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Column | On the Farm: Seeds, Okra, Seed Swaps

Photo by Max LaMonte. Picture is taken from the tallest tree on our hillside.

It’s time to order seeds again

 I am going to repeat some of the material from last year’s column about seeds, because I want my neighbors in Gales Creek and Banks to have seed buying information at their fingertips.

Steve Solomon, the founder of Territorial Seeds, quotes a salesman from a large seed company; “the home gardener gets the sweeping from the seed room floor.” This is probably an exaggeration, but it put me on notice to be very selective in choosing which companies to buy seeds from.

Luckily, there are a number of Northwest seed companies who cater to home gardeners and small farmers, whose growing and sourcing practices are ethical and transparent, and whose varieties are well suited to our . . .

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