Part of the fun of growing is trying new varieties, and learning which plants do best in certain conditions and climates.

That's where the Grow Indie Test Garden comes in.

Our research garden is located on a half acre plot at the beautiful Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, in Kutztown, PA. 

This year, we are testing out more than 300 varieties of seeds, from lemongrass and black cherry tomatoes to tobacco and medicinal flowers. 

We are currently testing seeds from the following seed companies:

Baker Creek 
Happy Cat Organics
Renee's Garden
Peaceful Valley Farm
Seed Savers Exchange
Seeds of Change
Terroir Seeds


In addition to reviews of our favorites, we'll also be posting recipes of the tastiest varieties, and trying out new methods for pest control and intensive gardening.