Favorite Useful Gardening Tools

Just prior to the Covid-19 shelter-in-place order, Silicon Valley Seeds held its spring seed swap. Yes it was lightly attended, and yes things were already getting a bit squirrelly. Still, folks were treated to three solid gardening presentations, one on attracting hummingbirds to the garden, one on using a soil blocker to plant starts without …

St Stephen’s in-the-Field Community Garden

Tucked away within a dry oak woodland on Santa Teresa Boulevard, right across the street from Martin Murphy Middle School, sits a serene, growing community garden. Run entirely by volunteers on land owned by St Stephen’s in-the-Field Episcopal Church, the 37 bed community garden plays host to a colorful and vibrant community. Since the early …

Top Ten Tips for Growing Healthier, Tastier Tomatoes

Are you a gardener looking for a list of tips for growing healthier, tastier tomatoes? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Every year come late January / early February my gardener wife turns into what parents with little kids recognize as the “pre-Christmas four year old”, only instead of “visions of sugar plums” …

Taylor Street Farm

An outstanding example of what it means to grow organically and sustainably within an urban setting, the one acre Taylor Street Farm nestled right in the heart of San Jose continues to attract garden enthusiasts from around the south bay, people looking to lend a hand and learn what it takes to grow food and …

Heirloom Expo

Each year in September growers and seed enthusiasts from across the country converge on Santa Rosa California to learn what’s going on with various seed projects and initiatives, to be inspired by the abundant harvest on display, and to rub elbows with the movers and shakers in the organic growing and homesteading arenas. Billed as …

Santa Clara Community Garden

A new feature of the city of Santa Clara: a neighborhood park, complete with a much anticipated community garden. Yes, believe it or not this is the very first Santa Clara community garden, which is to say the first officially sanctioned garden within the city of Santa Clara. Designed specifically with resident gardeners in mind, …

A New Gardening Resource

Welcome to Silicon Valley Seeds. It is our express goal to provide the connective tissue that’s been missing from the various gardening efforts taking place here in Silicon Valley. If you’re local to the area and are interested in growing fruits and vegetable and herbs, the information we present within our pages should prove useful.