Winter Storm Saturn Not Stopping Heirloom Solutions From Starting Their Growing Season

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The time for spring gardening is fast approaching and while most gardeners are getting their seeds ready to start, Heirloom Solutions is looking ahead to the growing season. Even during the most recent winter storm, they are making sure their lettuce, spinach, and parsley gets a head start this growing season.

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In this ever changing arena of the world wide web, it is easy to get lost in who says they’re the best. When I buy something on the web, I like to read reviews about it to see what other buyer’s experiences have been.

The heirloom seed company, Heirloom Solutions, planted some lettuce, spinach, and parsley a few weeks ago and already has sprouts coming up from their homemade, portable raised beds. “I love the growing and gardening season and it seems like each year I want to jump into it sooner and sooner. The high tunnel allows us to start planting even when the weather won’t cooperate with our passion,” says Senior Botanist for Heirloom Solutions Nick Huizenga.

Behind their physical location at 2200 Illinois Route 84 in Thomson, Illinois, they are already starting to see the greenery that the spring often brings. Most gardeners are looking to get their seeds started for their spring gardens in the next few weeks, but the staff at Heirloom Solutions have already been hard at work nurturing their seeds into sprouts.

“Over the past year, we have been looking to find new ways to provide our customers with the very best resources that we can. We added a brand new website this year that makes ordering seeds a very easy process for our customers. Because of that, we have been extremely busy packing seeds and shipping orders. It is such a nice release to get a breath of fresh air and get out to the high tunnel and tend to the lettuce, spinach, and parsley we have coming up already,” says Huizenga.

Their new interactive website allows customers to leave a review of each plant. Huizenga feels that this is an opportunity for gardeners to tell other gardeners what they think about the plant, the seed, germination rates, etc. “All in all these reviews will help our customers by bringing previous customers experiences to light,” says Huizenga. “In this ever changing arena of the world wide web, it is easy to get lost in who says they’re the best. When I buy something on the web, I like to read reviews about it to see what other buyer’s experiences have been. Now we can offer that to our customers,” added Huizenga.

The reason that Heirloom Solutions is getting such a big jump on the growing season this year is part of an effort to start putting their own vegetables and herbs into the meals that are made at The Heirloom Market & Café. The Heirloom Market & Café and Heirloom Solutions share a building and the hope is to soon use as much home grown vegetables in the café as possible.

To learn more about the seeds, planting techniques, and to stay up-to-date with everything going on at Heirloom Solutions, go to…http://www.HeirloomSolutions.com.

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