Natural Does Not Mean Organic, and Organic Does Not Always Mean Healthy

Natural. All Natural. 100% Made with…….. yadda yadda yadda. Frankly, the words don’t mean much anymore. As I walk through the isles at the grocery store, I have to admit, I’m enticed by the concept of natural. I’m obsessed with feeding my family healthy organic foods. And why not? We…
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Seed Definitions

Sorting out the confusion of Hybrid, Open Pollinated, Heirloom and Genetically Modified Seeds.   What is an Heirloom?There are some heated discussions about what defines an heirloom. Many believe an heirloom has some history to it, or that it has been grown for a certain amount of years to prove…
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Seed Planting Depth

Vegetable Depth to plant Asparagus 1'” Beans (bush & pole) 1” Beans (lima) 1” Beets 1” Broccoli 1/2” Brussels Sprouts 1/2” Cabbage 1/2” Cantaloupe 1” Carrot 1/2” Cauliflower 1/2” Cucumber 1/2” Eggplant 1/2” Kale 1/2”` Kohlrabi 1/2” Lettuce 1/2” Okra 1” Onion (seed) 1/2” Parsley 1/8” Pepper 1/2” Potato 1-2”…
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Ph Needs For Vegetables

Vegetable Optimal pH Artichoke Asparagus Beans Beet Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Cantaloupe Carrot Catnip Cauliflower Celery Chard Chili Pepper Chives Cucumber Dill Eggplant Garlic Kiwi Leek Lettuce Mint Mushroom Okra Onion Parsley Parsnip Peas Peanuts Peppers Potatoes Pumpkins Radish Raspberry Rhubarb Rutabaga Shallots Soybeans Spinach Squash Strawberries Sunflower Sweet Corn…
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Seed Viability Chart

The following chart will give you a guideline to saving your seeds. Many factors will affect the viability such as, the seed's age, humidity, temperature and light. Also, these numbers are minimum years. If the seeds are kept in optimal conditions you could expect much longer storage times. The germination…
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