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  • Summer and Fall Vegetable Planting Guide

    Enjoy an abundant harvest through Fall and Winter with these cold-hardy vegetables!

    Please note: This planting information is based in the Treasure Valley, ID Zones 6b-7a

  • Frost Strategies!

    There are things you can do to protect your gardens of promise! 
    It all begins with noting the annual average last frost date in your area, and then watching the weather reports like a hawk for 2 weeks prior to and after that date. Late-season frosts can be a real heartbreaker when they take out a community of plants you are gently cultivating. If low temps are predicted try these tips!
  • Farmer to Gardener Tips for the Intermountain West

    When we interviewed a few co-op seed growers for the State of the Seedshed early this year we gained such a wealth of wisdom it became multiple ins...
  • Adaptive Strategies

    Compost: 

    There are volumes of wisdom available to folks about how to maintain compost piles in garden spaces.

    The long and short of it is, adding natural organic matter to your garden soil increases water retention, which is critical in drought. The more water your soil holds in the hot dry summer to come, the greater the chance your plants will have to thrive.


    Jug Planting: The seeds will start when they are ready, adapting to the cold from the beginning of their lifecycle. When your seedlings grow to a robust enough size, you will gently separate them and transplant them.
  • Adaptation

    Earlier this year we turned to growers of the cooperative to gain some insight about the State of the Seedshed. With the wealth of wisdom they shared we opted to create a focus about some strategies they are implementing to help grow seeds adapted to the tough conditions of our bioregion. Know what they’re up against, and just how tough the seeds they’re growing really are!
  • Spring Planting Guide!

    Spring Planting Guide!

    So many options for your garden spaces this year! We collaborated with Front Yard Fresh to create a Spring Planting Guide to help with your gardening plans! Download Yours Here! Planting environments in the Intermountain West vary greatly including Arid High Desert, Urban, and High Mountain regions. 

  • State of the Seedshed

    This year, we turned to the wisdom of the cooperative to offer our State of the Seedshed. We reached out to four growers of Snake River Seed Co-op located in Northern and Southern Idaho, and Utah. The wealth of wisdom shared with us for this article will continue to inform upcoming articles. It's a good thing too because things just got even more complicated in the food world.

    Costs for wheat, corn, high-fructose corn syrup, and sunflower oil are expected to rise. Fuel costs are also reaching record-breaking highs, averaging at $4.17 per gallon nationally in the past week. Locally grown food is becoming more appealing by the day.
  • Cool Season Garden Tips!

    Guest Post from Katie Batazzo of Front Yard Fresh!
    "Once I have categorized my plants and I have an idea of where I want to place them, I use the plates directly in the bed to visualize where I want everything to go. I can begin to seed in the planned spaces"
  • Garden Mapping Strategies

    On the off-chance your gardens aren’t totally planned out yet ;), we’ve put this set of garden maps together for you! You’ll find options here for different available growing spaces. 
  • Spring Planting Guide | Adaptive Update

    What to grow:

    1. Grow what you like to eat. Seems simple, but many folks plant what they think they’re supposed to plant rather than what they actually want to eat.
  • Lessons from 2021

    Many are in agreement that there is food and nutrition security in figuring out how to grow and maintain our own food, so we rally on! The lifecycle of a seed brings consistency to us stewards, new, experienced, and returning to the art of it. In times of uncertainty, caring for seeds, plants and saving those seeds is an empowering and abundant answer to this time in our shared history.

  • Gratitude During Indigenous Heritage Month

    At SRSC we consider seeds as gifts from generations of people who have saved and adapted them over thousands of years. On this continent, Indigenous Seedkeepers have domesticated and adapted corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers, and other crops in elegant agricultural systems that have persisted for thousands of years.