Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pink Scabiosa Trialers Needed

I need four gardeners who are willing to trial "pin cushion" or scabiosa in their garden. We need to determine if the scabiosa that is presently a lovely pink will grow out as 'pink' since we also grow Chat Noir. Today we collected tons of seed from the pink scabiosa and have replanted it to determine if it's stable. However, it would be great to have a few others doing the same thing since Chat Noir has such a prominent presence in our garden.

Please post a reply or send a private email if you are interested in receiving a free packet of seeds. The only caveat is that you must agree to provide us with direct feedback on the status of the seed, the color and quality of plants generated as a result.

UPDATE (12.16.09): I am still seeking trialers. Please feel free to contact me, if interested.

We'll post an update when we can't accept any additional requests.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Outstanding Reasons for Saving Heirloom Seeds!

Recently visited the Irish Seed Savers site and could immediately appreciate their 10 reasons for saving seeds:

Food Security
Self Sufficiency
Environmental Sustainability
Global Change
Cultural Heritage

This made for a really compelling reason to save our own seed! Read for yourself.