Podcast #36 Seed Saving How to Save Garden Seed

Learn how to save your garden seed. There's nothing like never having to buy seed again and upping your self-reliance and preparedness level. Great tips, her family has been saving several strains of seed for over 100 years.

Seed saving is one of the lost arts to many modern gardeners. It's my aim to change that. Learning how to seed save is one of the most important things you can do for you self-reliance, preparedness, and frugal nature. It's also an important tradition we're in danger of losing. … [Read more...]

How to Save and Store Your Heirloom Garden Seed

How to Save and Store Heirloom Garden Seed www.melissaknorris.com

How to save and store heirloom garden seed, especially bean seed is extremely easy. If you've read anything on my website, you know I'm a huge believer in heirloom gardening. Just one of the many benefits of heirloom gardening is your ability to save the seed from year to year, saving you money and making you more self-sustainable. (Check out my podcast Intro to Heirloom Gardening to find out while you'll love them as much as I do) … [Read more...]

Pioneering Today Podcast Episode #3 Intro to Heirloom Seeds

Intro to Heirloom Seeds Pioneering Today Podcast Episode #3 www.MelissaKNorris.com

We’ll post new episodes every Friday. If you subscribe you’ll get every episode for free. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via Itunes Heard the term heirloom gardening and seeds? Wondering what exactly heirloom plants mean and why they're beneficial for your food supply and garden? We'll discuss: The 3 characteristics a plant must have to be considered heirloom History of heirloom seeds Basics of seed saving Where to get heirloom seed Major benefits of heirloom plants Best type of heirloom plants to begin seed saving I look forward to sharing with you. Please email me at melissa(at)melissaknorris(dot)com with questions or comments. I’d love to have a readers show where I answer your questions. Or leave your question in the comments section below. … [Read more...]

My Heirloom Gardening Guide-Plant to Save Money Ebook is Out!!

Gardening tips from FREE Heirloom Gardening Guide at www.melissaknorris.com

I'm so excited to announce the release of my new ebook Heirloom Gardening Guide-Plant to Save Money. Not only do I feel it's a valuable resource for folks wanting to grow heirloom plants, become more self-sustainable, and preserve their own food, but it's FREE! … [Read more...]

Pioneering Today-Heirloom Seed Saving and Gardening

seed catalogs

My vegetable garden provides me with great enjoyment. I feel immense satisfaction from planting a seed, watching it grow, and produce. I wonder if God feels that way about us? I also like knowing my family is eating healthy food, untouched by chemicals, and who knows what else on its way to the store. Plus, I get to harvest my food at its peak for best taste and freshness. It's a lot of work. Doing most things from the ground up is. But it's worth it. Right now is the perfect time to order your seeds if you don't already seed save. Heirloom seeds are seeds left as God made them, untouched by the hand of science. This means you can save the seed from the plant and it will grow the following year. Money in your pocket and independence from the stores. When going through seed catalogs you may run across the term open-pollination. Open-pollinated, also known as heirloom or standard, are plant varieties that have stable traits from one generation to the next. Plants that … [Read more...]

Pioneering Today-Heirloom Tarheel Green Bean and Seed Giveaway

Tarheel Green Pole Beans

To celebrate the arrival of spring, I'm going to share my favorite vegetable with you. My grandparents moved from North Carolina to Washington state in 1937. They traveled with two other families on the back of flat-bed truck they converted to a camper with bunks. Can you imagine the cramped quarters? Packing space was limited to say the least. But my grandparents brought with them a packet of their pole green beans and a cast iron skillet. We've always referred to them as tarheel green beans. When my husband and I were dating, he came to meet my parents for the first time. He told me he didn't care for green beans, so when my mom passed the pot of green beans, I was surprised he took a serving. After eating his beans, he helped himself to more. I leaned over and whispered, "You don't have to eat more." I thought he just wanted to impress my parents. He replied, "These are the best beans I've ever eaten. I don't like other green beans, but I love these." We've grown them every … [Read more...]