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Recipe: Okra Seed Granola from overgrown pods!

Recipe: Okra Seed Granola from overgrown pods!

You notice your pods are almost ready to harvest and decide to give it just one more day, but then the summer rains set in! All thoughts of garden play are moved to the back of your mind and by the time you’re finally able to get outside without being drenched, those baby pods have grown some. Your perfect harvest has turned to huge fibrous pods. Sometimes okra grows so quickly that just missing a day or two can be the difference between young and tender versus big and woody.
Butterfly Weed: I Grew It From Seed!

Butterfly Weed: I Grew It From Seed!

Sow True Seed Garden Ambassador, Nan Chase, gives a snippet of her summer garden in the country that includes Butterfly Milkweed. Though it's a bit particular about its surrounding, it is certainly worth the efforts for the blooms and the pollinators.
How to make your own seed starting pots of out newspaper by Sow True Seed of Asheville NC.

How to Make Homemade Seed Starting Pots

The only thing better than eating a just picked tomato warm from the summer sun is knowing that the you’re responsible for the whole cycle, seed to fruit.

Bug Watch: Cabbage Worms

Bug Watch: Cabbage Worms

The cabbage butterflies and cabbage loopers are moths that love to lay their eggs on our Oh-So- Tasty cruciferous vegetables. Cabbage butterflies a...
Bug Watch: Slugs

Bug Watch: Slugs

Slugs can leave silvery trails of destruction and are sticky and gooey to boot.
Bug Watch: Aphids

Bug Watch: Aphids

Aphids are an annoying but easy to control pest.
Tobacco Hornworm preys on tomatoes as well as tobacco.

Tips and Ideas for a No-spray Garden.

How do I control bugs in my garden when I don't want to spray anything on them?
Baby your spinach leaves – they’re tender

Baby your spinach leaves – they’re tender

Often times our thriving gardens leave us with so much bounty we don't quite know what to do with it. Garden Ambassador takes you step by step through on freezing garden grown spinach.
Babies, Buckets, and Urban Homesteading

Babies, Buckets, and Urban Homesteading

Growing food in an urban landscape can be a challenge, but Vanessa (Sow True Seed's ag director) is here to share her bucket garden growing experiences. Learn about crops types, companion planting and the lessons she's learned growing food, flowers and herbs in five gallon buckets on the sidewalk!
I Turned Into A Freezer Person!

I Turned Into A Freezer Person!

Asheville Garden Ambassador- Nan Chase shares some thoughts on freezing your excess garden veggies to give you homegrown goodness for months.
Confessions of a Rule Breaking Lima Bean Grower

Confessions of a Rule Breaking Lima Bean Grower

Confessions of a Rule Breaking Lima Bean Grower breaks all the rules about growing lima beans and thinking outside of the box when growing these vining legumes.
Urban gardening: Small spaces, big results

Urban gardening: Small spaces, big results

Nan Chase, Asheville North Carolina: It is easy to dismiss gardening dreams when the space you have at home is limited. However, urban gardening is possible and can bring you lots of beauty and bounty.