CUCUMBER (Cucumis sativus) (45 days)—
"Matthew acquired seed for this slicing cucumber in Lawrence, Kansas, in 2009 when he was attempting to plant a garden in clay soil and too much shade—he has learned a lot since then. In short, it didn’t work, but he held on to the seed for a decade and it to our surprise it germinated and produced excessive amounts of cucumbers. It is amazing what a little sun, soil, and love can do for a plant, and oh, a little understanding of how to grow plants! The taste of this baby will induce memories from your Midwest childhood when a homegrown cucumber was sliced open on a summer evening!" -Buffalo Seed Company
Locally grown, no chemicals, open pollination, no field irrigation, organic, locally adapting
The Buffalo Seed Company supplies growers in the Midwest with locally adapting horticulture and crop seeds to increase the resiliency and sustainability of our local food systems. The Company was launched by Matthew & Nancy Kost in October, 2018. Nancy is from the Altiplano of Bolivia and grew up growing quinoa, potato, and llamas in a resilient and sustainable system that predates the Inca Empire. She has since acquired a bachelor degree in agronomy from Earth University in Costa Rica, a Master of Science Degree in tomato breeding from The Ohio State University. Matthew is originally from Kansas City and has returned after obtaining a Bachelor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas, a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Agroecology from The Ohio State University, and Postdoctoral degree in conserving amaranth and quinoa landraces in Peru. Matthew and Nancy have extensive farming experience throughout the Americas and have deep knowledge and wisdom of seeds, seed systems, evolution, ecology, and adaptation.
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