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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

Calendula Seed Packet Art by Amy Reber

Seed Artist Profile: Amy Reber: Calendula

Posted: May 27, 2015

In 2015 Sow True Seed decided to design 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 … Continue reading

Edible Squash Flowers

Top Five Edible Flowers

Posted: May 26, 2015

Edible flowers are the best! They look good, they keep the pollinators happy AND you can eat them. Check out this selection of edible flowers to get you started: Nasturtium Both the flowers and leaves are edible with a peppery … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Slip Selection At Sow True Seed

May is Sweet Potato Month!

Posted: May 14, 2015

I get so excited for sweet potato season. What better vegetable is there?! [Read: Surprising Sweet Potato Facts here]. The slips arrive in the last two weeks of May (or there abouts). Slips are basically sweet potato sprouts that, once planted … Continue reading

Nancy Hall Sweet Potato an old heirloom

An Heirloom Sweet Potato: The Nancy Hall


I take no part in the current craze that it has to be heirloom (i.e. old and open-pollinated) to be worth planting. There are many modern open-pollinated varieties that have been bred by highly conscious, skilled and sustainable seed enthusiasts. … Continue reading

Dandelion Flower as great pollinator!

Dandelion Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

Posted: May 12, 2015

Weeds.  The bane of a gardener’s existence.  Well, many gardeners that is.  Not all “weeds” are bad though. What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues remain undiscovered. – Ralph Waldo Emerson If you go by Emerson, the dandelion (among … Continue reading

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