Becoming a Grower for Baker Creek

Now that you know how to save your seeds, is it possible to make money by producing seeds for a seed company?  You would think not but Yes!!, you can! One company that has others growing for them is Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.  They do not actively recruit for this but they do not... Continue Reading →

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Seed Saving Methods

Saving seeds will help you to save money in seed purchases every year.  You will also be able to grow what you already enjoyed from last season.  It is also a great skill toward your goal of self-sustainability.  There are even seed swapping groups and seed swap events. There are primarily two ways of saving... Continue Reading →

Saving Tomato Seeds – Fermentation

This is a quick reference on how to save tomato seeds.  It will include fermentation which helps remove germination inhibitors and seed-borne diseases.  Only heirloom seeds should be kept because hybrids will not breed true to the parent. Tools: Cup Water Colander Paper towel Rubber bands Envelope and pen Plate Steps: Select the tomato that... Continue Reading →

Heirloom, Hybrid and GMO

An heirloom plant comes from seeds that have been passed down from generation to generation.  These seeds are open-pollinated which means that they rely on natural pollination from insects. Did you know that in the supermarket you have mostly hybrid fruit and vegetables? They are meant to be produced in high volume with the same... Continue Reading →

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