A Journal of Heirloom Gardening

Raising Italian Honeybees on an Heirloom Seed Farm

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 4th May 2020

Raising Italian Honeybees on an Heirloom Seed Farm

Raising Italian bees on an heirloom farm has been a goal of ours for some time now. I am convinced bees are one of God's most amazing creations. The bees we raise are Italians which are widely know fo …

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How to Save Cilantro Seeds

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 23rd Apr 2020

How to Save Cilantro Seeds

Besides Basil I would have to say that Cilantro is probably my next favorite herb. It's very easy to grow and it's flavor is so refreshing especially when added to homemade tomato salsa. Cilantro grow …

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How to Hand Pollinate Corn

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 12th Apr 2020

How to Hand Pollinate Corn

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 …

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A Seed Saving Guide for Heirlooms

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 30th Mar 2020

A Seed Saving Guide for Heirlooms

Hey guys, I decided to publish this as a blog post since there seems to be an interest in heirloom recently. It's just a basic seed saving guide for vegetables. Hope you enjoy!This guide is designed w …

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How to seed save squash without fear of crossing

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 6th Feb 2020

How to seed save squash without fear of crossing

When it comes to seed saving squash varieties often times there can be some confusion in terms of which species will cross with what. There are four recognized species of squash which include Cuc …

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Successfully Saving Pepper Seeds

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 21st Jan 2020

Successfully Saving Pepper Seeds

For the most part pepper seeds are relatively easy to save with just a few tips in mind. The biggest issue with saving true to type pepper seeds is proper distance or isolation. As seen in the picture …

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