Little Potato Cucumber (Khira Balam)


True Lemon Cucumber

Gourdseed Corn: "Anyone looking for the old-fashioned taste that made Southern corn bread famous need look no further than the Old South dent corn called “gourdseed.” With flat, cream-colored kernels that resemble skinny pumpkin seeds — some Native Americans referred to them as “teeth” — this is a soft-kernelled, late-maturing variety with rich flavor. Its texture is ideal for dumplings, puddings, flat breads and even pound cake, provided it’s sifted well."

Schultz Medium Red Clover Seed 50lb. by Schultz Turf & Forage Seed for $89.99 : Rural King

Black Aztec Corn

Make your own soil blocker for seed starts

"Pepper, Alma Paprika Catalog #1212 (Capsicum annuum) Highly productive plants are loaded with thick walled cherry-type peppers. One of the best varieties for drying and grinding for paprika, or for fresh eating. Ripens from cream-white to orange to red. 70-80 days from transplant. MILDLY PEPPERY AND VERY SWEET"

Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm..." // Great Gardens & Ideas //

How to Grow, Harvest, and Use Breadseed Poppies for beautiful blooms and tasty seeds for baking.

S. In organic trials run by Colorado State University 'Socrates' came out top for yield. "'Socrates' by far, produced the most cucumbers per plant" from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Storing potatoes this way will help keep them fresh for several months depending on the temperature and humidity. Ours usually last until March before they begin sprouting.

Red Proso Millet: "Proso millet requires very little water, possibly the lowest water requirement of any cereal, and converts water most efficiently to dry matter/grain ...short growing season." "Proso, an ancient Slav name used in Russia and Poland (Candolle 1964), has also been called common millet, hog millet, broom corn, yellow hog, Hershey, and millet." " low straw grain ratio"

how to grow rhubarb

Seed starting 101 - Everything you need to know to start your own garden plants from seed. (Free Downloadable PDF eBook)

Guatemalan Blue Banana Squash

My grandmother used to grow these...

FREE Webinar: "Start Your Own Seed Collection" Starting your own personal seed collection is an excellent way to preserve the varieties you love. Begin collecting this year to ensure that next spring you'll have your favorite seed varieties to share with friends and family as well as for your own garden! January 29, 2013, 7:30 PM CST Learn more and sign up here:

Rosalind Creasy Garden. California. Citrus growing on arbor trellis over path leading to secret garden. Spring bulbs, heuchera and fuschias in planters, small manicured lemon thyme hedge as green edging. Saxon Holt Photography/PhotoBotanic Garden Library.

a dibber! makes holes to plants seeds.

Seed Saving: "Legumes (beans and peas) and solanaceous crops (tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants) are by far the easiest crops to save, since they are self-pollinated. There is the potential for cross-pollinating if you have hungry pollinators (I’ve seen bumblebees rip open bean flowers). Peppers and eggplants also have the potential for cross-pollination... to maintain a SPECIFIC variety they need to be separated by at least 500 feet or have flowers bagged"