Our friends at Garden Organic have some great tips on seed saving. Which seeds can I swop? Seeds from plants that do well in your garden, vegetable, flower, shrub, herbs… Ideally more unusual plants are sought after. Seeds from healthy plants. They should be collected when ripe, as mature seeds contain more food which […]
As winter closes in on us, we are already dreaming about spring and designing our new garden with permaculture in mind. Not only will we be incorporating an ediblelandscape, we will also be working on integrating some medicinal herbs.
Here is a list of seeds we are looking for and a list of seeds we have to trade.
Please leave us a message if you would like to do some trading.
Looking for the follow…..
(Why not organise one of these events where you live? mrjonmoore)
By Stevie Mathieu, Columbian assistant metro editor
Published: January 25, 2015, 8:26 PM
BATTLE GROUND — With still months to go until peak gardening season, a group of about 60 people packed into the historic Venersborg Schoolhouse on Sunday afternoon to get their hands on some lesser-known seeds to add to their gardens.
The annual seed swap and giveaway, started several years ago by Kristin White of Battle Ground, included tubers that would grow into 6-foot-tall lilies, indigo seeds and “more types of basil than I knew existed,” White said.
For many, the seed swap provides a chance to grow food that’s not typically sold in grocery stores, and to foster crop diversity, said Deanna Tworivers of Vancouver.
Seated in one corner of the schoolhouse, Tworivers chatted with guests about the seed library she keeps with several hundred varieties of heirloom seeds. A friend of hers started the seed library years ago, but handed it over to her for safekeeping once he got too busy to keep it going.
“It’s my job to share it and add to it,” she said. All of her seeds are free, and include seeds for veggies, herbs, flowers and root vegetables.
On Sunday afternoon, Tworivers was sharing a couple of new additions to the library: Glass Gem seeds, a variety of Indian corn that can be popped or ground into cornmeal, and Anasazi beans, which hail from the Southwestern U.S. and date back at least 1,000 years, she said.
For more about Deanna Tworivers’ seed library, email her at: email@example.com