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Garlic Fest 2014 - German Red Rocombole Hardneck

Pre-ORDER Garlic Today!

Posted: August 27, 2015

September is the month of garlic for many people. A little earlier if you live somewhere very cold and a little later if you live somewhere very warm! We generally say 3-5 weeks before the ground freezes is your sweet … Continue reading

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Garden Pest: Mexican Bean Beetles


Many people will have experienced the Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis) as a voracious and prolific pest. As its name suggests, the Mexican Bean Beetle prays on bean crops, but I have seen them leaving their classic laced-leaf destruction on … Continue reading

Robin Payne Staff Fav - German White Garlic

Garlic Harvest Photo Contest

Posted: July 9, 2015

In celebration of WNC Garlic Fest 2015, Sow True Seed is running a Garlic Harvest Photo Contest. It’s super easy to enter and three randomly selected winners will receive 1lb of seed garlic of their choice!  All you have to … Continue reading


How to Grow Turmeric


Growing Turmeric Once you have a fresh rhizome or root, all you need to do is plant it. A large root will have several branches or fingers to it. You can cut these apart and start more than one plant … Continue reading

Nancy Hall Sweet Potato an old heirloom

1908 Seed Catalog

Posted: July 3, 2015

Here is a complete digital version of a 1908 Seed Catalog. It’s full of some awesome varieties, many that I’ve never heard of and some that you’ll recognize and love today!

Ginger Transplants available at Sow True Seed

How to Grow Ginger

Posted: July 2, 2015

How much space? Growing ginger doesn’t take up much room at all. Every rhizome you plant will first only grow a few leaves, in the one spot. Over time it will become a dense clump and very slowly get bigger, … Continue reading

Hyssop Herb for Tea Infusion

The Best Homegrown Herbs for Tea Infusions

Posted: June 10, 2015

Making your own herbal infusions is so easy, so economical and so beautiful in the garden, that I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t have a small herbal tea garden. You can make iced teas with the fresh herbs in the … Continue reading

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