By Engrid Winslow Beginning in March, as the days lengthen and temperatures begin to warm (at least some of the time!) the bees are starting to raise brood again. April means the delivery of packages and nucs and towards the end of the month established overwintered hives begin to think of swarming. This is […]
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By Engrid Winslow There are two primary types of radish – one hails from Asia (the most common ones are daikon which is large and white) but there is also the large sweet and remarkably pink Watermelon Radish. Watermelon radishes are delicious raw and can be substituted for a cracker in crudités and they also […]
by Heather Stone Do you have a garden that gets more shade than sun, but you still want to grow vegetables? No problem! There are plenty of vegetables that will grow well with partial sun. We’ve put together a list for you of vegetables that perform well with 6 hours or less of direct sunlight. […]
By Heather Stone Every year since 1995 the International Herb Association has named an Herb of the Year. This year’s selection is Anise hyssop, Agastache foeniculum. This North American native wildflower has a lot to offer in the garden, the kitchen, the medicine chest and to the pollinators. Anise hyssop is native to the […]
by Sam Doll Everybody is fermenting! From deliciously tart Kombucha to mouthwatering sourdough, home-fermented foods are the foodie trend du jour. Fermentation projects can be intimidating though. Many require multiple steps, special equipment, and difficult to find ingredients. Ready for a step up? Check out our guide to making your own Kombucha at home! So […]
by Sandy Swegel Everything’s greening up in your garden and there are so many interesting baby plants. Can you recognize what’s a friend or a foe? Here are some clues to help you identify little seedlings that are coming up in my garden right now! I’m a weed, but I’m a nutritious and […]
By Engrid Winslow Yes, it is still very cold and very dark but nothing fills the heart in the dead of winter than planning for spring. What should you be doing now that will keep those spirits up? Plan your vegetable and herb garden! 1. First of all, take a look at those vegetable and […]
Musings on Responsibility by Rebecca Hansen Here at BBB Seed, we are fortunate for the opportunity to talk with so many interesting people and to hear their philosophies on life, living, and gardening. As we have learned from our customers, there are many different but equally valid views on sustainable agriculture, organic versus non-organic gardening, uses […]
Summer is upon us and the wildflowers you planted are in full bloom and you have enough to spare, maybe, for a bouquet for your table! Wildflowers are great candidates for cut flower arrangements. Blooms can be freely cut without fear of ruining the manicured look of the typical flower bed and arrangements can be […]
by Rebecca Hansen What are “heirloom” vegetables? An heirloom vegetable is a non-hybrid, open-pollinated variety that has been passed down from generation to generation and, in some cases, can be traced back hundreds of years. These seed lines have been carefully selected to maintain uniformity and consistency for germination. Heirloom seeds become ‘heirloom’ because they […]
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