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Hairy Vetch climbing up Rye for awesome cover crop

Don’t Garden Naked! Cover Crop!

Posted: July 23, 2014

Discussions of building soil and soil health always come around to cover cropping. Cover cropping is a fantastic and underutilized tool in the home garden. As you begin to harvest spring beets or your broccoli you’ll see that there are … Continue reading

Carol Koury speaks of honesty, truth and garlic in Real Value documentary

Honesty, Trust and Garlic

Posted: July 15, 2014

Here is a short clip from a documentary on businesses with Real Value in WNC. Carol Koury, owner and founder of Sow True Seed, talks about honesty, trust and garlic! Support local and honest, and GROW SOME GARLIC!

Volunteers in the Giving Garden.

Haywood County Public Library’s Giving Garden

Posted: July 9, 2014

Sow True Seed donated seed boxes to over 80 community orientated organizations this year. Here’s a little spotlight on one of those great gardens, doing fantastic work in their community. Growing Together as a Community, for the Community by Mannie … Continue reading

Garden Pests - The Mexican Bean Beetle

Garden Insects, Bugs and Pests! [Part II]

Posted: June 23, 2014

Last week we talked about Cabbage Lopers, Cabbage Moths and Flea Beetles and how to control them organically. This week we have a few more pesky pests to combat in the garden! Mexican Bean Beetles If you haven’t met Mexican … Continue reading

Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association

USDA Mishandling of NOSB Challenged

Posted: June 19, 2014

PRESS RELEASE 6/18/2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Jim Gerritsen (207) 429-9765 Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association USDA Mishandling of NOSB ChallengedCoalition petitions USDA to restore organic board’s Congressional authority Washington, DC - Twenty organic farm and consumer groups have filed a … Continue reading

Attracting Pollinators to your Garden

Q: To Bee Or Not To Bee

Posted: May 29, 2014

A: Bee, every time! I recently attended a Pollinator Conservation workshop sponsored by the Xerces Society and the National Resources Conservation Service of the USDA. Knowing where my food comes from is my passion and bees, in many ways, equal … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Slips O'Henry Asheville NC

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes

Posted: May 27, 2014

Bed Preparation Sweet potatoes do not like weed competition, so lightly till the bed once or twice starting 2 weeks prior to planting. The slips may be planted directly in the ground or in raised ridges of soil 8” high … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Slips Beauregard Asheville NC

All About Sweet Potatoes

Posted: May 7, 2014

All About Sweet Potatoes May is officially time to begin thinking about all the things in the garden that love the hot summer. Sweet potatoes are at the top of our family list, next to tomatoes, as a priority. Sweet … Continue reading

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