Games & Hobbies
#374: How to Successfully Grow a Great Garden from Heirloom Seeds
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Mike Nocks from the White Harvest Seed Company about how you can successfully grow a great vegetable garden from heirloom seeds.
With the wide variety of heirloom seeds available now to the public, heirloom seeds are becoming more popular to grow in a lot of home vegetable gardens.
For 14 years, Mike Nocks and his family have been specializing in growing great gardens from heirloom seeds and in 2010 he launched the White Harvest Seed Company to sell and distribute heirloom variety seeds.
Mike will share with us the basics of what makes an heirloom seed an heirloom, the differences between heirlooms, hybrids and gmos, and where the term organic comes into play.
From there, Mike will tell us the 6 most important things you need to know to increase the success of growing heirloom variety vegetables from seeds.
This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetables Gardening Show!
◾ How the White Harvest Seed Company Started
◾ What makes an heirloom seed an heirloom
◾ What happens when you try to grow something from a seed saved from a hybrid plant
◾ Differentiating organic and heirloom as individual terms
◾ Identifying the pros and cons of growing heirlooms and hybrids
◾ The 6 things you need to know to increase your success of growing heirloom varieties from seeds
◾ How to prevent "leggy" heirloom plants
◾ Calculating the correct date to start your heirloom seeds indoors
The southern Missouri Ozarks is home to us. The Lord lead our family to these rolling hills and since then our hearts have never left. In 2010, we started our heirloom seed business – White Harvest. (Read here to see how we got our name.) It's been a wonderful work-in-progress ever since. And we consider ourselves blessed to be able to work from home providing fellow gardeners with the heirloom seeds we love.
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." Aristotle
In the past 15+ years, our family has really sharpened our focus upon growing as much of our own food as possible. The taste and quality of store-bought produce left so much to be desired that we stepped out and began sowing seeds in our rocky soil with hope. We watched in delight as those beloved plants produced delicious fruits and there – in our homegrown haven – we found the happier version of ourselves.
“For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands: Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.” Psalm 128:2
We're here today to share our passion for gardening and encourage others to keep sowing and growing. Our lives have greatly changed since opening our business. By the grace of God, we're still working and gardening and learning. We're excited to see what He has in store for us... and for you as well.
May the Lord establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17)
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