Category Archives: seed saving


The great spud adventure, of course, begins in Prince Edward Island.  We met with Raymond Loo, who gave us a fantastic history of his family’s potato breeding and selection efforts.  He took us into his potato warehouse to show us … Continue reading

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Early grain

Yesterday we planted out the spring grain trial.  April 18 is mighty early so I am happy and I hope the seeds are too.  It is unusually dry and warm this spring.  Last spring was unusually wet and cool.  Normally … Continue reading

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Saving seed – a new/old twist

In the last post, I wrote about hens.  Some people go to a lot of trouble to keep the heritage breeds pure according to accepted traits for that breed.  It is a thankless task, but it is important to maintain … Continue reading

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