A Journal of Heirloom Gardening

How to pollinate Squash Plants

How to pollinate Squash Plants

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 6th Jul 2017

Squash plants contain both male and female flowers. Female flowers often grow lower than the male flowers and they are usually closer to the vine. Squash and other members of the curcubit family are i … read more
Growing the Blue Shackamaxon Pole Bean

Growing the Blue Shackamaxon Pole Bean

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 30th Jun 2017

The Blue Shackamaxon is probably the rarest bean we currently have in our collection. It's so rare that we are one of only two heirloom companies that sell this old world pole bean. I was actually sur … read more
Growing Potatoes

Growing Potatoes

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 22nd Jun 2017

Potatoes are probably one of my favorite vegetables to grow. They aren't too fussy and under great conditions can produce pounds of food. If you are able to dedicate even a small area of your homestea … read more
Making Strawberry Plants from Runners

Making Strawberry Plants from Runners

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 18th Jun 2017

Although we don't sell strawberry plants I am still a big fan of this humble plant. They are easy to grow and come back every year and that alone makes them a winner in my book! The neat thing about t … read more
How to Hand Pollinate Corn

How to Hand Pollinate Corn

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 12th Jun 2017

Have you ever harvested an ear of corn and quickly notice some of the kernels did not fully develop. This is probably due to lack of pollination. Corn have both male and female parts. The male part is … read more