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Save and Share Seeds

September 7, 2018

Why save seed? Maybe for historical, political or economical reasons. Maybe because a variety is not longer offered in the trade. Whatever your reason, the time to start saving, or thinking about saving, is now.


Hold That Soil

August 29, 2018

As garden areas become available after harvesting vegetable crops, protect the soil by planting cover crops. Oats or a mixture of oats and peas are good choices for this time of year. They establish quickly and will hold soil and some nutrients in place during the fall. Then they’ll winterkill, making those areas ready for planting in spring. For more information, see MOFGA Fact Sheet #10, Using Green Manures.