Once in awhile we come across varieties that are so novel and extraordinary that even we are taken by surprise. Here are some of our favorite “outside of the box” varieties that we’ve encountered in the last few years.Read More
One common belief among gardeners is that tomato varieties with potato-type leaves are much more likely to cross pollinate than regular leaf tomatoes. What is the basis of this wisdom? Is there any truth in it?Read More
Here is an all new list of varieties that work well in small spaces. The varieties we chose this year not only provide delicious edibles, they also look lovely and will brighten up small spaces.Read More
According to the USDA, animals pollinate about 75% of crop plants grown worldwide for food, fiber, beverages, condiments, spices, and medicines (http://www.plants.usda.gov/pollinators/Native_Pollinators.pdf). A healthy garden needs the assistance of our insect friends. Here are a few plants, available from Seed Savers Exchange, that will attract these pollinators to the garden.Read More
We were excited last week to welcome our friend Austin to Heritage Farm. He's helping us tell our story on film for our 40th anniversary.
Keep your eyes peeled for the video, which will be coming your way in the New Year! For now, here's a behind the scenes look at the filming process.Read More
At Seed Savers Exchange we use photos to document our work, to record images of particular varieties, and to share the experience of our events and daily activity with you. Here's a look at some of our favorites from the last few years, all taken by the staff at Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa.Read More