Sep
12

Winter Tunnel Production

As summer winds down in many areas of the country, it is time to start planning for winter tunnel production. Whether you have a heated, climate-controlled greenhouse or an unheated tunnel, there...

Sep
12

Winter Tunnel Production

As summer winds down in many areas of the country, it is time to start planning for winter tunnel production. Whether you have a heated, climate-controlled greenhouse or an unheated tunnel, there are a variety of crops that do well for winter growing to extend your harvest season. If you live in a climate with consistent temperatures below freezing, many farmers grow in unheated tunnels with layers of row cover over the crops for extra...

Posted 12th September 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
Aug
26

Fall-Winter Cover Crops: A Guide

Fall-Winter Cover Crop

Aug
26

Fall-Winter Cover Crops: A Guide

Fall-Winter Cover Crop

Posted 26th August 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
Jul
27

Spokane Area Farms: A Recent Visit by Linda

Here in the Northwest, the farm season is fully underway with spring cool crops of radishes and spinach giving way to the summertime bounty. Our sales representatives are spending time visiting...

Jul
27

Spokane Area Farms: A Recent Visit by Linda

Here in the Northwest, the farm season is fully underway with spring cool crops of radishes and spinach giving way to the summertime bounty. Our sales representatives are spending time visiting farmers in the area and across the country to be as up to date as possible with new varieties and issues facing farmers on a day-to-day basis.

Posted 27th July 2019 by Linda Fenstermaker
Jul
22

Baby Leaf and Creating a Perfect Salad Mix

Finding the Right Lineup

Our goal at Osborne Quality Seeds is to offer a wide assortment of varieties to suit the needs of an eclectic community of growers. When it comes to salad mix, most...

Jul
22

Baby Leaf and Creating a Perfect Salad Mix

Finding the Right Lineup

Our goal at Osborne Quality Seeds is to offer a wide assortment of varieties to suit the needs of an eclectic community of growers. When it comes to salad mix, most growers have an idea of how they would like their product to look—the number of components, the desired combination of colors, and the type and diversity of the leaf shape.

Posted 22nd July 2019 by Rebecca Morse
Jul
16

Simplifying Spinach Variety Selection

At Osborne, our priority is to find the best spinach varieties for consistent performance throughout the year. The key to success is planting the right variety for the season and choosing a...

Jul
16

Simplifying Spinach Variety Selection

At Osborne, our priority is to find the best spinach varieties for consistent performance throughout the year. The key to success is planting the right variety for the season and choosing a variety with resistance to the prevalent races of mildew on your land.

Posted 16th July 2019 by Rebecca Morse
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. 

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 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...

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
Feb
1

Ask A Farmer: Rob at Vertical Fog Farm

We asked some farmers what their favorite & least favorite parts about growing were. To our surprise, the answers varied and we were quite interested in the diversity of the answers. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we report their answers to you, and keep in mind that we want your input too! See more details at the bottom of this blog post for how to send us your story. #AskAFarmerFor this week in Ask A Farmer, we sat down and asked Rob...

Feb
1

Ask A Farmer: Rob at Vertical Fog Farm

We asked some farmers what their favorite & least favorite parts about growing were. To our surprise, the answers varied and we were quite interested in the diversity of the answers. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we report their answers to you, and keep in mind that we want your input too! See more details at the bottom of this blog post for how to send us your story. #AskAFarmerFor this week in Ask A Farmer, we sat down and asked Rob...

Posted 1st February 2019 by Muriah Carlson
Jan
30

Recipe Box: Radicchio & Baked Veggies

Welcome back to the Osborne Recipe Box!

Winter is that time of year where you may only have a handful of vegetables or crops to choose from for your ingredients list for dinner! Whether it be Radicchio, Onions, Potatoes or other over-wintering crops, we have a few recipes for you to try! 

Jan
30

Recipe Box: Radicchio & Baked Veggies

Welcome back to the Osborne Recipe Box!

Winter is that time of year where you may only have a handful of vegetables or crops to choose from for your ingredients list for dinner! Whether it be Radicchio, Onions, Potatoes or other over-wintering crops, we have a few recipes for you to try! 

Posted 30th January 2019 by Muriah Carlson