Varieties for Container Gardening

Varieties for Container Gardening

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.

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Plants that draw pollinators to your garden

Plants that draw pollinators to your garden

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.

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Step up to the Plate: What's a Turnabaga?

Step up to the Plate: What's a Turnabaga?

At Seed Savers Exchange we sometimes lovingly refer to our collection of 103 turnips and 81 rutabagas as “turnabagas.”  Confusion reigns over these crop types; many turnips in our collection are actually rutabagas. Much of the confusion stems from the fact that a common name for rutabaga is Swedish turnip. Botanically, however, the two are different species. Our favorite example of this confusion is the ‘Westport’, or ‘Macomber’, turnip, or as it’s known in the Heritage Farm Collection, Turnip 8. 

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