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Tips for Container Gardening

Article by Laura Neff, NS/S Retail Associate, published April 17, 2017.

When most people think of gardening, they think of large in ground plots or raised beds. From my experience, this picture tends to intimidate many people. Particularly those who are on a limited income, have limited space and time, live in a space where HOAs or landlords do not allow any renovations or changes, or are new to gardening and not quite ready to take the plunge into a large garden space. One of the most common reactions to gardening I receive when people come into the Native Seeds/SEARCH retail store is that they would love to do more if they were able to, but one of these reasons mentioned above keeps them from doing so. I tell these folks and whoever reading this blog post that every garden (large, small, container, or in ground) makes a difference when it comes to the larger goal of food sovereignty and promoting local food.

Beauty Queen Squash

Published  by Sheryl Joy, Collections Manager on April 11, 2017.

We had a terrific growout of squash at the Conservation Farm last summer. Six different squash varieties were grown and had good harvests, but we wound up with a stunner of a harvest on one in particular!

How to Clean Gourds

Published  by Nancy Reid, Retail Associate on March 24, 2017.

Last summer, we grew the Apache Dipper Gourd for seed. Through our volunteer seed processing days we worked as a group on cleaning and harvesting the seeds. At the same time, we were able to open the hard outer shell by carefully using hand saws so that the gourds could be used for different purposes once the seeds were removed.

Favorite Staff Varieties

Published March 2, 2017.

Spring is here! Or at least coming soon for some parts of the country. At Native Seeds/SEARCH our staff definitely love all seeds but we have a few favorites that are essentials in our gardens. In this article a few staff members share our favorite varieties.

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