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High Desert Seed & Garden

How to Grow Onions Indoors from Seed

Why you've got to try it?! For the love of onions + self sufficiency I don’t know about you but I love onions! Well, I practically start every meal with them, fact that caused my husband some shock. I was of course, more shocked that he had none, zero, zip in his house!!!!  I can't think of a lot of crops that are more rewarding to grow yourself. Now, I know a lot of you may purchase onion sets. Over…
laura
January 19, 2024
High Desert Seed & Garden

Why our seeds are different!

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: LOCAL SEEDS GROWN FOR LOCAL CONDITIONS  If you’re gardening in Colorado, and you list seed hoarding among your favorite hobbies, then you have certainly asked at one point, “What grows at a high altitude?” And it’s an important question, right up there with “Where can I hide my new seed stash so my spouse doesn’t find it?” You may be lured to the shiny stands of Big Box Store seed packets, but keep in mind that…
laura
April 7, 2023
High Desert Seed & Garden

5 Tips for Growing Indoor Starts

5  simple tips for growing starts indoors! Spring is fast approaching the Western Slope. As the patches of snow on the ground grow smaller, and we more often venture outside with no jacket hat or scarf, gardeners are turning their eyes to the ground and dreaming of what will soon be planted. If you’re new to gardening, you may be doing the same. But hold up! We need to go back inside to really get this season off to a…
laura
March 21, 2023
High Desert Seed & Garden

About our Our Seed Packet Art

Regionally Inspired Seed Packet Art  We are growing, selecting, and adapting seeds for the unique conditions of the high desert and mountain bio-regions. We want that regional focus to shine through in everything we do! We produce hardy seed for (you) hardy souls of the west and beyond to ensure your farms and gardens are richly abundant now and in the future.  Wanting this ethos to shine through is one reason we partnered with artist Rosie Carter to re-envision our…
laura
February 13, 2023
High Desert Seed & Garden

Attention: High Altitude, Short Season Growers

You are a high-altitude, short-season grower if you have less than 110 days frost free and are above 4,600 ft in elevation. You are in a short-season climate if you have less than 110 frost-free days and are growing at a mile high or higher. Your climate may have high winds, 20-30 degree temperature swings from day to night, intense sun, alkaline soils, intense sun, and varied soil conditions.If this sounds familiar, don’t fret! Wide temperature swings and cool nights…
team
February 2, 2023
High Desert Seed & Garden

The Beginning

Many times this season and every farming season, I find myself returning to the Buddhist saying my father told me as a child, “the ox is slow but the earth is patient.” It is with this reality in mind that we come to the work of seed saving. Seed saving and working with nature is a lifelong commitment that takes patience, faith, and a long view. For instance, many crops take two seasons before they will produce seed. Adaptations to our…
laura
March 21, 2016