Seeds Blog

New Seed Varieties for a Superior 2017 Garden

Jan 10, '17

Every year brings exciting changes, especially with regards to seeds! We have added 13 new varieties to our lineup and they are sure to not disappoint. Rutgers 250 Tomato. This heirloom variety was developed by Rutgers University to bring back that old-time Jersey Tomato flavor. Fireball F1 Hybrid Radish. Fireball...

An Unexpected Groundcover

Apr 26, '16

Last year we installed raised beds in our small kitchen garden.  We had access to free, HUGE beams and the ability to construct them (thanks, Dad!) so it seemed crazy not to add them.  When they went in, we found a use for the mountain of bricks we’ve dug up...

Uncommonly Good Vegetables

Mar 30, '16

By this time of year most gardeners have planned and re-planned (and, possibly re-re-planned) their vegetable gardens for the season.  Every square foot has been designated for your vegetables of choice.  However, if, like me, you find yourself with a little corner here or a long narrow space there with...

10 Great Pollinator Plants You Can Grow from Seed

Sep 1, '15

1.  Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), perennial: Bumblebees are frequent visitors to coneflowers, and you'll see plenty of other pollinators, including honeybees, butterflies, moths, beetles, and flies. Plant coneflowers in full sun. Birds love the seeds. 2.  Milkweed (Asclepias sp.), perennial and annual: Milkweed is both a nectar source for the monarch...

Pepper Trials 2015

Aug 31, '15

This season we included peppers in our trials - mainly because one of our old standard bell peppers is soon to be discontinued.  In hopes of finding a suitable replacement, we planted out 11 varieties of sweet bell peppers.   5 stood out as being the sweetest with a good...