Spring can feel so very far away when you live in the Far North. For most other folks around the country, spring is only WEEKS away. As Alaskans, we know we have several months before we see the Birch begin to bud.
This time of year is an excellent time to look over seed catalogs, browse gardening books at the library and dream of warm summer days. As we take advantage of our rest period, we just wanted to share our thoughts on seed purchases…..
Open pollinated, heirloom and organic varieties have proven their value not only in yields but also in diversity. We need to preserve the seed diversity that exists and hopefully we can save our own seeds. Saving seed benefits not only our families and our food, but our communities.
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We have grown everything from watermelons (not very big ones) to yin/yang shelled beans (outside, in Alaska, without season extenders).
We want to share as much information with our communities so that we all have access to healthy food crops.
Our goal is growth!