Hello y’all, and thank you for visiting our site! We here at Beyond Organic Seeds believe in non-GMO, Heirloom seeds and the lifestyle they bring. Let’s face it; we don’t want to grow for our families or sell at farmers markets the same stuff you find on the store shelves. We want the quality and taste of years gone by. We want to pass on family traditions of canning and holiday recipes that can’t be found in modern varieties. We believe our seeds are one of the best selections at any one place for this kind of produce. We also farm for our friends and family and sell at local farmers markets. If we carry it, that means we have grown it and keep it growing. Let us help you enjoy some of the best fruits and vegetables the way God intended them to be! Our seed packs are bigger than most--we don't fool you with $1 seed packs and then give you six seeds. If you need more than 2 packs, order a bigger size. Here's a guide: If you want to grow pickling cucumbers to can for 3 dozen jars, you will need one pack of seeds. If you're canning 10 dozen, you need an ounce of seeds. If you only want a few pumpkins or squash, just order a pack! Make sense? Happy growing everyone!!!!!!
Simple Growing Ideas
Hey everyone! Just thought we'd share some simple growing ideas. With winter squash, it's best to till manure in along with straw and mulch. Try to stay away from wood chips because they will suck nutrition out of the soil. Or, you can buy some 10. 20. 20. or triple 16 fertilizer. Also, feed the plants at least twice with a manure tea or store bought.
To have the tastiest squash and the best pumpkins, plant as late as possible. Why, you ask? They will freeze, which is what you want for their final maturity stages. A couple light frosts help them change their starches to sugars; this enhances their flavor! Also, your pumpkins can be the brightest and make the best displays in late September but not in August. This is really important for pie sized pumpkins. You want them as tasty as possible! Well, that's it on the squash growing. Everyone has their own ideas, but these are our own tried and true ways.
Now, for one main tip on the 3 Sisters companion planting method: pick a corn that matches the growing time as the squash. If you want acorn squash, pick a 70 or 80 day corn. If you're growing Jack O' Lantern pumpkin, pick a 100 day corn. You will want everything to mature around the same time.
We try to carry a lot of seeds and add to our inventory all the time. Most of our varieties are suited for the northern tier of the country. If we have left out any of your favorites, shoot us an email. This fall we will be adding 50 kinds of Heirloom tomatoes, about the same amount of peppers, and lots more flowers! Remember, all our seeds are Heirloom, Non-GMO, and beyond organic. Happy growing!!!