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The Mysteries of Seed Adaptability

Bryon Pike high altitude garden seed adaptibility

The Mysteries of Seed Adaptability

My process of adapting seeds to high altitude arid climate.

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Happy 2017 - The Sun Will Shine!

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Happy 2017 - The Sun Will Shine!

... And it'll rain, snow in some places. The bees and hummingbirds will come as in thousands of years before. Plants will grow. Give paper/pixel thin unreality a break and daydream for a few about next summer's garden!

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Edible Family Values

Bryon Pike blessing healthy food nourishment

Edible Family Values

As we bless our food, our food blesses us.

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What does "open pollinated" and "heirloom" mean?

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What does "open pollinated" and "heirloom" mean?

There's more to deciding what to grow in your garden this year than pretty pictures in a seed catalog! It's been said that the seeds we plant reflect the values of the people that grew them and the places where they were grown. This is obvious when considering run of the mill, bland grocery store produce varieties, bred for chemical factory farming, shipping and shelf life, vs. flavor, beauty, nutrition and hardiness. But there's even more to it than that. It's important for 21st Century gardeners to understand how things were done long before factory farms and genetically engineered seeds. Open-pollination is...

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