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Tomato Seed Saving by Fermentation

How to Save Tomato Seeds And Other Wet-Processed Seeds

Posted: August 27, 2015

Saving your own 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 really … Continue reading

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Seed Growing Info Session

Posted: February 4, 2015

When: Thursday February 19, 2015 4-6pm Where: Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759   Become A Seed Grower For Sow True Seed Sow True Seed is seeking farmers who are interested in growing seed as a cash crop. This session will include information on what varieties Sow True … Continue reading

Storing Seed In Mason Jars Keeps Them Viable

How to Store Seeds for Years!

Posted: January 20, 2015

What do bears and seeds have in common? They’re both excellent at hibernating. And both, even when doing nothing but being a bear or a seed, are still alive and running on their energy resources to stay that way. When bears come out of their long torpor, they eat like, well a bear, so they can … Continue reading

Seed Catalog Season is Here

Helpful hints on organizing your seed inventory

Posted: December 23, 2014

It’s that time of year again. Sure, I’m talking about twinkle lights, eggnog, and spending time with family. But I’m equally excited this time every year because all the new seed catalogs start showing up. Every gardener knows the limitless potential and grand fantasies these catalogs represent to us. Page after page of varieties we … Continue reading

October Beans

Exploring Seeds And What They Mean

Posted: April 8, 2014

Traditionally people plant their crops and selectively save the seeds for traits they deem desirable. Overtime, this led to a huge selection of varieties. However, with massive changes in agriculture over the last 100 years (such a short time!), innumerable varieties and vast amounts of genetic diversity have been lost. Many people are seeking an … Continue reading



Posted: April 29, 2013

If you are one of our customers, then chances are you are interested in preserving your personal power and choice when it comes to your food and your garden.  Growing GMO-free, open-pollinated seed is a great way to begin. But, saving seed takes some planning and preparation.  It is important to start small your first year … Continue reading

Dried arugula pods for seed saving

DIY Greens Seeds

Posted: July 29, 2011

All of my greens have bolted in this heat. Yes, even up in the lovely Blue Ridge it’s been hotter than usual. But this year I let a few plants go to flower and seed. I’ve been reading Suzanne Ashworth’s Seed to Seed, an excellent reference for seed savers. I don’t grow seeds for Sow … Continue reading

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