Unlike many small home grown seed companies, Victory Seed has a wealth of gardening information on their website. Though their wisdom grew from gardening in Oregon the information on their website is extremely helpful, even for me here in Idaho. There is some great information on seed starting and seed saving. I have often used their localized climate information as well. Besides the gardening and growing information, they have some fun articles about the history of gardening, especially the victory gardens of WWII.
Dunton Family Farms
Victory Seed Company is part of Dunton Family Farms. This family has been farming their ground in Oregon for five generations now. They have been using organic farming methods on their farm since the 1980's. They haven't chased after the USDA's "certified organic" label, which unfortunately doesn't mean much anymore anyway, but they have been certified through a grassroots organization instead. (Find it Here)
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The beginning of the year is seed catalog season and if you are anything like me you look forward to each new seed catalog that will come. I spend time comparing the varieties in each as each company has its own special exclusive seed, for this reason I am always on the lookout for little known seed companies. Last year I came across a small seed company out of Oregon that is dedicated to the preservation of old and rare seed varieties. I was immediately impressed by their commitment to their craft and was later impressed by their helpful website. It was just too good not to share.
Full disclosure here. It is important to note that this review is my honest evaluation of the Victory Seed Company. I have not been paid for writing this article. I personally met Mike Dunton last summer and I was truly impressed by the company's down-to-earth nature. Do them a favor and check them out! Their catalogue and website aren't nice and shiny like other big names out there, but their products and information are real quality.
by Jared Neibaur
I don't know about you, but I get a lot of inspiration from other people's gardens. I like to look at all the gardens I can see as I drive from place to place. I always jump at the chance to see a garden when someone invites me to see one. I love quizzing my grandparent's generation about their gardens and how their parents grew them. I also spend a lot of time on the internet looking at what pictures I can find. There is a lot out there to learn and it seems like I learn something new from every garden. Hopefully that is the reason that you are here looking at this article.
by Jared Neibaur
I'll be the first to admit that the number one thing that kills the gardening spirit is weeding. And the sad fact is, weeds will never go away. We can reduce their numbers on our side of the fence, we can even bring in weed free compost to make raised beds, but more seed will blow over year after year. Before you give up all hope and turn your garden into a patio I want to present you with an old timer trick that makes weeding the garden easy.