Growing Bed Moved

Building a Recycled Growing Bed

A growing bed can be made from many materials, but when you factor in the ability to make a growing bed from recycled components, then the opportunities become almost limitless.
Cucumber Seedling Germination

Seed Germination Observations

Seed germination is affected by several factors – moisture, temperature, light, soil and time. We look at a recent test we did and lessons learned.
Kellog's Potting Soil OMRI

Potting Soils – the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Potting soils come in all shapes and sizes, but do those potting soils really work as advertised and contain healthy, wholesome ingredients to help your precious seedlings get that critical head start they need?
Square Foot Potting Soil Closeup

Are Seed Starting Mixes Worth Your Money?

Seed starting mixes can be confusing – what’s good and what’s junk? Is the extra expense worth it, or is the cheapest mix just as good? Let's take a look!
Chile de Agua For Sale

Chile de Agua – An Unknown Heirloom Chile from Oaxaca

Discover the Chile de Agua, a delicious but unknown heirloom chile from Oaxaca, Mexico, grown for over 300 years.
Spaghetti Squash with Ingre

Steamed Spaghetti Squash with Pasta Sauce

Spaghetti squash is often overlooked by the home gardener as too plain or common. This is unfortunate as it makes for very tasty, quick and easy dinners.
Indoor Herbs

Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing herbs indoors is one of the easiest ways to capture the flavors of summertime any time of year, but especially during the middle of the winter.
Heirloom Tomato

Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes –What’s the Difference?

Are determinate tomatoes best for your garden, or would an indeterminate be better for you? How to tell, and what do the terms mean, exactly?
Potato Leaf and-Regular Leaf Tomato

Heirloom Tomato Leaves – Potato Leaf vs Regular Leaf

Heirloom tomato leaves have two main different and distinct types of leaves – potato leaf and regular leaf. We'll show you the differences!

September Garden Vegetables

We’ve taken some glamour shots of September garden vegetables and wanted to share them with you, along with tips on how we enjoy them in different dishes.
Heirloom Chile Inspection

Growing Quality Heirloom Chiles

Take a short trip with us to see what goes into growing quality heirloom chiles from a world-class breeder.

Succession Planting – Boosting Garden Production

Succession planting is basically one crop following another in the same space to maximize the amount of food produced. We'll show you how to do it!

Controlling Bindweed in the Garden

Field bindweed is one of the most invasive and destructive weeds in cropland and gardens. Read why it grows and how improving soil fertility controls it.

Stopping Bermuda Grass in the Garden

Bermuda grass: love it or hate it - most people fall into one of the two camps; there doesn’t seem to be much in-between.
Heirloom Seed Corn

Heirloom Corn Types & Planting Tips

Heirloom corn is becoming popular as people taste the depths of flavors they offer. There is much more than just the sweet, fresh eating varieties!

Heirloom Watermelons – Size vs Flavor

With watermelons, both size and flavor matter. Heirloom watermelons grown at home will give the absolute best flavor and taste, regardless of size.

From The Range To The Garden

A short look at the foundation of Terroir Seeds with an article we wrote for Range Magazine in 1996 after attending a Public Rangelands Grazing Conference.
Aquaponics Process

Successful Aquaponics Seed Starting

Successful Aquaponics Seed Starting is fairly simple, but there are a few basic things to know before getting started. Here's how to start successfully.
Rabbit in Garden

Critters In The Garden Questions

We share some of the best ways our customers have found of keeping critters out of the garden and your heard-earned veggies!
Fungus Gnats

Controlling Fungus Gnats in Seedlings

Fungus gnats are more a nuisance than a real problem in seedlings, but we'll show why they show up, how to monitor and control them.
Seedling Damping Off

Damping off – Causes and Control

Damping-off is a soil borne fungal disease that can attack almost all young vegetable seedlings. We show simple methods to control and treat damping off.

Overwintering Cucamelons

Cucamelons can be overwintered as a perennial if they produce tubers in their roots. This technique gives earlier and larger harvests the second year.
Heirloom Lettuce

Improve Lettuce Seed Germination

Lettuce seed won't sprout in too warm soil, so it's ideal for early and late season planting. We'll show you when and how to plant for the best results!
Acres Article Soil to Seed

Acres USA Feature: Soil to Seed

The January 2015 Acres USA magazine features Terroir Seeds. This will give you great insight into what makes Terroir Seeds so unique in today’s seed world.
Vandana-Shiva with Cindy and Stephen

Future of Food: Dictatorship or Democracy?

Is the future of our food a democracy or dictatorship? How can we choose to make our food system a better place? We look at some possibilities.
Coconut Geranium on Seed Screen

Seed Quality from Two Perspectives

Seed quality is important to the home gardener, small scale grower and large farmer. Make better choices and buy wiser by understanding seed quality
Garden Cleanup for Pests and DiseaseTerroir Seeds | Underwood Gardens

Late Season Pest and Disease Prevention

Pest and disease prevention is a major topic for many gardeners and for good reason. We take a top down approach to manage for next season with easy tips.
Garden Tools

Garden Tool Cleanup

Fall and early winter is a great time to do a garden tool cleanup, do any needed repairs and see if there is any other tools needed for next year.
Aphids on Leaf

Controlling Aphids Naturally

Aphids are perennial pests that gardeners deal with, often with very mixed results. We'll show you both prevention and treatment methods for aphids.
Diane Campion, Carlo Petrini & Scott Lewis

Terra Madre from Our View

Terra Madre is a biennial international food conference in Turin, Italy showcasing local food systems and producers from all over the world.
Blossom End Rot

Blossom End Rot – What To Do

Blossom end rot is a perennial problem for gardeners. We'll show you both preventative and immediate techniques to minimize this all-too-common disease.
Wild Galapagos Tomato

Wild Galapagos Tomato

The Wild Galapagos Tomato (Solanum cheesmaniae), is very popular for its production and adaptability to extreme environments from hot to cold.
Farm Woman Melon Basket

Resiliency and the Ripple Effect

Resiliency once was similar to self-sufficiency, and it still applies in that respect. Positive ripples come about when others learn resiliency and share.
Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed

Milkweed Seed Germination Procedures

Milkweed Seed Germination uses soaking and rinsing of the seeds to remove a naturally occurring chemical from the seed surface for better germination.

What Happened To My Seed Germination?

Seed germination issues happen every spring and challenge many new and experienced gardeners and growers. We cover the biggest hurdles and how to fix them.
Wendell Berry

Thoughts on Selected Wendell Berry Quotes

Wendell Berry's quotes have had a profound impact on me and what has become Terroir Seeds. I share thoughts on a few quotes on gardening and growing food.
The Carrot's Odyssey

The Carrot’s Odyssey

Ellen once again shows her agricultural research on the travels and history of the humble carrot and how itwent from wild to our garden.
Bloomsdale Spinach

History of Spinach

Spinach is a cool season crop, for most of the country it can be grown twice a growing season, as an early spring green and again as a fall and winter crop.
Mature Dill Seeds

Seed Saving for Quality Interview

Seed saving is very popular today, but planting those seeds can give very mixed results; understanding seed quality avoids disappointment and confusion.
New Zealand Spinach

Alternative Spinach Greens

Spinach is either loved or hated, there isn't much middle ground. Spinach love can be learned, especially when that spinach is fresh from your own garden.
Humboldt Elementary School Garden

Humboldt Elementary School Garden

The Humboldt Elementary School Garden was started about 20 years ago by Linneal Nick, a former teacher who raised money for the original raised bed garden.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb’s Story

Rhubarb is one of my favorite food plants; its red-green stalks beckon summer on and strawberry-rhubarb pie is one of my favorites.
Sowing Seeds

Seed Orientation During Planting Improves Germination

Seed orientation during planting isn’t something that most gardeners pay attention to, but perhaps they should as it could improve their germination rates.
Raised Bed with Compost

Compost – What We’ve Learned

Compost is one of those foundational cornerstones of any successful garden. It really is simple to make and we'll show you how we do it!
Industrial Agriculture

Are We At The Peak of Industrial Agriculture?

What if we are at the peak of industrial agriculture, like Peak Oil? What if this is as good as commercial, industrial and corporate agriculture gets?
Buche de Noel with bean inside

A Short History of Beans

How beans feature prominently in a Christmas tradition, along with some unique peeks into their long history.
Black Friday

Hate Black Friday? Don’t Participate!

“Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” Sound ironic?
White Sonora Wheat Head

White Sonora Wheat – Perfect Grain for the Home Gardener

White Sonora Wheat is popular again as many claim it's the best flour for cakes, breads and tortillas.Easy to grow!
Farm to School Program

Farm to School Program – Local Food for Our Schools

The Yavapai County Farm to School Program is working to provide nutritious fresh local produce for school meals and gardening activities for school kids.
Mature Dill Seeds

Harvesting Dill

Homegrown dill is delicious, easy to grow and easy to harvest. We'll show you how!