by Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
Seed savers know that the key to obtaining pure seed is by controlling the pollination process. Each species is made up of many varieties. If two – or more! – of those varieties get too close to one another during flowering their seeds will not come true. Of course, not all gardeners have the room to grow multiple varieties spaced far apart. Sometimes, we just don’t know that we’d like to save a certain variety of seed in early spring and so we don’t pay any attention to the spacing requirements for purity. If this sounds like you; have no fear! Blossom bags are here to save the day!
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By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a plethora of lusty basil plants flourishing in the garden. In fact, I love the sight, smell, and taste of these leafy annual herbs so much that I always over-plant in the spring and by mid-summer wind up with more basil than I need – or even know what to do with. Yet, every spring when my husband asks me if I think we might just have too many basil starts, my reply is always the same… there’s no such thing as too much basil!
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