I just got back in the house from working in my greenhouse.  It was in the upper 30’s here today, but in the greenhouse it was 70 degrees.  I plan to run my milkhouse heater for the next several weeks of evenings to get by…but IT WAS TIME.  I get really itchy to garden this time of year, if you read my other blog for any length of time you know that. 🙂  Anyhow, I can’t wait to be harvesting all the red romaine, tatsoi, radishes, sprouts, herbs and spinach out of there.  I have been doing Dr. Terry Wahls’ Paleo Plus ketogenic program for healing purposes, combined with the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol, for two months now.  The protocols are both heavy in fresh, organic greens and veggies; what better way to get them than to grow them yourself.

These are obviously not things I planted today…but just thought I’d show a little variety of some of the things I’m most excited about this year.

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Just thought it would be a good time to share a few of my favorite seed companies.  I try to plant predominantly heirloom seed.  I’m not 100% on that but it’s close.  I like that you can save seed from year to year, and have it remain true to the originals.  They are varieties that are beautiful, and have stood the test of time.  I have several ancient seed varieties, I am truly a sucker for a good “seed story.”   In a world full of questionable-at-best biotech seeds, I am an old fashioned girl and really enjoy all my beautiful, healthy plants.  And the flavor is out of this world.  This is your great-grandma’s garden.  🙂  Great grandma believed in food security, and so do I.

On that note, here is an interesting article that surfaced this week about the Svalbard seed vault in Norway.  For as much as the push is towards GMO’s, I find it interesting that the “powers that be” are squirrelling away heirloom seeds.

So without further ado, some of my favorites:

Hands down favorite year after year:  Baker Creek Seed Company

Runner up:  Seed Savers Exchange

Other faves:

Peaceful Valley

Turtle Tree Seed

Bountiful Gardens

Seed Treasures (I have a soft spot for this homesteading couple from northern MN, they have great varieties and I love their story!)

Johnny’s

John Scheepers

For great quality and variety of medicinal herb seeds, these guys are amazing:  Strictly Medicinal Seeds

Hope this was helpful!  I’ve ordered from the above companies for several years and have been continuously pleased.  God bless!

Heather

 

 

 

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