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David King
Writer, Gardener, Seed-saver, Guitar and Bass Player... Creative type....
Writer, Gardener, Seed-saver, Guitar and Bass Player... Creative type....
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Hard Seed Saving
Whenever there is a seed saving class, you see seeds divided into easy, moderately hard and hard - or some variation of that.  Easy seeds are defined with the least amount of brain power and the least effort - presumably 'hard' is the opposite of that. That...
Hard Seed Saving
Hard Seed Saving
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Mea culpa was the dictionary word of the day a couple of weeks ago. I learn how to use it in a sentence.
Mea Culpa!
Mea Culpa!
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Corn is regarded as sacred among the peoples who have bred if from a somewhat insignificant grass into the culinary powerhouse that feeds a good part of the world. Can we learn from them?
Hard Seed Saving
Hard Seed Saving
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Are Those Seeds Any Good, Mister?
I was given a big bag of fava bean seed as the Seed Library of Los Angeles was clearing out some old seeds lately. The bag was labeled "Fava Beans, 2010"  I'm thinking "What is the longevity of fava beans anyway?" Most seeds figure to be close to dust over ...

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A batch of 8 year old seeds. Good? Bad? Here's how you tell....

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Food Plants From the Ark of Taste We Can Grow In Southern California
In our Mediterranean climate, we can
grow a lot of different food plants – in fact, almost all of them.
The only time we find difficulty in growing plants that thrive
elsewhere is with the perennials and fruit trees. Here are a list of
many of the Ark of T...

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We can grow these food plants from the Ark of Taste (a Slow Food project that I, as a seed saver, support!

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Seed saving resources for my March 17th Lecture with the City of Santa Monica Parks dept. It will be covering mostly intermediate seeds, like squashes and melons. Lot's of plant sex going on here.

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Upcoming in April - UCLA Extension offers Urban Food Production - the Spring Edition! Still time to enroll!

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Just want to start saving seeds? Here's a sample of your first plants to work with!
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