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Spring onions – saving seed

Spring onions or shallots as they are sometimes known often run to seed when weather warms in spring. Seed of green onions does not keep for long and seed collected for sowing next season will produce a vigorous crop as … Continue reading

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Scallions or Spring onions

True scallions (Allium fistulosum) that originated in the Far East do not form a bulb. Also known in Australia as spring onions or green onions, these onions are a versatile herb that are used as raw or cooked vegetables In … Continue reading

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US farmers v. Monsanto

On January 31, 2012, US family farmers will take part in the first phase of a court case filed to protect farmers from ‘genetic trespass’* by Monsanto’s GMO seed, which contaminates organic and non-GMO farmer’s crops and opens them up … Continue reading

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Saving seed

Annie recently e-mailed me her mother’s method of selecting fruits and pods for saving seed, and I thought it might be of interest to other readers. “My mother grew upon a farm in the south of Italy and she has … Continue reading

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Saving pea seed

Garden peas that we sowed in early May have performed very well again this year and we have been able to freeze quite a lot. We have to net our peas to protect them from birds. We use arches of … Continue reading

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Saving pumpkin seed

If your pumpkin vine has performed well for you this year, it is worth saving seed from one of the best pumpkins as the plants that grow from collected seed will have already adapted to your soil and climate conditions, … Continue reading

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