Gardening Resources and Articles
Assawaga Farm - Plant Sales on May 17 and May 24. Order in advance and pick up at the farm or at a location in Somerville.
Gore Place - Gore Place in Waltham is selling seedlings from now through May 26.
Mahoney's - Locations in Brighton, Concord and other Boston area locations.
Russo's - Watertown's local market sells plant seedlings every year.
Waltham Fields Community Farm - They are sold out for 2020, but are a popular provider of seedlings.
Open-pollinated seeds are seeds harvested from plants that have been pollinated by traditional breeding practices, meaning by air, insects and birds. When you plant an open-pollinated seed, the resulting plant shares the genetic traits of its parents. An heirloom seed is simply an open pollinated seed that has been cultivated for at least 50 years. What makes these seeds so special? You can harvest seeds from open pollinated plant and save them for growing in your garden in future growing seasons, something you cannot do with their genetically modified counterparts. Plants grown from open pollinated seeds are higher in nutrition and taste fantastic. And, growing open pollinated seeds helps to preserve our country’s agricultural traditions.