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Saving Your Own Tomato Seeds

Saving your own tomato seeds from homegrown heirloom tomatoes will give a better tasting and producing tomato as it adapts to your location in just a couple of years. You only need a few fruits and some simple tools to get started. A few considerations on saving your own tomato seeds: select fruit that are […]

Alan and Linda Kapuler

A Journey of Seed Saving and Beyond

After saving the seeds for hundreds of cultivars we began to search for a way to understand the structure of plant diversity. We wanted to grow and collect varieties that are central to the biodiversity of the world. So we came to Rolf Dahlgren thanks to Ken Chambers of the Botany Department of OSU and […]

Planting potatoes in a hugel bed.

Hügelkultur Gardening

Hügelkultur (pronounced “hoogle-culture”) is German for “hill culture.” Hügelkultur entails growing crops on a raised, earthen mound that consists of a foundation of fresh or rotting logs and branches covered in layers of manure, compostable materials and soil. Hügelkultur (pronounced “hoogle-culture”) is German for “hill culture.” Hügelkultur entails growing crops on a raised, earthen mound […]

The Mulch and Soil Council have in- vestigated the use of colorants in mulch products.

Weed Control: Mulching Questions Answered

Weed control through mulching makes sense for many growers, but there are often questions about sourcing, safety and sustainability.