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Seed Saving Part 1

From Mary's Blog

Saving seeds from your garden bounty is like putting money away for a rainy day. Best of all, saving your own seeds is one of many ways to regain control of your family’s source of food.…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 14, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

Mary's Organic Garden Gift Guide

Wondering what to get the gardener - foodie - eco activist - homesteader - homeschooler - teacher - adventurer in your life? We have something for just about everyone from beginner garden grow kits to sprouting kits and homesteader packs.
BONUS: We have a very special Promo Code for you!!!…
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Added by Marianne Smith on November 18, 2015 at 9:31pm — No Comments

FALL Planting Tips & More

Are you Ready to plant Cool-Weather Crops?…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 28, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

FALL is Here!! Garlic & Seeds Update

Are you Ready to plant your FALL Garden?…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 23, 2015 at 10:15pm — No Comments

What's Your Garden Style?

Originally shared at Mary's Heirloom Seeds
I have somewhat of a crazy style of garden. I plant all over the place and mostly in raised beds. Companion planting is key within each garden beds.…
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Added by Marianne Smith on August 28, 2015 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Growing Tips, Tricks, Tutorials and Articles

Originally shared at Back to the Basics

I went a bit LINK CRAZY in our latest e-newsletter...There is SO MUCH info available here!…

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Added by Marianne Smith on August 12, 2015 at 12:20am — No Comments

FALL Planting Guide Part 1

Getting ready for FALL Planting?…
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Added by Marianne Smith on August 12, 2015 at 12:16am — No Comments

JULY Seed Planting Guide for the US by Region

Thrilled to share our recent SEED PLANTING GUIDE
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Added by Marianne Smith on June 29, 2015 at 2:03pm — No Comments

The Perfect Starter Kit

Getting started in the Garden and in the Kitchen!…

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Added by Marianne Smith on June 5, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

Weekend Seed Sale thru March 31st!

Just announced on facebook....SEED SALE at Mary's Heirloom Seeds!!!!
All of the seeds listed are…
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Added by Marianne Smith on March 28, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

FREE Heirloom SEEDS!

Who doesn't like free stuff???  
This is definitely a deal you shouldn't pass up!…
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Added by Marianne Smith on March 26, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

In times of Economic Uncertainty, GROW and SAVE!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:

Planning for the future is important.  In the words of Jack Reacher (Lee Child), "Hope for the Best.  Plan for the worst."  While we cannot predict the loss of income, unexpected medical bills or car repairs, we should plan ahead and prepare the best we can.…



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Added by Marianne Smith on March 25, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilizer

Originally shared at 

Before I give you my recipe I need to be very clear.  ALFALFA is considered a "high risk crop."  This means that Alfalfa is on of the top 10 Genetically Modified plants in the US.  



From the Non-GMO Project,

High-Risk…

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Added by Marianne Smith on January 26, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Plant Heirloom Seeds for VICTORY!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics

I have shared about VICTORY GARDEN here on several occasions. …

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Added by Marianne Smith on December 27, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

There's So Much Going On...

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:

I don't often share "random" posts here at Back to the Basics.  Sometimes, ya just gotta SHARE!



This month I have found myself scrambling to…

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Added by Marianne Smith on November 16, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

Does Mosanto Control our Food in the US?

Originally posted at Back to the Basics

My husband just asked me, "If GMOs and pesticides are causing Cancer then why aren't we at Monsanto's door with pitchforks?"



I love how he likes to phrase these things!  In response I asked him, "Who is in…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 18, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Growing a Kitchen Garden

Hi!  My name is Mary and I blog over at Back to the Basics and…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 9, 2014 at 8:55am — No Comments

VOTE for Mary in the American Made Awards!!!

Here it is...The countdown to the announcement of FINALISTS and I need YOUR HELP!

Becoming a finalist would be one of the best birthday presents ever!  Plus, I LOVE Martha Stewart!

As far as I know we are the only Heirloom, Non-GMO seed company nominated!…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 3, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Basics of Square Foot Gardening

Originally shared at Back to the Basics

I was given the out-of-this-world opportunity to try a 4X4 raised-bed garden from Garden In Minutes...But before I get to that I thought I'd share what I've learned about square foot gardening.  After all, education is KEY for a successful organic…

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Added by Marianne Smith on August 19, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

AMARANTH and More!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics…

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Added by Marianne Smith on August 13, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments

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