May
29

National Organic Standards Board Meeting

 

May
29

National Organic Standards Board Meeting

 

Posted 29th May 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
May
29

Selecting Your Seed

 

KNOW YOUR SEED

Seeds such as lettuce can be pelleted with a clay outer coating that makes it easier to see/handle and are all uniform in size/shape and are available organic and conventional.

May
29

Selecting Your Seed

 

KNOW YOUR SEED

Seeds such as lettuce can be pelleted with a clay outer coating that makes it easier to see/handle and are all uniform in size/shape and are available organic and conventional.

Posted 29th May 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
May
8

Boots on the Ground; Tradeshows and Conferences

OUR FOOTPRINT

Our boots have been on the ground many times this year venturing across the United States and Canada. We’ve visited more states and provinces than ever before in the 37 years that ...

May
8

Boots on the Ground; Tradeshows and Conferences

OUR FOOTPRINT

Our boots have been on the ground many times this year venturing across the United States and Canada. We’ve visited more states and provinces than ever before in the 37 years that Osborne Quality Seeds has been a company. 

Posted 8th May 2019 by Rebecca Morse
May
1

Variety Trialing – Overwintering Lettuce

 

It’s still early in the season up here in the Pacific Northwest and we have some fun varieties we're trialing that are starting to grow.

May
1

Variety Trialing – Overwintering Lettuce

 

It’s still early in the season up here in the Pacific Northwest and we have some fun varieties we're trialing that are starting to grow.

Posted 1st May 2019 by Caitlin Singer
Apr
24

Adding Flowers Into A Vegetable Farm

Small scale flower growing is on the rise with many dedicated flower farmers paving the way for locally sourced flowers at farmer’s markets, wholesale markets, boutiques, weddings and even...

Apr
24

Adding Flowers Into A Vegetable Farm

Small scale flower growing is on the rise with many dedicated flower farmers paving the way for locally sourced flowers at farmer’s markets, wholesale markets, boutiques, weddings and even flower-only CSA boxes. This past winter Linda, a customer service sales representative here at Osborne Quality Seeds, was invited to the Pacific Northwest Cut Flower Grower’s Meetup in Corvallis, Oregon. On this trip, she met micro-scale flower farmers on...

Posted 24th April 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
Apr
18

Main Season Cover Crop

 

Incorporating cover crop into your main season planting can be a great way to increase organic matter and nitrogen fixing, as well as to allow your soil to have a regenerative rest. These cover crops have a quicker turnaround, generally within 2 months, which can allow you to plant cash crops in the same location.

Apr
18

Main Season Cover Crop

 

Incorporating cover crop into your main season planting can be a great way to increase organic matter and nitrogen fixing, as well as to allow your soil to have a regenerative rest. These cover crops have a quicker turnaround, generally within 2 months, which can allow you to plant cash crops in the same location.

Posted 18th April 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
Mar
4

7 STEPS TO HEALTHIER SOIL

As farmers we care deeply about what we grow and how we grow it. We carefully cultivate each plant to reach its prime, hoping for the best flavor and the best yield we can get. With so much to manage, sometimes one of the most important factors in a successful harvest gets overlooked: the soil.

Mar
4

7 STEPS TO HEALTHIER SOIL

As farmers we care deeply about what we grow and how we grow it. We carefully cultivate each plant to reach its prime, hoping for the best flavor and the best yield we can get. With so much to manage, sometimes one of the most important factors in a successful harvest gets overlooked: the soil.

Posted 4th March 2019 by Osborne Seed
Feb
20

Radicchio, The Winter Gem

Radicchio is part of the chicory family and is a crunchy, bitter yet sweet, leafy green that grows wonderfully in the winter (above 25◦ F temperatures) and throughout all other seasons. Radicchio are native to Italy and was cultivated to provide nutritious greens during the winter time. Radicchio is characteristically bitter, but when grown in the right slots (time of year), they have a wonderfully balanced flavor of sweet and bitter flavors...

Feb
20

Radicchio, The Winter Gem

Radicchio is part of the chicory family and is a crunchy, bitter yet sweet, leafy green that grows wonderfully in the winter (above 25◦ F temperatures) and throughout all other seasons. Radicchio are native to Italy and was cultivated to provide nutritious greens during the winter time. Radicchio is characteristically bitter, but when grown in the right slots (time of year), they have a wonderfully balanced flavor of sweet and bitter flavors...

Posted 20th February 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker