Newsletter: September 26, 2015

 

 

 

Terroir Seeds | Underwood Gardens

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New Garden Books, Sprouts & Herbed Marinated Dried Tomatoes

New Garden Books

Garden Beetles

We are constantly searching for useful and affordable gardening books for you and have come across a couple from the UK that really fit the bill. Both of these are what we consider “foundational” books, meaning that they help build the foundation of understanding and knowledge in and about your garden.

“Earthworms: Nature’s Gardeners” shows the natural history of these extremely useful animals, and how to harness their activities to benefit your garden and the environment. Practical advice on harnessing the composting benefits of earthworms, so that household waste can be converted to marvelous fertilizer.

“Garden Beetles” takes you through the ecological services they provide which give them keystone positions in the complex networks of food chains. Some of those services include dead matter disposal, pollinators and beneficial predators. This is a very good introduction to the beetle driven microcosms that are vital components of garden ecology.

Browse all of our Gardening Books here!

Fresh Sprouts for Fall

Oat Sprouts

Have you thought about starting to grow something fresh and tasty this fall, but just don’t know where to begin?

We have found a way to start small that has an excellent success rate and is delicious.

Sprouts can be grown in any climate, at any time of year, with no soil, sunlight or space requirements and contains more nutrients per calorie than any other type of food. Four square inches on a countertop is all that they need.

Sprouts are nutritional powerhouses- packed with minerals, protein, amino acids and the enzymes needed to digest them. All of this is available in 4-6 days for smaller sprouts or 7-8 days for larger, leafier, greener sprouts, also known as micro-greens.

To get started, try our Sprouting 101 collection. For the complete selection, look at our Sprouting Seeds and Supplies section with 4oz and 1lb amounts available.

Herbed Marinated Dried Tomatoes

Herbed Marinated Dried Tomatoes

If you’ve got a ton of tomatoes coming out of your garden right now, we’ve got something special for you! Drying and marinating the tomatoes takes some time, but the hands-on portion is very easy and quick.

Make a lot more of these dried tomatoes than you think that you will ever need, as once folks catch on to just how incredibly tasty these little jewels are, you will run out. You might want to hide some just for yourself!

These make beautifully presented, incredibly thoughtful gifts for the chef or serious home cook in your life. You cannot buy the flavor of these herbed tomatoes, anywhere, at any price. We’ve got three different herb recipes along with the starter recipe to turn your tomatoes into valuable gifts.

Get the recipe here!


 

From the soil to the seed to the food you eat – we’ll help you grow your best garden!

“We believe in a world of healthy soil, seed, food and people. Everyone has a fundamental need for vibrant food and health, which are closely linked.
 We work to achieve this by challenging and changing conventional gardening thinking, providing successful and unique methods and techniques while inspiring the power of choice and action for the individual.”

Stephen and Cindy Scott

Terroir Seeds | Underwood Gardens

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