Category Archive: SSE Preservation

Evaluating Hundreds of Heirloom Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange staff working on one of the hundreds of varieties evaluated each year.

Each year at Heritage Farm we grow a portion of our collection—family heirlooms passed down generationally and given to Seed Savers Exchange for safekeeping. Part of the responsibility that comes ... Read More »

Life Cycles

Radish, peas, lettuce.

The Teaching Garden at Seed Savers Exchange demonstrates important seed saving concepts. Throughout the growing season, we'll discuss these concepts by taking a closer look at different beds in this ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Radishes

Large French Breakfast radishes ready to bolt.

  The radishes at Heritage Farm are in full bloom! Our flowering beauties may no longer be edible, but they are well on their way to producing seed. Luckily, most radishes grow quickly and ... Read More »

How your plants pollinate

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Our teaching garden at Seed Savers Exchange demonstrates important seed saving concepts. Throughout the season, I’ll take you on a tour to discuss some of these concepts. The first stop on our tour is ... Read More »

The difference between open-pollinated, heirloom, and hybrid seeds

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Deciding which seed to plant can be a daunting task, and the decision is often more complicated than simply trying to pick which beautiful tomatoes to grow. Among the more important decisions every ... Read More »

Small talk, big numbers: A look at peas with the SSE Preservation staff

SSE Horticultural Technician Tor Janson (left) and Horticultural Assistant Collin Thompson taking measurements in the field

If you’re trying to make small talk at Heritage Farm, don’t ask someone from the SSE preservation staff how the garden is looking. I found this out for myself a few weeks ago while fetching some ... Read More »

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