Organic Gardening Blogs

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Lettuce – Seed Saving – Strategy

If you’ve seen the handwriting on the wall with chemical companies buying up as many seed companies as will sell out to them and the other undesirable things going on in big agribusiness  — you’re already saving seed from your crops whenever you can.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about you may want to review these two posts: One, Two

A unique […]

Tomato Seeds – TomatoFest offers 600 varieties

If you have not already explored Gary Ibsen’s TomatoFest site you really should. Gary’s name is almost synonymous with heirloom tomatoes and has been for almost 33 years.

The TomatoFest in Carmel, California — an event that featured an expansive tasting display of 300 heirloom tomato varieties from around the world — was founded by Gary Ibsen.

For 20 years the TomatoFest Farm brand […]

Monsanto – Goliath challenged by David

The Monsanto ‘story’ pretty much reads like a made-up comic book story.  The comparison that comes to mind is Superman and his arch nemesis, Lex Luthor, the rogue scientific genus.

If someone (unfamiliar with the horror that is taking place in the ‘unnatural’ realm of agriculture) were to come upon the story, they would probably dismiss it as cuckoo.  Surely the writings of some […]

Making the Decision – Organic Seeds or not?

I’ve used organic methods since I first started gardening 32 years ago and am committed to a sustainable and regenerative way of gardening.

I never remember having the option to buy organic seeds or plants.  If they were available at all back then, I had no access to them.  I just bought seed and raised plants.

Organic is popular.

The word organic has now […]