Tag: Seeds

Rare Heirloom Seeds

For the month of September Garden Seeds is featuring Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company again.  We featured them when we first started this website back in January of 2016 because Jere inspired my son Basswood with his desire to learn about and collect rare seeds.    Garden Seeds Featured Seed Companies.   There is a documentary series on the dangers of GMOs that has been running the last couple of weeks.  It was put out by Read More …

Irish Seed Savers – Seed Bank

For the month of August Garden Seeds is featuring Irish Seed Savers. Their mission is to preserve Irish heirloom and heritage seeds. Irish Seed Savers Association maintains Ireland’s public seed bank with over 600 varieties of seeds that are not available commercially. Irish Seed Savers also has a project to preserve heritage apple varieties by growing them, in this way they preserve the biodiversity of apple trees in Ireland. One of Irish Seed Savers Association’s Read More …

From Seed to Shining Seed

They wrote an article about Basswood in the local newspaper entitled From Seed to Shining Seed.  It tells how he is out to see the world by hitchhiking or taking buses.  The article tells how Basswood meets people to learn about their way of life.  “’When he works for room and board, he is really there for a free education,” Scot said. “Many people actually pay permaculture farms for the privilege of working on them Read More …

Featured Seed Company for August

Wow! It has been over a month since I posted something. It has rained on average every other day for the last two months. I know that Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” but this is ridiculous. It has been too wet to work in our landrace gardens and so they are just overgrown weed patches. We do believe in letting some weeds grow but we like to be able to find Read More …

Heritage Harvest Seed Heirloom Seed Company

Garden Seeds has decided to feature a Canadian seed company, Heritage Harvest Seed, for the month of June.  Heritage Harvest Seed is a Canadian heirloom/heritage seed mail order company.  Heritage Harvest Seed specializes in rare and endangered heirloom/heritage varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs. With over 700 varieties to choose from, they’ll surely have something to suit your taste. Over the past decade they have become Canada’s #1 source for rare and endangered varieties of Read More …