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Fermenting Vegetables

Lacto-fermentation is one of the safest methods of food preservation.¬† You don’t need a starter culture. It requires no electricity, though once created lacto-fermented products are best refrigerated. When you have a surplus of a particular vegetable from your garden, … Continue reading

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Starting Tomatoes from Seed

Tomato (and a few Eggplant) Seedlings¬† ¬† One of the most exciting things we do here at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange is grow our favorite varieties to bring to tomato tastings to share with gardeners throughout the Southeast and beyond. … Continue reading

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Tomato Successions: why to sow multiple tomato crops

We sow tomato transplants twice here on our farm in central Virginia: once in March, for our earliest crops, and again in mid-April, for a second tomato crop that will start producing in August. Although many heirlooms will produce continuously … Continue reading

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