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To Get the Best Seed Price, Make a Call

Courtesy of Wally S., Wally’s Market Garden, Pleasantdale, SK In niche markets, SPIN farmers can adjust their pricing to cover their seed cost, but you should always try to get

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Best Seed Sources is Based on Experience, Not the Catalog

Courtesy of John G, JNJ Farms, Macomb IL We are working up our 2017 seed orders. First thing we do is to inventory leftover seeds from this season. We are

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Newbie SOS: How important are organic seeds?

Courtesy of Wally S., Wally’s Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon SK Seed sourcing does not need to produce the anxiety it seems to. My advice is to use reputable suppliers who

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How GMO Literate Are You?

Courtesy of Roxanne C., Philadelphia PA It’s that time of year again when SPIN farmers cuddle up to the fires or their computers to browse seed catalogs. It’s also the

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Seed Potatoes

Courtesy of Wally S., Wally’s Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK This is the first year in a while that we did not have to buy seed potatoes. We will be

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Off-beat Seed Sources Provide a Competitive Advantage

Courtesy of Roxanne C., co-founder, SPIN-Farming Novice SPIN farmers can create their crop repertoire based on the offerings of mainstream seed companies, which offer SPIN’s classic high-value relay crops –

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Seed Saving Breeds to Local Conditions

Courtesy of John Sealander, Blue Ribbon Eggs, Franklin, NC There have always been droughts and floods and storms and hurricanes. When you save your own seed you are naturally and spontaneously

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Buy Seed Potatoes and Unusual Varieties

Courtesy of Bob B., The Fresh Veggies, Toronto, ON I used store bought potatoes in 2008, and the yield was low. Last year I ordered seed potato, and the yield

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Seed Potatoes Sourced from Local Co-op

Courtesy of Ed G., Fresh SPIN Farms, Davis CA We have a local source for fingerling seed … our local food co- op.  You can cut potatoes into “seed” by

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