Seed sowing, a departure — garden ruminations

I have been a member of the Alpine Garden Society for a very long time and every year they produce a most impressive seed list which for one reason or another, I’ve never had anything from. This year that changed, I dipped my toe into the 5621 items on the list, picked my allocation of […]

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Why Do They Do That? Seed Treatments — Iowa Agriculture Literacy

Purple, green, orange, yellow, red? No, these aren’t colors of M&Ms. These are some of the colors you’ll see on agriculture crop seeds that have been treated with the latest technologies to fight diseases and pests. Treating seed is nothing new. Farmers have been using different types of seed treatments dating clear back to […]

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Starting Your Seeds Indoors This Winter — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Expert answers to your herb-growing questions. Q. This year I want to grow some of my herb plants from seeds. What are the steps to starting seeds over the winter? A. Seed starting is like baking bread- you need the right mix of ingredients, the right temperature, and viable yeast. In the case of seed starting, the […]

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