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Sustainable School Food with Island Grown Schools

Posted: May 24, 2016

On a mid-January day this winter, I had the pleasure of eating a school lunch in a tiny grammar school cafeteria with students and teachers.  Proper table manners were expected, even from the delightful 6-year-old boy who sat beside me completely astonished to find I knew nothing at all about his favorite video game.  Mercifully, … Continue reading

Black Mountain Garden Show and Plant Sale

Event: Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale – May 21st

Posted: May 19, 2016

The 11th annual Black Mountain Garden Show is set to be super fun: “This much loved free event is a favorite of locals and visitors.  We will be having a wide variety of plant material for sale featuring perennials, annuals, herbs, native trees, shrubs and garden accessories.  In between your shopping, come sit awhile and … Continue reading

Growing big sweet potatoes

5 Tips to Growing Big Sweet Potatoes

Posted: May 15, 2016

Besides being delicious in almost every possible way, sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious veggies we eat. Luckily for us gardeners, they’re also extremely easy to grow! We only need to follow a few key tips and at the end of summer we can harvest enough sweet, juicy big sweet potatoes to last all … Continue reading

Nancy Hall Sweet Potatoes Growing Happily Photo Credit: Slow Food Asheville

Sweet Potato Greens – Eating and Growing

Posted: May 13, 2016

Growing sweet potatoes requires somewhere between 90 and 120 days to harvest. The slips are generally planted in May but are not harvested until just before the first frost. The long growing season is totally justified by the delicious and storable crop you get at the end, but some gardeners with limited space may struggle … Continue reading

Giant Elephant Garlic Stalks produce massive garlic bulbs

How is your Elephant Garlic growing?

Posted: May 11, 2016

I had never grown elephant garlic before, but there were some leftover seed garlic after last year’s Sow True Seed garlic festival in September and I got a few. Subjecting them to my usual “Xtreme gardening” measures, I shoved each seed clove into a patch of the sorriest soil that’s still in my garden: dry … Continue reading

winter squash delicata delicious oblong striped green and yellow squash italian heirloom seed packet artwork

Seed Artist Profile: Clare Jordan: Winter Squash

Posted: May 9, 2016

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 next year we will be highlighting all of these wonderful artists. Please check out their … Continue reading

mary with lettuce at sow true seed

Sow True Seed is Hiring!

Posted: May 3, 2016

We are on the hunt for a Warehouse Assistant to join our amazing team. Please see the description below and if you meet our qualifications and are interested in applying, email a resume to: hiring@sowtrue.com. Applications open until the position is filled.  Warehouse Assistant Job Description The Warehouse Assistant will assist the Warehouse Manager in … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Slips ready at Sow True Seed

The Sweet Potato Race

Posted: May 3, 2016

Sow True Seed sells a number of seasonal items, including seed potatoes, garlic and sweet potato slips. It can get pretty manic as we receive a large delivery from our farmers and rush to break it down into sizes more suitable for the home garden. Mary, our warehouse manager, is a wizard of organization, and … Continue reading

Asheville Herb Festival 2016

Asheville’s 27th Herb Festival – April 29, 30 & May 1

Posted: April 28, 2016

The Asheville Herb Festival is an event that we always get excited about at Sow True Seed because it marks the beginning of our Summer Plant starts! We select a range of our favorite seed varieties and have them grown locally, under USDA certified organic conditions. The event itself is fantastic. There are a huge … Continue reading

boston pickle pickling cucumber seed packet artwork

Seed Artist Profile: Tim Witham: Pickling Cucumber

Posted: April 26, 2016

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 next year we will be highlighting all of these wonderful artists. Please check out their … Continue reading

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