Faith In A Seed

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. -Henry David Thoreau

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. -Henry David Thoreau

How are you growing food, flowers or plants for a more sustainable life and environment? We want to hear about your successes and failures... we can all learn from them. Whether you're growing food out of a pot on the patio, on an acre or more, or turning your lawn into a garden, we think that's great. Tell us how your garden grows!

We’ve been digging up our dahlia bulbs in the fall, after the first frost, to store over the winter. You’d be amazed at how many new bulbs are produced from just one bulb over the summer. So when you dig them up and divide the bulbs you have 10 times more bulbs to plant in the spring than you had the previous spring… without having to buy more!
— Carol, Greenbay, WI
Carrot Tops
We put the stubby tops of carrots (the part you cut off) in water and wait for roots to grow. When the roots are 2+ inches we plant them.
— Yusef, Philadelphia PA
Yard to Meadow
I would love to turn part of my yard into a wee meadow with pollinators!
— Rita
Saving Annual Seeds
In the fall I collect seed from my annuals and them indoors in the spring. I’ve had great luck with this and it reduces my environmental footprint - no gas used to drive to buy more plants, no plastic container to throw away and it saves me money. It’s not a big deal, but it helps!
— Peggy Jane, Madison VA

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