How has Your Summer Been…Part I ??

It has been an incredible ride this spring and now summer. I don’t know about everyone else out there, but we have actually had a nice season here in Manitoba. Yes there have been a few super hot days but […]

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Update to…….Wow and more wow!

Just wanted to say that I have been completely sold out for almost a month now. The little that I had quickly got scarfed away. I am now and was then…completely Plant Free! I am blessed to have such wonderful […]

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Mineralization has arrived…in the form of Azomite!

Here are some results of planting in Azomite blended into my potting soils. Both trays of plants were transplanted on the same day. The first photo is (without) and the second was with Azomite. Can you tell if there is […]

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Coming out to the Highway!

Well folks…looks like I/we can finally get ALL the plants and seeds into the garden. So much work crammed into such a short period of time…like hell on wheels! IF all goes well (and my garden is done…) I’ll be […]

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The GMO Winnipeg March…

Wow! That crazy Manitoba weather! Just last week my hubby had to start up the wood stove/furnace to heat the house…snow on the ground and -7C. TODAY…It is +30C in the shade! AND I need to pull the shade cloth […]

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The Excess Plant List for 2015…has arrived!

Welcome (once again…) to my madness…like planting too much! One is never quite sure how much will eventually germinate and the last thing one wants of any variety, is to not have enough for proper pollination and a stronger gene […]

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Plants (and stuff) for Sale!

Well…the only way to “unstuff” a Greenhouse…is to sell off my “EXTRAS”! And I certainly have too many AGAIN! I will be open for Saturday May 9th………closed for Sunday! Then again OPEN from Monday May 11th to Saturday May 16th […]

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Greenhouse is “stuffed”!

Hi Everyone! April is (for me) the busiest time of the year. There is spring outside cleaning. There is spring (inside) cleaning. Well…that is going to wait till we have our first serious rain…to help settle the DUST! THEN there […]

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“Playing in the Garden” (#2) Workshop

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED!  WE HAD A BLAST!  Mandy Hi Everyone! I have finalized my plans for my second workshop. It appears to be quite heavy on information! Just a sampling of what I HOPE to cover: 1) How […]

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More interesting Gardening Setups…Part II

It was a lot of fun searching for different gardening forms. I completely forgot I had these in my files (from previous internet searches..) Sooo I am sharing. Enjoy!

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Some Interesting Garden “Setups” just for you!

While “cruising” down boulevards and streets with gardens (on the net…) I came across an unlimited assortment of styles people have implemented to work for them. Maybe, just maybe there are some here that I have assembled (not mine) to […]

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What’s happening in the Germination Cart….

Well folks…this spring has been a mixture of weather systems. My Oma would always say (in German) “April, April…it does what it wants”. And seems to be exactly what is happening. In the meantime, life goes on…downstairs. Pepper and tomato […]

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1st Workshop a success!

Wow! Did I ever have a great time on March 17th at our Seedy Germination workshop in Lac Du Bonnet! When I arrived early, there were many folk already waiting! I had soooo much help getting my “stuff” inside and […]

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“SEEDY” Germination WORKSHOP (#1) in Lac Du Bonnet !

Hi Everyone! REMINDER! It’s HAPPENING TOMORROW NIGHT…MARCH 17TH in LAC DU BONNET! I have 26 students…room for just 2 more! I got a BEE in my bonnet and I have become completely energized! Ever since I arrived back home from […]

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Gone out and DONE it!

I have been humming and hawing about this for quite some time. It’s not something I am usually brave enough about. But what the heck! Even an “older” pioneer like me should be smart enough to learn a few new […]

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2015 Spring brings New Products and thoughts

Good morning everyone. So it is March! Never thought we would finally get here. Have you finally awakened from your “prolonged” winter hibernation? The only thing that gets me going is seeding out new heirloom vegetable varieties! Its nice to […]

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Thank you!

Hi Everyone! I cannot believe the pioneering spirit of Manitobans. It must have been the coldest weather on record this past weekend Feb. 14th to 15th)  BUT that did not deter the “gardeners” amongst us from coming out in droves! […]

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Brandon’s Seedy Sunday

Hi Folks! Seedy Sunday 2015 has arrived! Really getting excited to meet with you all! February 15th, 2015   (10AM – 4PM) Held at the Ukrainian National Home situated at 1133 Stickney Avenue / 59 – 11th Street North Brandon, Manitoba […]

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Winnipeg’s Seedy Saturday

Hi folks, Getting excited once again to meet with you all. Seedy Saturday 2015 has arrived! Saturday, Feb 14th (St. Valentine’s Days!) 10 AM till 3 PM Canadian Mennonite University 600 Shaftesbury  Winnipeg, Man. I am getting out my packets […]

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Christmas Message 2014

In a Washington Metro station on a cold January morning, a man with a violin played six Bach pieces. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station. After three minutes, a middle aged man noticed there was a […]

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Heirloom Harvest 2014

Well 2014 proved to be a very challenging growing year. Despite this I still managed to take off seed from some real interesting varieties. I will offer regular packets. Please bear in mind that some will be limited and some […]

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Gardening 101!

Folks who know me, have heard me talk  a lot about all the years of gardening experience I have “under my belt”. Yet along will come a year that will totally throw all my experiences straight out the window. And […]

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What can Happen in 2 Weeks!

Remember me ranting on about all the HEAT we were receiving in the middle of August? About how huge the cracks were in the garden? Well…now I have to eat my hat! Just as suddenly the weather did a 360 […]

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A “SEEDY” Story

What a fine HOT summer we are having…again! The gardens (in Manitoba) are now…baking. Good thing we received so much rain (over 8 inches by us…) HOWEVER…there are huge cracks developing everywhere between the rows and in the walkways. Like […]

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Congratulations! Here are our 3 WINNERS !

Hi Everyone! I FINALLY got around to attending to some unfinished business, BECAUSE what else can one do when it is RAINING EVERY DAY! So far we received over 5 1/2″ of rain (in 10 days) and the sweet potatoes […]

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Genetically Engineered Foods, Cross Canada Speakers’ Tour

Hi Everyone! I am very excited to announce the upcoming events occurring right here in Manitoba! Here is your chance to get some answers (straight from the horse’s mouth…so to speak) of where GE is at in your foods and […]

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Work with Nature or Pay the Price, says ex-grain Farmer

Posted Feb. 23, 2013 written by Daniel Winters        daniel.winters@fbcpublishing.com (c/o www.manitobacooperator.ca) Holistic management instructor calls for adoption of farming methods that restore soil health and make farmers prosperous. Don’t talk to Blain Hjertaas about “sustainability.”
The farmer and holistic management instructor […]

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Planting Guide for Manitoba

Please find enclosed this useful information: (I have obtained it from another source, alto I can not recall from where…) and am thus “borrowing it”…so that everyone interested in starting their own seed could benefit from it.  Mandy Planting a […]

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