Last week, a court in California ruled in favor of High Mowing Organic Seeds in their suit against the USDA regarding the premature deregulation of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets.
This news just in from fellow Vermonter Tom Stearns, president of High Mowing Organic Seeds.
Last week, on September 22, 2009 [...]
The seed catalogs start piling up in January.
We speak with tens of thousands of gardeners over the course of a year, and one of the questions we’re often asked—especially by new gardeners and people who have relocated—is “Where should I purchase my flower and vegetable seeds?”
If it’s a gardener from New England, the tas [...]
We used Raised Bed Corners to create a set of stacked beds in front of our administrative offices in Burlington, VT.
Bull’s Blood beet seeds germinate among crops that will soon be harvested.
As the gardening season goes on, it’s a challenge to keep a front-yard vegetable garden looking good. Early crops are harvested, lettuce bol [...]
Onions grown from seeds or seedlings get larger and keep longer than onions grown from sets.
Onions must be one of the most confusing vegetables to grow for new gardeners. Does it make a difference whether you grow them from seeds or sets? Yes, it does and here’s why.
Most onions are biennial, which means that they grow vegetatively [...]
Photos taken by Debbie Page and Susan Romanoff during their visits to Longwood Gardens.
Last fall, I got the chance to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, which also happens to be a mushroom capital of the U.S. Founded by Pierre DuPont in 1906 in an attempt to save century-old trees, the gardens feature an arboretum and grand co [...]
Sunflowers are now available in a wide range of colors and sizes—from little ones that get no more than 1-foot tall to 12-foot giants.
If I could plant just one seed this spring (!) I think it would be a sunflower seed. Sunflowers deliver a whole lotta flower power in one summer. They require almost no attention at all, are fun to wa [...]
If you’re going to be starting seeds indoors this springunder lights, on a windowsill or in a greenhouseyou don’t want to be using regular potting soil. It’s too heavy and dense for the delicate, hair-like roots of a newly-germinated seed.
The best soil mix for seed starting is not really soil at all. It’s a growing mediu [...]
What’s it like to have more than 50 delphiniums in bloom in your garden? Sweet. Follow the story of a new kind of delphinium, from seed to bloom in 15 months.
Slide Show: New Millennium delphiniums, from seed to bloom. Click on the images to see captions or go to full-screen mode.
A little over a year ago, I wrote abo [...]