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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    news article on Mexican Heirloom Beans https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/23/the-hunt-for-mexicos-heirloom-beans?google_editors_picks=true ***To a bean breeder, the difference is more than academic. Mesoamerican and Andean beans have different yields and tolerances; they get different...
  2. Michigan
    Central Michigan Seed Swap – Sunday February 27, 2017 - featured speaker Botanical Explorer Joseph Simcox Lakeview Tamarack District Library Seed Library Lyon Township Public Library Seed Library Southeast Michigan Seed Savers at Brandon Township Public Library Seed Library roll-out Wednesday...
  3. Ohio
    FYI: Ohio Valley Seed Swap – Saturday April 8, 2017
  4. Indiana
    FYI: Northern Indiana Seed Swap Warsaw IN – Saturday January 28, 2017 Seed Brown County Indiana Seed Swap – Saturday March 4, 2017
  5. Kentucky
    FYI: Appalachian Seed Swap Pikeville KY - Saturday April 1, 2017
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    An excellent source for regionally adapted open-pollinated and heirloom seeds and sustainable gardening contacts. Appalachian Seed Swap Pikeville KY - Saturday April 1, 2017 Northern Indiana Seed Swap Warsaw IN – Saturday January 28, 2017 Ohio Valley Seed Swap – Saturday April 8, 2017...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    When it comes to stockpiling seeds we have discussed the topic in depth. Something that has been overlooked is how many seeds should you stockpile? I have come up with a simple formula and would like to know what yall think. How many seeds do you normally plant to obtain X amount of harvest...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Was looking around to buy some Heirloom seeds for my bug out bag. Found a few "vaults" of seeds, I know how to plant and have a bit of a green thumb.. I was wondering when It came to harvesting in the fall. I've never saved the smaller plants seeds. corn, pumpkin, beans, watermelon, and other...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I planted some seeds and seedlings a couple months ago. Not only did they not die off like in the past but they are producing fruit! My tomatoes plants are nearly out of control but there are at least 50 small green tomatoes among the 4 plants. We harvested our first few peppers and some red...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have been picking up packets of heirloom seeds to plant and to store. I know I read somewhere that stored seeds can survive 25 years, but I recently read that they last just 2 years. Because I have only been storing seeds since last year I don't have a reliable test. Do any preppers here...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Basically, one of our local grocery stores also stocks local organic produce, purchased from local farmer co-ops. They sell heirloom tomatos (those wacky irregular, multi-colored tomatos) which made me wonder, are the seeds in those considered "heirloom" seeds, as discussed on this forum, or is...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    looking for a book on how to save my heirloom seeds(vegetable's). i did some searching on the internet and found "seed to seed by Suzanne Ashworth." has anybody read this?
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I apologize in advance if my question is stupid. I am starting my first vegetable garden this year and even though I have done a lot of research, I am still completely confused with the terminology. Some websites advertise their seeds as either Heirloom or open pollinated. From my...
  14. British Isles and ROI
    Worried. I placed an order with these guys at the weekend, http://www.seedfest.co.uk/ But I haven't heard anything back from them - I was wondering if anyone here has ordered from them as they claim to specialise in heirloom seeds packs for preparedness. I should have read the website more...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I was on rareseeds.com today and saw they have small and large "homesteader" kits for both northern and southern climates. The large kit even comes in a bucket! :D: I bought a few seed packs from them this year and had more tomatoes than I knew what to do with. I'm going to give one a try...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Not to sound ignorant, but I am new to the idea of gardening. I keep seeing the word "heirloom" when it comes to seeds. Can anyone explain the differences and or benefits? I kinda thought that seeds were seeds.
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What does heirloom quality mean? Is there a way to get a 5-10 year storage life out of seeds? The ones I see in Walmart, lowes, etc like "Burpee" have a date of about a year on the package. I'd like to store seeds, and have an upright freezer if that's an option. But I need info on what I'm...
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