Joseph Lofthouse





4/27/2016
Growing your own localized varieties of vegetables allows you to customize the taste to your liking.
12/8/2015
Forward-thinking gardeners are working to develop new varieties of garlic and reverse the effects of thousands of years of cloning.
12/1/2014
The methods of landrace gardening can provide food, even when social or family troubles take us away from the garden.
4/3/2014
Egyptian walking onions are one of my favorite crops because they produce food for my family from early spring until late fall.
2/12/2014
A pragmatic approach to eliminating male sterility from a home garden. Includes a diagram and photos about what to look for.
2/5/2014
Cell Fusion genetic engineering is emerging as a hot topic in the Certified Organic seed and food industry. We can expect the resolution of this issue to impact both small-scale and large-scale growers.
1/22/2014
Creating a landrace of promiscuously pollinated tomatoes. Details about my major plant breeding project for the next few seasons and a plea for help.
1/3/2014
A landrace market farmer’s perspective on survival seed banks. Part 3: Storing the seeds. With careful forethought, it is possible to store seeds in a manner that will allow them to avoid or survive common seed destroying events.
12/19/2013
A landrace market farmer’s perspective on survival seed banks. Part Two – Suggestions about the types and quantities of seeds to include in an emergency seed bank.
12/10/2013
A market farmer’s perspective on survival seed banks, evaluating current offerings.
11/26/2013
Grow enough seed for yourself and a little extra for seed swaps and you may never have to pay for seeds again.
11/14/2013
The principles of landrace gardening can be applied at any scale from small annual gardens to multi-generational community wide tree farms.
11/6/2013
Sunroots are a typically-cloned crop with great potential as a locally-adapted survival-of-the-fittest landrace
11/4/2013
Exploring my hopes and dreams for the landrace seed movement with suggestions about how farmers, merchants, and gardeners could cooperate to create a more robust, secure, and locally adapted food system.
10/23/2013
A photo essay documenting imported landraces that I started incorporating into my existing landraces during the current growing season.
10/11/2013
A photo essay showing off the beauty of landrace squash.
9/19/2013
A photo essay showing off the beauty of landrace crops.
9/13/2013
How to use hybrids in a landrace garden.
8/30/2013
How to adjust the moisture of homegrown popcorn so that it pops well.
8/23/2013
Joseph Lofthouse shares tips for growing landrace popcorn.
8/14/2013
Landrace gardening allows us to minimize fertilization by selecting for plants that thrive in the pre-existing soil.
8/7/2013
Joseph Lofthouse shares how to maintain thriving populations of landrace vegetables in the garden.
7/31/2013
Seed saving is an integral part of landrace gardening.
7/24/2013
By growing potatoes from pollinated seeds we can develop locally adapted plants that thrive in our gardens.
7/17/2013
Landrace gardening enhances food security by growing genetically diverse crops that are not as prone to crop failure as monoculture fields of near clones.
7/10/2013
By applying the principles of landrace gardening, you can help your plants win the race against weeds.
7/5/2013
Using landrace gardening and promiscuous pollination to get what you want from your garden.
6/25/2013
Landrace gardening promotes hybrid vigor and avoids inbreeding depression by encouraging promiscuous pollination.
6/18/2013
Landrace gardening requires different plant naming conventions than those followed by industrialized agriculture.
6/12/2013
A photo essay showing off the stunning success of landrace gardening on my farm. This success was achieved because I changed my growing methods to embrace one of the key elements of landrace growing; “survival of the fittest."
6/4/2013
Joseph Lofthouse, seedsman from Paradise Utah, is now blogging about “Landrace Gardening” on Mother Earth News. The blog is a practical hands-on manual about how to improve crop production by localizing your plants to your unique garden.




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