A Journal of Heirloom Gardening

Seed Saving Stewart Zeebest Okra Seeds

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 15th Sep 2019

Seed Saving Stewart Zeebest Okra Seeds

For this post I thought I'd include a video on saving okra seeds and how we do it here on our small farm. This method can be applied anywhere! This is currently the only variety we are growing right n …

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Growing Black Heirloom Tomatoes

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 10th Sep 2019

Growing Black Heirloom Tomatoes

Out of all the vegetables we grow throughout the season I always look forward to the first sun ripen tomatoes. Especially this season because we were trying two new black varieties. Now honestly …

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Growing King of the Garden Lima Beans

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 16th Jan 2018

Growing King of the Garden Lima Beans

If you are a big fan of pole beans and really enjoy the taste of Lima beans you should certainly give the King of the Garden Lima bean a try. I grew these last year on a tepee trellis I made from …

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Growing Henderson's Black Valentine

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 3rd Jan 2018

Growing Henderson's Black Valentine

If you have ever grown the Contender bush bean and are looking for a similar variety you should really try growing Peter Henderson's Black Valentine. In fact the Contender is actually called the Bu …

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Growing the Datil Pepper a rare variety

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 6th Nov 2017

Growing the Datil Pepper a rare variety

The Datil pepper is honestly one of the most unique pepper plants we have ever grown. The pepper originates from Saint Augustine Florida and outside of Saint Augustine is it largely unheard of. I firs …

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Growing and Seed Saving Top Pick Pinkeyes

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 24th Sep 2017

Growing and Seed Saving Top Pick Pinkeyes

Hello all,It's been quite a while since I lasted posted. We have been keeping a watchful eye on the storms the last few weeks as well as trying to get ready for winter. It has been quite a year this y …

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