Appalachia Gardening

Sow True Seed Sponsors Blind Pig and The Acorn’s 2017 Garden


sow true seed sponsors the blind pig and the acorn garden

Sow True Seed has once again signed on to sponsor the Blind Pig and The Acorn garden as well as the Blind Pig & The Acorn Reporters @ Large planting project for the growing season of 2017.


Now let me tell you a little bit about this amazing company.

Sow True Seed is located in Asheville NC, they have a great website for those of you who live to far away to visit, and their seeds can also be found in racks all over the place. (go to this page to see the rack locations)

The company has a large selection of heirloom seeds and they strive to find varieties that do well in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

With an eye on the future, Sow True Seed has taken a stand to help ensure the purity of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds so future generations can continue to grow their favorite veggies, save their seed from year to year, and continue the circle of growing that our ancestors handed down to us.

Sow True Seed has an impressive selection of vegetable, flower, herb, and cover crop seeds.

  • They offer open-pollinated, non hybrid, and untreated seed-meaning you can save your seed from year to year with each new plant’s yield staying true to the original yield.
  • Much of their seed production is USDA Certified Organic-and they’re striving to increase their organic varieties each year.
  • Heirloom seeds-which are always open pollinated-make up most of Sow True Seed’s inventory.

Sow True Seed also offers programs such as:

In addition you can get seed garlic, sweet potato slips, seed potatoes, garden collections, hand tools, tee shirts, gift certificates, and a variety of how to/gardening books from Sow True Seed.

Jump over to their website and while you’re there sign up for Sow True Seed’s great newsletter which is always a pleasure to read with helpful tips and gardening info. The newsletter is FREE. Be sure to check out the Sow True Seed Blog too!

Be on the look out for more information about the Blind Pig & the Acorn Reporters @ Large Planting Project in the coming days-this year’s trial hasn’t been decided yet, but I know it will be something great.


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    February 16, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Great news about the sponsorship! I’ve gotten my catalog, picked out my seeds, and made my list and garden diagrams – now I’ll just order through you! I’m itching to dig in the dirt on these sunny days, and then Mother Nature pulls one of her bi-polar swings on me and makes me be patient.
    I’ll be ordering soon. Love from the riverbank in Marshall.

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    February 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Say there, Tipper, I had two questions. First, do you know if the Affiliate thing applies if I buy a Gift Certificate? I think that might be a nice wedding present for my Occasional Helper and his fiancee, who are getting married in May. (I know YOUR garden will probably already be producing in May, but up here, we’ll just be hoping for No More Frost! 😉
    Second, may I put the information about your affiliate link on my blog when I write a post about gardening? I don’t have a huge number of readers but many are gardeners 🙂
    p.s. Did you get your snow yet? If not, would you please come take some of mine? 😉

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    February 10, 2017 at 10:47 am

    What a good idea, Tipper! I don’t buy a lot of seeds, but I do buy some, and lately most have been from Sow True Seeds. Very happy to think future purchases will help support The Blind Pig, in at least a tiny way 🙂
    We got about a foot and a half of new snow yesterday, and I’ve been saving my 2017 Sow True Seed catalog as powerful medicine for recovering from just such an event. After the morning and evening chores are done today – which is going to be no small thing – I plan to make a big mug of something hot and get out my reading glasses!

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    b. Ruth
    February 8, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    My catalog was the first one to arrive. I think this is going to be a great union for you and Sow True Seeds.
    Snow flurries are predicted for parts of our area overnight. Mother Nature has been “devilin’ ” with us this week. high on Tues. was 71, warm today as well. The frogs were singing Monday afternoon and evening. So great to hear them again. The birds are starting to pair up…scaring off one or the others competition! Maybe they are sparkin’ a bit before the real flame begins! Ha
    Later, have a great rest of the evening!

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    Ed Ammons
    February 8, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    I looked through Sow True’s list of rack locations and found one in Hickory. I looked up the address on Google Maps and it took me to somebody’s house out near Glenn Hilton Park. I’m glad I didn’t drive over there.
    I did find the location though (2432 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601) It’s right in the part of Hickory I love to stay away from. So unless it is an emergency I guess I will just order my seeds through Right?

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    February 8, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I use to live in Skyland (south Asheville), went to church at Trinity Baptist with Ralph Sexton Sr. as Pastor. That was way before Sow True Seed ever came to Asheville. But I recently suscribed so you would get Credit when I order. I hope you do well, like Sow True Seed, in partnership. …Ken

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    Jim Casada
    February 8, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Tipper–That sure sounds like a win-win situation to me. I have nothing but praise for Sow True Seed. They were most helpful when a group working towards building a new Marianna Black Library in Bryson City approached them for a money-raising project, and it worked well.
    I’ve had first-rate success with seeds I have ordered from them (but will now order through you), and it’s heartening to see that they are supportive of things linked to our mountain heritage. Obviously it is good business on their part, but it is also good stewardship of the mountain way of life.
    As you know, and as your readers will presumably see soon, Sow True Seed is mentioned in the profile I wrote of you.
    I’m glad you are finding a bit of support for your laudable daily effort. Keep up the grand work and kudos to Sow True Seed.
    Jim Casada

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    Miss Cindy
    February 8, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I am so happy that Sow True is out there and they care about preserving the integrity of our food. I believe that in preserving out food Sow True is saving the world. I don’t mean that to sound dramatic, I think it is the truth, and Sow True is supportive of The Blind Pig because you are doing the same things.
    Thank you both for all you do to preserve our world!

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    February 8, 2017 at 9:08 am

    I ordered from sow true seeds a couple of weeks ago, and my seeds came in just a couple of days. Much faster than any of the others I order from. The seeds were well packaged, and they even sent along some free seed envelopes. Their newsletter always has some good information, and I enjoy reading it. After gardening for over fifty years, I find that there are still a few gardening tips that I can use. Like you said, this is an amazing company, with service like you might find many years ago, but not often today.

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    February 8, 2017 at 9:04 am

    What an awesome opportunity for you to help sustain/grow Blind Pig!! I am just getting a garden set in my new home. I sure hope I can participate this year! I Sow True’s newsletter as well as there catalog. So many great tips and explanations on how to grow things. As always, thank you for sharing 🙂

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    L. bryant
    February 8, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Great news!!!
    I was fortunate to participate last year in the cucumber evaluation and look forward to this upcoming gardening season.
    Thanks for all your hard work Tipper!!!!!
    L. Bryant, Lawrenceville, GA

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