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Sakata Home Grown Presents: Top 10 Picks for Packets

Sakata Home Grown Presents: Top 10 Picks for Packets

Guidance for the Packet Seed Trade

Vegetable Seeds for packets are a top priority at Sakata Home Grown. We know your customers are looking for a wide selection of attractive, tasty, easy-to-grow vegetables. We’re on the lookout in trials every year to bring you the best.

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Trending Now: Winter Squash

Trending Now: Winter Squash

Take advantage of growing consumer demand with Sakata varieties that deliver!

Sakata’s winter squash varieties are super performers that really deliver. Consumers who find them in local grocery stores and farmer’s markets can expect nothing less than high quality and superb taste and texture.

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Sakata Home Grown Presents: Broccolini® Ideas

Sakata Home Grown Presents: Broccolini® Ideas

Available to the Home Garden Industry for the First Time Ever!

Well known under the brand name Broccolini® in the produce section of your grocery store and on restaurant menus, Aspabroc (bred by Sakata Seed) is now available to bedding plant growers and the home garden market.

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Sakata Home Grown Presents: Top 10 Picks for Farmers' Market Growers

Sakata Home Grown Presents: Top 10 Picks for Farmers' Market Growers

Check out these varieties to meet customer demand!

Sakata Home Grown is here to help! We are on the lookout for great tasting, unique varieties that customers will love. Sakata runs trials in many parts of the country to screen for early maturity, disease resistance and productivity.

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Sakata Home Grown Presents: Beyond Tomatoes & Peppers

Sakata Home Grown Presents: Beyond Tomatoes & Peppers

Guidance for Greenhouse Growers and Garden Center Retailers

With the increased consumer interest in vegetable gardening, many growers have found that adding top-selling vegetable classes like tomatoes and peppers to their ornamentals assortment is a relatively low risk way to boost sales.

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Sakata Home Grown Presents: An American Classic!

Sakata Home Grown Presents: An American Classic!

2013 Marks the Year of the Watermelon

Every year, The National Garden Bureau names one edible, one annual and one perennial as the featured crops for that year. 2013 is the Year of the Watermelon and Sakata proudly brings you the following tidbits about that luscious fruit that is an American summer classic.

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Sakata Home Grown Culture Notes: Lilliput Mini Cantaloupe

Sakata Home Grown Culture Notes: Lilliput Mini Cantaloupe

Guidelines for Greenhouse Growers

Fast Growing Melons can Increase Vegetable Sales

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Sakata Home Grown Celebrates the Year of the Cucumber

Sakata Home Grown Celebrates the Year of the Cucumber

Historical and Growing Information in this article was provided by the National Garden Bureau

Every year, the National Garden Bureau names one edible, one annual and one perennial as featured crops for a year. 2014 is the Year of the Cucumber!

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Sakata Goes Solar!

Sakata Goes Solar!

Sakata Seed America Announces New Solar Project Installation

A celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Sakata Seed America headquarters to signify the important step toward environmental sustainability.

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Sakata Home Grown Presents: Top Picks for Home Garden Catalogs

Sakata Home Grown Presents: Top Picks for Home Garden Catalogs

Try some of these exciting varieties that are sure to entice 'Foodies'

Catalog and on-line shoppers are a discerning bunch. They want to try new and unique items every year. At Sakata Home Grown we understand and are always on the hunt for something new and different.

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Home Garden Seed Association - 6 Very Beneficial Insects

Home Garden Seed Association - 6 Very Beneficial Insects

To know them is to love them!

Speaking strictly from a gardener’s perspective … There are good bugs, and there are bad bugs. And the more you have of the former, the fewer problems you’ll have with the latter. Here are six beneficial insects that every gardener should know, and tips on how to get them to hang around your garden.

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Garden to Table: Growing Dinner

Garden to Table: Growing Dinner

By the Home Garden Seed Association

It doesn’t take much. Two 4-foot by 8-foot beds, some herb and vegetable seeds, and a couple of hours a week can put dinner on the table for a full season: fresh spring salads, sweet summer fruits, and finally, the nourishing greens and roots of autumn.

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Sakata Home Grown Presents: Vegetables 101

Sakata Home Grown Presents: Vegetables 101

Guidance for Greenhouse Growers and Garden Center Retailers

Due to expanding consumer interest in cooking and vegetable gardening, now is the time to add or expand a vegetable line.

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Sakata Home Grown Presents: Vegetables in the Landscape

Sakata Home Grown Presents: Vegetables in the Landscape

Guidance for Greenhouse Growers and Garden Center Retailers

Plants in your customer’s yard can be pretty and taste good, too!

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Sakata Home Grown Presents: Vegetables for Small Space Gardening

Sakata Home Grown Presents: Vegetables for Small Space Gardening

A small garden space should not be a limiting factor! Sakata Home Grown wants to see veggie plants in every possible space and so we put together a list of themes and varieties to help.

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Santo Cilantro - The Market Standard!

Santo Cilantro - The Market Standard!

Among other trendy greens, cilantro stands above and Santo is considered today's market standard.

Cilantro (a.k.a. Coriander) is a double-duty herb and spice. The seeds, harvested from the matured flowers, are dried and sold whole or ground as the spice coriander, while the leaves are harvested and used both fresh and dried as the herb cilantro.

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The Beet Movement: Past, Present, and Future

The Beet Movement: Past, Present, and Future

Let's Talk about Beets

Let’s talk about beets. ‘Who talks about beets,’ you ask? Few too many people! Beets should not be a topic discussed only at salad bars and upscale restaurants.

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Show The DIY Consumer Some Love!

Show The DIY Consumer Some Love!

Emerging "Do-it-Yourself" trends and how to adjust your sales approach accordingly!

Let’s hear it for the Do-It-Yourself types! There have always been shoppers that enjoy home improvement projects, but in the coming years the way those shoppers think, buy, and act may be changing.

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Pollinators in the City

Pollinators in the City

How to do your part to increase pollination!

By now, we've all heard the news: pollinators are in trouble. 

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Passionate about Pumpkins!

Passionate about Pumpkins!

With all the shapes, textures and colors of pumpkins available, pumpkin enthusiasts are finding it easier than ever to find the right pumpkin for any occasion, whether it be decorating, carving, eating or entertaining. 

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Sakata Partners with P. Allen Smith to Present P. Allen Smith's Home Grown Seed Collection

Sakata Partners with P. Allen Smith to Present P. Allen Smith's Home Grown Seed Collection

Sakata Seed America has announced a new partnership between the company’s Home Grown Vegetable division and P. Allen Smith Garden Home.  Effective immediately, Sakata Home Grown is the official vegetable seed brand of P. Allen Smith. 

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Straight Facts About Neonics

Straight Facts About Neonics

The problem
A relatively new class of pesticides, neonicotinoids (neonics for short), has been implicated in the decline
of bees and other pollinators.

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Garden to Table Fall Recipe: Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Garden to Table Fall Recipe: Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

The most rewarding part about home gardening is getting to enjoy (and share) your bounty. This recipe for Spicy Butternut Squash Soup featuring Atlas squash and Jalafuego jalapeno pepper is sure to become one of your favorites!

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Garden to Table: Drinking Your Fruit & Vegetables!

Garden to Table: Drinking Your Fruit & Vegetables!

RETAILERS can inspire customers and boost plant sales by encouraging juice and smoothie gardens!

Smoothies can add some needed servings of vegetables and fruits to our diets. They can be the perfect go-to for a light lunch. Many vegetables, including leafy greens are wonderful in smoothies and easy to grow in the garden. 

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Sakata Contributes to the Betterment of the Local Community & Charitable Initiatives

Sakata Contributes to the Betterment of the Local Community & Charitable Initiatives

Sakata Seed America is increasing our efforts to improve the local community and the betterment of lives. In the past couple of months alone, Sakata has used our resources to make multiple donations to local organizations and events that support the Salinas Valley and extending regions. 

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Sakata Home Grown Presents: Fall Harvest Greens for Farmers' Markets

Sakata Home Grown Presents: Fall Harvest Greens for Farmers' Markets

Enjoy an Abundant Fall Bounty With These Top Picks!

With a little late summer planning and strategic variety choices, growers can add greens of all kinds to the fall bounty.

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Farm to Blender: Drinking Your Fruit & Vegetables

Farm to Blender: Drinking Your Fruit & Vegetables

Learn these top smoothie tips to inspire customers and boost sales!

Smoothies and juices are healthy for the consumer and for your farm market business! They use large volumes of premium greens, fruit and vegetables that customers need to buy on a regular basis.

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TREND ALERT: Shishito Peppers are Hot!

TREND ALERT: Shishito Peppers are Hot!

Well, at least one in ten peppers is said to be...

What you need to know about these unique peppers!

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