Friday

Seed Swapping on Facebook

Recently I was invited to join the Great American Seed Swap on Facebook. I haven't signed up, but it looks like a group on Facebook for gardeners who swap seeds either one-on-one in a round robin style. I'm not associated with the group and you shouldn't consider this an endorsement of the group or anyone who trades seeds there. Don't have a Facebook account? You can always swap seeds at various gardening forums around the internet.

If you know of any other Facebook groups set up for seed trade leave a comment and I'll add them to this post.

The Heirloom Life by Baker Creek Seeds

Jere Gettle has been described as "the Indiana Jones of seeds" and gardeners that count on the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company carrying rare and unusual vegetable varieties would probably agree with the comparison. The Heirloom Life is the forthcoming gardening book my Jere and Emilee Gettle.

The Heirloom Life gardening book by Baker Creek Seeds

The book will cover vegetable growing, preserving vegetables, and of course seed saving. The book is being published by Hyperion Books and will be available nationally in Autumn 2011. You can learn more about the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, their heirloom gardening magazine, pioneer village, and heirloom seed bank in Petaluma, California.