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Carrot and Beet seed production

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  GOLDEN BEET and YELLOWSTONE CARROT _______________________ MAY 13, 2022   WHEN SEEDS GET HARD TO FIND....GROW YOUR OWN These stecklings (roots) were grown at the Missoula Grain and Vegetable Farm in Stevensville, MT for the CSA and farmer’s market customers.  Since these roots were of choice/premium food quality, it was an easy time finding the best roots for seed production.   These crops have similar growing and transplanting requirements.   Its important to meet or exceed the minimum steckling population requirements for genetic strength.  If not, your seed and food crops will dive down quickly and lose nutrition and...

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Butterflies NEED Native Plants: A Look at the Monarch

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Butterflies NEED Native Plants: A Look at the Monarch
Many butterflies and bees rely on specific native plants as larvae. The monarch's relationship with milkweed is a great example of this connection forged between insects and plants.

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DIY Easy At-Home Germ Test

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DIY Easy At-Home Germ Test
Here is an easy home method to do a germination test, or germ test. Figure out what percentage of your seed will grow to make plants next season. 

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Milkweed Seed Harvesting and Processing

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Milkweed Seed Harvesting and Processing

Monarchs are in decline and they NEED milkweed to survive. Here is a brief run-down of how we find it easiest to harvest milkweed seeds. There are several ways to harvest milkweed seeds, but this is the best way we have found. This method is time sensitive, so you must be watching your milkweed and harvest the pods at the right moment. If you miss the proper timing, check out other harvest and seed cleaning options from this great Xerces Society blog: https://xerces.org/blog/harvesting-milkweed-seed-pod-and-plan Ideally, you should harvest milkweed seed pods when seeds are mature (all dark brown) but before the...

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Squash Hand Pollination

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Squash Hand Pollination
Keep your squash seed pure with this simple hand pollination technique. Timing is everything, though.

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