Alfred Reed Bishop and Doris William Butler

The picture above is the very tap root of Bishop's Homegrown/Face Of The Earth Seed. My grandparents shortly after moving to Pekin Indiana from Greensburg KY in 1947 where they purchased the farm that is now Bishop's Homegrown. This picture was taken in Pekin in front of the old co-op next to the old railroad depot, neither of which exist today.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

A quick plug for my friend at!

If your a new or experienced gardener and you've not heard of and the wintersown method then you should definetly check out Trudi is a good friend of mine and has done much to help expand upon the ideas of many early gardeners in sowing seeds in cool weather and letting them decide when to germinate on their own. Trudi runs a knoledgeable and terrific service for the public and is also responisible for distributing seed samples free of charge for winter sowing purposes to folks all over the world. Last year we donated some sample of our seed to her for distribution including our now infamous Robert Johnson Delta White Burley Tobacco, Trudi sent seeds for this variety all over the world and everyone I have heard back from had only good things to say about our tobacco and the wintersown service. This year I'm donating seed of several varieties to Trudi again and once again all over the world folks will give winter sowing a chance and realize and reap the benefits.

Please be sure to check them out and spread the word!


Ottawa Gardener said...

I rememeber the first time I encountered wintersown, I think I felt something akin to the same enthusiasm that she must have felt when she made this revelation. It is an inexpensive, neat method and it works.

I like to use it in my coldframes as well. It's also great for seeds that need cold stratification. I second Bishop's Homegrown: check it out!

Trudi said...

Bless you and thank you Alan. May all that is good come to you and yours.


Bishops Homegrown said...

No problem Trudi, I haven't got your seeds out to you yet, but they will be shipped first thing Monday morning. I really appreciate the seed and generous quantities thereof that you sent my way! Keep up all the good work you do Trudi!