Posts tagged "Gardening Seeds"

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Seed Swap a Success

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Seed Swap a Success
On Sunday I hosted the first seed swap at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The event was a success because of the volunteers like My Skinny Garden, Garden Girl, How Does Your Garden Grow?, Growing in Chicago, Laura Young of the Lurie Garden, and Jessica, president of the Forest Park Community Garden who brought... Read more »

Shopping for Identity in Seed Catalogs

Shopping for Identity in Seed Catalogs
At last year’s Chicago Flower & Garden Show I watched as a customer at the D. Landreth Seed Company booth say “You’re women owned, that’s great!” before giving Barbara Melera, owner of the D. Landreth Seed Company, the thumbs up and walking away with her seed purchase. The exchange surprised me, but it really shouldn’t... Read more »

Chicago Flower and Garden Show: Marketplace

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show this year is filled with inspiration for gardeners who like themed gardens, but it also hold some special shopping opportunities for us urban gardeners and people who garden in small spaces and lovers of unusual plants.  The D. Landreth Seed Company: creators the African-American Heritage Collection of vegetable garden seeds has a large... Read more »
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Lets "Grow Together" with One Seed Chicago

Get 2010 off to a great start by growing together with One Seed Chicago. One Seed Chicago is a project of NeighborSpace, Chicago’s land trust for community gardens. Every year One Seed Chicago puts three seeds up for a vote, Chicagoans vote for their favorite and the winning seed is sent to them for free... Read more »

SeedBallz and Seeds: Gifts for Gardeners

If you’re familiar with guerrilla gardening, then you’ve heard of seed bombs. Seed bombs are a small amounts of clay formed into spheres that hold seeds. Usually, seed bombs are tossed over fences into places like empty lots where the rains dissolve the clay exposing the seeds that then germinate. They’re easy to make, but... Read more »

Collecting Seeds in the Garden

Seed saving season in the garden is underway and I thought I’d share some tips that I find useful when trying to save seeds for next year. The first thing I’d recommend for a new frugal gardener to do is start an Emergency Seed Saving Kit. You can place this kit in the glove compartment... Read more »
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