Today I wanted to talk about how we save our seeds around here and how you can too at home. It involves very little equipment output on your part by simply using everyday household tools. This post was probably inspired by the fact that we have finally gotten around to getting the majority of our seeds dried, cleaned and stored for the season, believe me did I have the biggest sigh of relief because this task is a huge undertaking for us! Of course for the homegrower saving seeds is very doable and relatively simple!
It's fall y'all and many northern gardeners, like myself, are beginning to wind down our harvest, put our beds to sleep and begin winter prep. You may also be thinking about looking ahead to next year, which means you might have one thing on your mind already-seeds! Did you know that as well as purchasing seed, you also have a bank of seeds right there in your hands, possibly in your garden still? If you have never saved seeds, are new to seed saving or need a refresher this post is for you!
If you are a first time grower of Dahlias and you are anyway in a colder zone (ahem most of my fellow Canadian's, I'm looking at you), then you should know that Dahli tubers do not fare well overwintering in the ground. They will not survive freezing and so now is the time to start thinking about digging and storing them over winter. It can seem like a duanting task, especially for the novice grower but don't worry-I got you! I've broken the process down into several simple steps.
Morning, know its been awhile but between Feburary and June is the busy season for us. In this chapter we'll be exploring growing fruits in cold climates. We expirement with alot of season extension techniques but my focus here will crops we can get to harvest without hoophouses and greenhouses. Goji Berry or Wolf Berry is where we'll start, Goji's are one of my favorite fruits and they are incredibly easy to grow. I have had first year Goji's survive highs of 37 celcius and lows of minus 48 celcius. They are incredibly hardy as well as productive. They have...