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Dec 5, 2014 2:26 AM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

I was horrified this summer by a bug. Sad I actually saw a mosquito this year... Grumbling I don't see them every year, but we had unusual monsoonal rains late in the growing season. I even had mildew on the squash.

Last I counted, I had about 300 pounds of seed stashed away in a number of widely separated locations. I grow my own seed for about 70 varieties of vegetables, from about 55 species. Then there's herbs, trees, fiber producing plants, flowers, decoratives, medicines, etc, that I have seed for, but am still figuring out how to grow and save for seed. Tobacco moved from the "have seed" category this year to the "producing seed" category.

For the past 15 years I've been expecting the imminent arrival of Lady Teotwawki. Every winter solstice I am filled with wonder that she hasn't visited my village yet.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse

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