NEWS (Updated January 5, 2019)

Hello Gardening Friends—

The 2019 Fertile Valley Seeds Catalog is now up on the website, and we are open for orders. (Go to the Fertile Valley Seeds page on the website and browse or download the pdf file of the catalog.)

Good Earth Show/Eugene, Oregon

I will be giving a series of five talks on various gardening topics on Saturday, January 19 at the Good Earth Home and Garden Show in Eugene, Oregon (as is my tradition). Talks are all in the Willamette Theater. I'll be answering questions and signing books between talks. In addition, there will be helpers selling my seeds in the room before and between talks. C'mon by and say "Hi". Below is the schedule and link.

SATURDAY! Dr. Carol Deppe PhD presents Five Resilient Gardener Seminars

10:30am     Grow the Best Tomatoes! Varieties & Methods for Optimal Flavor.

11:30am     Summer Squash, Fall Squash, Winter Squash, Drying Squash, Salad Squash - Varieties, Growing, Curing, Storing & Using Squash.

12:30pm     Grow the Most Delicious Beans! Green beans, bush beans, pole beans, dry beans-Varieties, Growing, Harvesting, Processing, Cooking.

1:30pm     Gardening Without Irrigation-Grow Corn, Beans, Squash, Tomatoes, and Nearly Everything Else Without Watering or Mulching.

2:30pm     The Eat-All Greens Garden! Grow 200 lbs of Greens in a Tiny Garden

For more information see:       

Patrons needed: I'm asking for Patrons to help support my plant breeding work. Please see the "Patron" section in this website or in the 2019 FVS seed catalog.

Goldini Zucchini continues to astonish. I think it not only tastes better but germinates and grows faster and yields better than any other zucchini including hybrids. Most of the plants also turn out to be powdery mildew resistant if kept picked. Give it a try!

Open Source Seed Initiative. . This is where the fight to take back our seeds is happening. (See the write-up in my seed catalog.) All the varieties I've bred myself are OSSI-Pledged. In addition, Fertile Valley Seeds is an OSSI Seed Company Partner, and carries 44 OSSI-Pledged varieties. I continue to be heavily involved in OSSI, serving on its Board of Directors as well as being Chair of the OSSI Variety Review Committee. For more info on OSSI see