This week on the podcast Hilary and Stephen Mirsky, of Seed Savers Exchange, discuss how to increase your winter squash yields through hand pollination.
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More about this weeks guest expert:
Steffen Mirsky, Assistant Curator at Seed Savers Exchange, manages the Evaluation and Citizen Science Corps programs. Since 2011, he has helped document about 5000 varieties of fruits and vegetables in the Seed Savers Exchange collection, some of which have been introduced into the Seed Savers Exchange catalog. He was a contributor to Seed Savers Exchange’s award winning book The Seed Garden and the 2015 Nursery Trade Census, and regularly writes for the annual Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook, quarterly Heritage Farm Companion, and Seed Savers Exchange blog.
In addition, Steffen is founder and co-owner of Twin Springs Farm, a one acre seed and direct market vegetable farm on the edge of Decorah, Iowa.
About the Host:
Hello, I’m Hilary Dahl. Outside of this podcast, my job is to help beginning and experienced growers create beautiful and productive gardens. I have the unique experience of working in on a wide range of projects, from small backyard garden plots to multi-acre vegetable farms. I also work in my own garden every day when I get home. This podcast is an opportunity to discuss seasonal garden topics and share the the joy of growing your own food.