Organic gardening and farmers markets.  Rapid City gardener Shad Olson hosts the Shad Olson Show on radio. This video calls attention to the plight of local farmers markets and their grassroots attempt to sell organic produce in the face of stiff federal government regulation and labeling laws, with the feds often suspected of attempting to protect the profits of big agri-business farms.  See Ev Merritt and other local gardeners being interviewed.   watch video




The 8 Seeds That Can Store At Least 5 Years

While storage methods have a big impact on seed longevity, the type of cultivar also makes a difference. Some of the longest-lasting seeds are members of the cabbage family (Brassicaceae), but there are eight different types of vegetable seeds that will remain viable for about five years, even if not frozen:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Muskmelons
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce

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