A Journal of Heirloom Gardening

Growing the Blue Shackamaxon Pole Bean

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 30th Jun 2017

Growing the Blue Shackamaxon Pole Bean

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 …

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Growing Potatoes

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 22nd Jun 2017

Growing Potatoes

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 …

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Making Strawberry Plants from Runners

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 18th Jun 2017

Making Strawberry Plants from Runners

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 …

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How to Preserve Fresh Dill

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 7th Jun 2017

How to Preserve Fresh Dill

Well now that you have plenty of fresh dill from this year's spring how do you preserve it? Well generally there are two ways. One would be to wash and dry the dill and then freeze it in olive oil, bu …

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Corn Tillers or Suckers; Should they stay or go?

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 27th May 2017

Corn Tillers or Suckers; Should they stay or go?

Corn tillers also known as suckers are shoots that begin growing at the base of the corn stalk on both sides. It is not a genetic flaw in the slightest although it may look quite strange.There are a c …

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How to save seed from radishes

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 23rd May 2017

How to save seed from radishes

If I had not mentioned the title of this article would you be surprised if I told you the above picture is that of a radish flowering? These flowers belong to a flowering watermelon radish on our …

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