Redwood Seeds Blog

  • Variety Spotlight: Top Hat Corn

    Variety Spotlight: Top Hat Corn

    This variety spotlight on Top Hat corn not only tells the story of the corn, but also the breeder behind the corn, Jonathan Spero. It is our ‘go to’ sweet corn that checks all the boxes for sweetness, productivity, ear size and maturity time. Read more »

  • What's the Buzz? Planting Gardens for Pollinators!

    What's the Buzz? Planting Gardens for Pollinators!

    Have a look around. What is buzzing through your backyard? I’m talking about pollinators. This last week I’ve spent a lot of time reading about planting for pollinators and want to share that with you. There is more to it than, “just plant flowers”, though that is a good start! You have likely heard that pollinators are in trouble due to loss of habitat, climate change and insecticide use. Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles and hummingbirds are cornerstone species: the food web, and ourselves, are dependent upon them. Their decline is a serious problem but luckily there... read more »

  • Transplanting Success

    Transplanting Success

    All of a sudden we have arrived at that critical point in the garden. Weather at this time of year can be tricky with surprise hail storms and even frost. How do we navigate inclement spring weather and what are the best transplanting methods? Read more »

  • What does it all mean: Organic, Heirloom and Regenerative Agriculture defined

    What does it all mean: Organic, Heirloom and Regenerative Agriculture defined

    I would like to explore the meaning behind some terms that are used often but not always understood. In particular, I find it interesting to explore the term Regenerative Agriculture as it relates to my practice in the garden. As a farmer I truly feel schooled by my garden each season and my methods continuously evolve. The last few years we have been transitioning much of our growing space to a no-till/ low-till system in an effort to improve soil health, water retention and create an underground micobiome of life. The result of this effort has been striking: richer soils, full... read more »

  • Dual Purpose Gardens: Eat and Save Seeds Too!

    Dual Purpose Gardens: Eat and Save Seeds Too!

    A few weeks ago we focused on seed saving and I promised to return to the topic. Today we return! If you hope to save seed from your garden this season, a little planning goes a long way. Specifically, knowing how many varieties of a given species you can grow without cross pollination. If you want to refresh your memory or missed the last seed saving blog you can view it here. A commmon question I hear is this. Can I still eat from my seed garden? Absolutely, you can grow for food and seed in the same space. Remember the golden... read more »