Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Save the Pollinators and Increase Your Garden Yield

Shared earlier today...

Mary's Heirloom Seeds
Earlier today we sent the following e-newsletter but
I completely forgot to include the SEED SALE!!!!
****Seed Packs as low as $1***
Sale Ends Sunday, June 14th
Also on sale:
Organic Mung Bean Sprouting Seeds

How can we Save the Pollinators?
-Plant More Flower SEEDS
-Go Organic
-Lay off the Spray

Something to remember, if you purchase plants from major retailers (even organic), they have most likely been treated with bee-killing pesticides.

Why Save the Pollinators?

Plant different colored flowers with a variety of shapes for a Pollinators Paradise!

Below are a few of our favorites.  For a complete list, check out our FLOWERS PAGE.
PASSION FLOWER (produces edible fruit)
NASTURTIUM (edible flower)
PLAINS COREOPSIS (edible flower)

From my article,
Plant for the Pollinator and Increase crop Yield
"The critical importance of pollinators is exemplified in a recent study out of the University of California, Berkeley. Not only do pollinators help increase crop yields, they may be even more important than fertilizers, according to the study suggests."

"Scientists concluded that an almond tree can compensate for the lack of nutrients and water in the short term by storing the nutrients and water in the fruits instead, but cannot compensate for insufficient pollination"  

Many of you have asked about tips for growing from seed. We have an entire page dedicated to  Organic Growing Tips!

 More helpful links:

Mary's Heirloom Seeds
All of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid,
non-patented, untreated, organic, heirloom garden seeds.
Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge.  
Most seed orders placed Monday-Thursday are shipped
within 24 hours, except for holidays.
*$10 Order Minimum*
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1 comment:

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Thank you for the WONDERFUL seeds! My germination rates were excellent! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures