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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 - 3:12pm

Farmers Finding Non-GMO Seed More Profitable?

From OffTheGridNews (hat tip to Amanda for sharing):

Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry.

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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Fri, Aug 2, 2013 - 10:03pm

Podcast on the Importance of Growing Heirloom Plants in Your Garden

I'm cross-posting our new podcast with Jere Gettle of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds to bring it to the attention of this Group, as it's particularly relevant to those interested in backyard gardening.

Preserving heirloom strains and expanding their use among small farmers and backyard gardeners is important for many reasons, including:

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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 - 5:24pm

Looking for heirloom carrots, onions, corn and/or peppers

I've really enjoyed growing rare heirloom varieties of vegetables this year. If you have any interesting heirloom seeds to share for carrots, onions, corn and/or cucumbers - I'm interested.

I have 4 unopened non-GMO seed packs of radishes, okra, rutabega and sorrel to exchange in return. (Actually, I have a lot more options than that, so feel free to name your "price" in preferred varietal and I'll see if I have it)

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 - 8:19pm

daikons, walking onions, succulents

I'm setting this topic up as a place to offer excess seeds and plants between members.

To start, I have a couple of packets of ten daikon radish seeds, and a few extra Egyptian walking onions, which re-seed themselves. I will exchange them for other seeds of interest. Let me know what you have, and let's trade!

I also have some extra purely ornamental blue-gray succulents, which are sort of like hen-and-chicks but with a trailing habit suitable for hanging baskets. In the following picure, they are the ones on the right.

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 - 10:54am

Put in your seed order early!

I know what grows here and have most of my seeds saved. For the rest, I just did my seed order for next year. Because I did it online I saw many things are already sold out. This has been an increasing trend for the last few years, so I urge you to order early.

As people get more and more aware of the coming ecomonic hardships, or lose their jobs or have their taxes raised, kitchen gardens are getting more and more popular. And that means the seeds are going to go fast. Plan your garden now and beat the rush!

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catherder
By catherder on Sat, Oct 13, 2012 - 5:11pm

Long lasting seed packaging from Pacific NW seed company

I recently posted about buying some Painted Mountain corn seed to grow for flour. I was amazed when it arrived, along with some eggplant seed I also ordered, to find that both seeds were encased in what looked like permanent mylar packages with ziploc closure - having never seen that in seed packaging before (the kind of material a lot of coffee comes in - which seems impossible to recycle).  I was going to decant it into jars, but now there is no need to. It appears to be insect proof and is certainly waterproof (looks like it would survive long term immersion!!) as is.

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 - 4:09pm

Resilent Life Seed Exchange

This is a discussion where those who have extra seeds will share with those who want to try a new crop in their kitchen garden. Anything from companion plantings to keep off bugs to beans to what have you?

Post what you have extra of, or want, and work out the mailing addresses and details in a Private Message (PM) please. Use the comments here to express interest, but please do not post personal information here. Oh - and use the comments to say thanks when you get something!