Once again, we'll close out with some highlights from 2022. It was a busy year for us at Homestead on the Range.
Can Gardeners Save Seeds from Hybrid Plants?
Seeds from hybrid plants will not come back true to type. But does that mean gardeners should never save seeds from hybrids, ever? Of course not.
Pros and Cons of Saving Seeds
Considering saving seeds for the first time? This can be a rewarding project, but there are a few pitfalls. Here's what you need to know.
Cobalt in Plants
In recent years, it has come to light that cobalt is indeed an essential micronutrient for at least some plant species, particularly legumes.
We have revised and updated our free online vegetable guide just in time for the coming season. Look for a new section on companion planting.
Top 10 Gardening Resources
Whether you are a seasoned green thumb or one of many who gardened for the first time this year, you'll enjoy our readers' favorite posts and resources.
Basic Principles of Breeding Heirloom Vegetables
Tips for raising vigorous seeds, whether your goal is to preserve a variety or to create a locally adapted strain.
How to Test Seed Germination Rates
Spring is only a month away, and with spring comes gardening season. Now is a good time to check the germination rates of those seeds you have stashed away in the basement—before you need to plant them! You Will Need Seeds.Paper towel.Large Ziploc bag. Instructions Lightly moisten a square of paper towel. (Take care that … Continue reading How to Test Seed Germination Rates
10 Gifts for Gardeners
Christmas is just around the corner! If you are looking for a few ideas to bring a smile to the face of that gardener in the family this year, allow us to make some recommendations. The Family Garden Journal. Our garden journal is a great way for a gardener to celebrate a year of growing … Continue reading 10 Gifts for Gardeners
Seeds From the Tombs
Most scientists would agree on the perfect conditions for storing seeds. However, most deny that seeds found in Egyptian tombs have ever germinated.