July 19, 2016
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Tucson, Arizona to share with you the Native Seed/SEARCH Store.
The Native Seed/SEARCH organization is a non-profit dedicated to protecting and preserving arid climate crops to nourish the changing world.
John will give you a personal tour of the store in Tucson, Arizona.
You will learn about some of the proven desert adapted vegetable seeds they offer as well as some of their special seeds from their Seed bank that contains over hundreds of varieties of Heirloom Adapted Crops of Southwest North America. John will share some of his favorite varieties of corn, tomato, leafy greens, cucumbers, peppers, squash and even more vegetables.
Next, John will share with you a part of the store that offers gardening supplies such as some books he likes and Olla Bottles and Olla Bottles that allow you to conserve water in your vegetable garden.
You will discover the importance of diversity in the garden and in life and how it is one of the fundamental keys to success in desert vegetable gardening.
You will discover the in-store SEED BANK where you can check out local Tucson Adapted seeds at no-cost so you can get your garden growing. Of course at the end of the season, you can return the newly grown seeds that you produced.
Next, you will discover about some of the local foods of the Southwest and foods that you should be including in your diet. Many of which are more traditional foods before modern foods came into existence. John will also share some valuable tips with you on how you can save lots of money on certain varieties of desert adapted seeds that you can grow in your garden. You will learn about mesquite flour, heirloom corn, heirloom beans, cactus fruit, hot peppers and much, much more.
Finally, John will share with you the one seed rack that EVERY seed store should have and why. You will also learn which desert adapted vegetable seeds John will be purchasing and growing himself in his desert garden.
After watching this episode, you will have a better understanding of some of the crops that can be grown in the desert, the best place to get the seeds for these crops as well as new foods you can try that have been grown in the desert to expand your nutritional diversity and taste sensations in your diet.