Heirloom Organic Seeds Archive

It is such a wonderful time of year. It is time to light fires and fill your house with the smell of mulled cider heating on the stove. It is the season for soups and savory pies, chowders and stews. It is one of my favorite times of year because it is time to nest,

Rye

Rye is a cold hardy ancient grain. Its roots are traced to Southwest Asia and may have been used since 1500-1800 bc.  It is a low gluten flour and has largely been used for hardy, dense breads and porridges. It’s been considered a low quality grain and was thought inferior by the upper classes of

Being a home gardener, I always wondered why my peppers cracked, but I never got around to looking it up until now.  Previously, I would just pick and eat them, since the cracking didn't seem to affect their quality.  However, since the question has come up here at Sustainable, I felt it was time to