Today I wrote a blog post for Sow True Seed about growing big ol’ sweet potatoes. It was an easy one to write because I love sweet potatoes SO much. They’re delicious, healthy, and store all winter long. Those are 3 excellent reasons to grow them in my book!
Read the post here.
Make sure to check it out, Sow True Seed is having a contest and all you have to do is win is leave a comment!
I’m frugal. I’m cheap. I do not like to part company with money that I work hard for. I especially don’t like to spend money on things that I can make for free or purchase second-hand.
Today’s blog post that I wrote over at Sow True Seed is about how to make or procure materials to start your yearly seed stash without spending much, or any money.
Here it is! http://sowtrueseed.com/articles/how-to-make-homemade-seed-starting-pots/
Do you have a favorite way to start seeds?
Happy Seeding! ~Angie
This last week I was lucky enough to attend the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference (Southern SAWG for short) in Mobile, Alabama as a representative of Sow True Seed. My co-worker and I set up a booth to sell our awesome seeds, and I had a great time talking to growers, farmers, savvy business folk, and other like-minded people.
Thursday night there was a seed swap, which was less swap and more free-for-all. We’d taken with us a few big boxes of seed that had not passed its last germination testing for USDA standards but was still perfectly plantable, and a few hundred empty envelopes. People were so excited you’d think we were giving away gold bars. The swap was from 5 to 7 and we were out of envelopes by 5:30. Thankfully the two other seed companies present had brought lots of extras, but even with those added to the mix we were all out of envelopes by 6:30. Makes me happy though, I hope it all gets planted! (I’m in the green shirt all the way on the right near the window.)
They also had a pretty amazing jazz band, which I’m pretty sure was called The Excelsior Jazz Band.
My co-worker and I took turns working the booth and going to classes. The two standouts for me were Bramble Production in the South and taught by an Alabama Extension Agent Fruit and Nut Specialist, and Growing and Marketing Mushrooms by Tradd Cotter. Learning new things is the best. Next year the conference is in Lexington, KY, so that should be pretty great. It’ll be hard to beat this sunrise in Mobile though!
Today I was tromping through the woods with my dog, Usha, and while I waited at the creek for Usha to finish taking a drink I lapsed into a pretty good fantasy about it being warm enough to go swimming. This get-up would be too much for a dip in the creek, but I’d have a go at it anyway.
Happy Swimming! ~Angie
Today I wrote another blog post for SowTrue Seed.
In keeping with things to do to prepare for the coming garden season, this post is about good seed storage techniques to get the longest life out of your seeds. Read it here!
Over the weekend, a group of artists stitched a giant phrase onto the fence of the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles: Black Lives Matter.
Read more here.
Last week I wrote my first of what will be a bi-weekly series on garden goodness at Sow True Seed. Here is the link to my article which is about organizing your seed inventory for accurate new seed ordering and garden planning.
I hope you like it!
Happy Seeding! ~Angie