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...

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, being part of the chicory family, is a crunchy, bitter-yet-sweet leafy green that grows wonderfully in the winter (above 25◦ F temperatures) and throughout all other seasons. It is...

Feb
20

Radicchio, The Winter Gem

Radicchio, being part of the chicory family, is a crunchy, bitter-yet-sweet leafy green that grows wonderfully in the winter (above 25◦ F temperatures) and throughout all other seasons. It is 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 with an...

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...

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...

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
Jan
26

Ask A Farmer: Linda at First Cut 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...

Jan
26

Ask A Farmer: Linda at First Cut 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...

Posted 26th January 2019 by Muriah Carlson
Aug
31

VARIETY TRIALING AT OSBORNE SEED

What is variety trialing and why is it important?

Variety trialing is the process of growing and evaluating several different varieties to compare the distinct characteristics of each variety.  

Seed companies breed for new attributes, and it’s our job to test and evaluate those attributes for our growers. It’s their needs as well as the changing marketplace that define our selection. That’s why we grow new varieties and compare them to...

Aug
31

VARIETY TRIALING AT OSBORNE SEED

What is variety trialing and why is it important?

Variety trialing is the process of growing and evaluating several different varieties to compare the distinct characteristics of each variety.  

Seed companies breed for new attributes, and it’s our job to test and evaluate those attributes for our growers. It’s their needs as well as the changing marketplace that define our selection. That’s why we grow new varieties and compare them to...

Posted 31st August 2018 by Muriah Carlson