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Cherokee Tomato Seed Saving preparation

Seed Cleaning Techniques for Seed Saving

Posted: November 7, 2016

In order to successfully store the seeds you harvest, they must be cleaned thoroughly first. There are two categories of seed cleaning techniques based on whether the mature seeds are borne in wet structures or basically dry on the plant. Wet processing is a 3-step process used to clean seeds that are enclosed in the … Continue reading

Herb Fennel Flower - a delicate yellow umbel

Grow Your Own Fennel – it gets better all summer!

Posted: July 19, 2016

We tend to grow Florence fennel for its yummy bulbous stem. Pale green and delicately flavored like licorice, this stem is a culinary gem. But did you know that if left to flower and set seed, this same fennel yields a lot of aromatic seeds that can be “put by” for winter use in baking, … Continue reading

Organic Seed Alliance Internship Program

Organic Seed Alliance Seed Internship Program

Posted: April 20, 2016

Are you interested in learning to become a seed farmer through an internship? Sometimes our customers ask why certain varieties of our seed are certified organic, while others are not. Like many seed companies, Sow True Seed often has difficulty in finding sources for certified organic seed. The demand for organic seed has increased with … Continue reading

heirloom seeds at a seed swap

Beyond the Seed There is a Story

Posted: April 7, 2016

I sat at my desk in the Sow True Seed office, fluorescent lights glowing overhead, my computer screen flickering with orders coming in through the internet. Not the picture one imagines when thinking about the work of a purveyor of heirloom seeds, yet it is in this little office that things happen which just might … Continue reading

Holly Whiteside Against the Grain Farm Seed Growing

Growing Seed: would you like to learn how to make money as a seed grower?

Posted: January 27, 2016

Join us for Holly Whiteside’s (Against the Grain Farm) presentation, Seed Saving on a Market Farm, about her experiences as a farmer who also grows seed for the commercial market. Discussion and an optional tour of Sow True Seed will follow. This presentation and discussion is targeted at Market Farmers interested in potentially growing seed … Continue reading

Drying Winter Squash Seeds for Saving

How to Save Squash Seeds

Posted: November 10, 2015

Saving your own squash seeds from your favorite varieties has many benefits. Here are a few: Protect against seed companies dropping your favorite variety. Select seeds for your personal tastes and desires. Enhance micro-regional adaptation of your seed. Save money. Gives you ‘currency’ for trades and seed-swaps. Apparently, so my friend told me, seed-savers are … Continue reading

Seed Packets

Seeds in Asheville’s Next 100-Year Time Capsule

Posted: September 30, 2015

Asheville City Time Capsule Contain Greasy Cut Shorts We have some Sow True Seed Glenwood Greasy Cut Short Pole Beans in this time capsule. We’re hoping for 100-year germination, but at the very least the genetic information will not be disturbed! ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TIME CAPSULE INSTALLATION CEREMONY Asheville and Buncombe County will install the 2115 Asheville Buncombe … Continue reading

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