of the best ways to attract monarch butterflies to your garden and help reverse their declining numbers is to plant milkweed.  In addition to providing nectar for numerous other species of pollinators, milkweed is the host plant for monarchs.  This means milkweed provides the baby food for baby … Continue reading

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Onions: Short Day vs. Long Day

Posted: January 28, 2016

Some plant types require a certain amount of sunlight to grow as we expect. Onions are a great example. You need to be conscious of your variety selection because they require a certain amount of day light hours to bulb. For southern growers: Sow short day onion seed in late summer in rich soil with some … Continue reading

Tea, Biscuits and Gardening with Sow True Seed

Feb 4th: Our Inaugural Tea, Biscuits and Gardening Night

Posted: January 28, 2016

We’re talking real biscuits here: This is an open obligation-free invitation to join us on Thursday Feb 4th for Tea, Biscuits and Gardening. What is it? We are aware that our opening hours are a little restricted for the working gardener, so every Thursday we are opening until 730PM, and if we’re opening late then … Continue reading


Artist Packet Project

Posted: January 13, 2016

In 2015 Sow True Seed decided to create beautiful artwork for 160 of our seed varieties. We reached out to the gardening community for help with the artwork and were humbled by the awesome response. Seed is beautiful! Over the next year we will be highlighting all of these wonderful artists on this blog, some … Continue reading

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Daikon Radish Improves the Winter Garden

Posted: January 11, 2016

My daikons got off to a slow start after I sowed seed early in the fall. But in the last few weeks, since the first of December, I have been pulling crisp, juicy, icy white radishes out of the ground as a snack. Just rinse and eat. Harvesting daikons when they are about the size … Continue reading

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Seed Saving Article in Plough to Pantry

Posted: January 11, 2016

Check out the free online and print magazine out of Asheville NC – Plough to Pantry focuses on growing and eating, two things which are very close to our hearts at Sow True Seed. You read this lovely article on the importance of Seed Saving: Saving seed and saving our future. Interested in writing an article … Continue reading

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New Year Gardening Resolutions

Posted: January 1, 2016

For me, part of what makes gardening fun is the element of change that seems to go hand in hand with every season. This keeps me interested and challenged- two things that I require in my hobbies. Every New Year’s Eve, millions of resolutions are made by millions of optimistic people, and I am certainly … Continue reading


Planting Seeds in Winter and Cold Stratification

Posted: December 2, 2015

It surprised me when I stopped hating winter. Now, don’t get me wrong, I can’t stop dancing when it’s warm and bright out, but I have come to appreciate and even love that there is a certain magic happening during winter. As a beginner gardener, I started dreaming of spring as soon as the holidays … Continue reading

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