We Know great vegetable plants because WE GARDEN TOO!
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At the Rusty Hoe, we use only non-GMO seed stock, and whenever available, we try to choose organically produced seed.
Have you ever saw a garden in Arkansas that didn’t have pebbles, rocks, roots and other organic debris, clay, and goodness knows what else scattered about? Bottom line is that unless you are planting in store-bought potting mix, your garden soil will be full of potential “resistance” for seedlings and roots to push their way through. We use a sterile potting medium to avoid bacteria and disease, but unlike other commercial growers, we use a carefully selected blend of natural hard wood forest products, limestone sand, perlite, and sphagnum peat moss. The natural forest products are ground in a manner that provides resistance for the emerging seedling and root stock as well as natural aeration. This rougher medium produces only the strongest seedlings! This rougher medium also promotes more natural root growth.
Our plants begin their journey to your garden here - in the "germination station". All the seeds are planted and the temperature is kept at a steady 45 degrees. We don't use heating pads to artificially germinate the seeds. We only warm the seeding area to the optimum ground temperature for planting. This is the same ambient temperature in which we'll move them outside.
We begin our seeding process in the "germination station" at the end of December.