Commercial Growers 02 May 2021

A Seed Saving Year with Jason – April

Jason Horner has recently made the switch from organic market gardener to organic seed producer. He’ll be updating us regularly on the trials, tribulations, delights and rewards of being a seed producer.   It has been four months since my last market day and a lot has happened in the interim. People ask me whether […]

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Commercial Growers 17 June 2021

A Seed-Saving Year at Leen Organics – May

In this month’s installment Jason ponders purslane, battles bog mint, and plants a pack of pumpkins in his polytunnel for protection from pernicious possibilities.   It’s the end of April and there is great excitement as the first seed crop of the year, Purslane/Claytonia, comes in. This is where the learning goes up a notch […]

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Commercial Growers 03 August 2021

A Seed-Saving Year at Leen Organics -July

In July’s abundant installment Jason grapples with garlic, rattles Red Mustard, picks a peck of peas and revels in some riotous ripening… Heavy rain over the first few days of July has topped up any soil moisture deficit that had accumulated during a relatively dry June. Outdoor crops got a boost and the last green […]

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Seed Selling Success for Emerging Seed Sellers

The Organic Growers Alliance is a network of growers, farmers and horticulturalists. This article by Katie Hastings was originally published in their Organic Grower No 55 Summer 2021 Newsletter.        https://organicgrowersalliance.co.uk/ The journey from producing your first seed crop to selling it is not so much a straight road as a labyrinth. While growing […]

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Commercial Growers 01 May 2021

Welcoming Jason Horner of Leen Organics

After 29 seasons of organic market gardening Jason Horner has semi-retired to focus solely on seed production. Seeing the decline in diversity and the growing demand for local seed, he’s taken matters into his own hands to contribute to seed sovereignty directly by growing seed to sell. He’s also, luckily for us, helping the Seed […]

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