Another presentation!

I have been asked to do a Presentation for the Herb Society of Manitoba. Always excited to share what I know (& accumulated over the years…) Topic of presentation: “TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HERBS!” Seed germination and what to watch […]

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Come out and say HELLO!

Oh wow! This wonderfully crisp COOL weather doesn’t do much for simulating our need to plant seeds BUT we must go forward and PLAN anyway! “It is time once again to plan our winter gathering of prairie gardeners in honor […]

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Making sense of “Ground Cherries”!

                First…adding a bit of humor… How many names do you know for our wee flower we know as “Johnny Jump Ups“?? One source lists: heart ease, heart’s ease, heart’s delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, […]

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Happy New YEAR….2016!

Hello Everyone! Another exciting year and another exciting opportunity to do more things! As long as there is an ounce of energy in our bodies…we will keep on tilling and toiling… Wishing you all a terrific and successful growing spring, […]

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Christmas message 2015

Dear Gardening Friends, Our growing summer turned out to be a great success, with vegetables growing more than we gave them room for! Good thing some could tolerate being crowded, but others truly went on strike by simply…disappearing! They just […]

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Hurrah! Inventory is loaded and ready for your garden!

Actually it didn’t take me as long as I thought it might. It was kind of fun…getting dusty and sneezing when cleaning the seeds! This summer offered a bumper crop of many things. Actually all in all, it was quite […]

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Hurrah! The beans are done!

Now I know why I was Sooo busy in the garden this summer! My bean collection has increased yet again! A whole batch of rare and unusual bean varieties have been added this fall. Upgrades have been completed and so […]

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New ordering updates…

To help streamline, simplify and reduce packing time, I felt it necessary to make some changes. Seeing as it costs everyone (in shipping costs) the same to order one packet as it does for 4 and same packaging is used, […]

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Busy, busy, busy!

My small GH is always busy stock full either of seedlings growing or seeds drying. It never gets a break. I’m am now, in the final stages of “dragging” the last of my seed inventory INTO the house. Not always […]

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New Newsletter format

I don’t know about you, but if I receive a newsletter in just standard HTML email form, I might feel it is a little boring! Therefore having done (a little more) homework, I’ve decided to venture out and format one […]

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Folks…I am coming to Brandon this Thursday!

Brenda asked me to offer a presentation, on Seed Saving this week… At the Westman Horticultural Society meeting this Thursday, November 5th, at 7 PM, in Brandon, Manitoba. at their Central Community Club 529-4th Street Brandon, Manitoba Talk will be […]

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Slowing Down…

Near the end of September, I put in a request for 2 (two) more months of nice calm weather, with mild temps and no snow. So far…so GOOD! The weather Gods have blessed us generously…and I am grateful. It has […]

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I hate Tomatoes!

After being in their company for over a week… I HATE tomatoes! Their long vines tripping me and in some cases I couldn’t find the fruit…so I spent 4 days trimming them. Then SO many started ripening so I had […]

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Heritage Harvest Fest 2015

Good Morning gardeners, I just went out this morning and assessed my garden. Unlike some seed collectors…I have no aversion to speaking the truth. Life is what it is…why should I hide it. In the 50 plus years of gardening […]

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Your Summer….Part V

Sad as it may seem, this spring/summer is ideal for the introduction of numerous fungus and virus diseases. Many gardeners in gardening forums are complaining about the devastation they are receiving at the hands of these ugly conditions. Because of […]

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Your Summer…Part IV

I am quite sure that folks around us are having much the same results as ourselves. The combined force of heavy rains mixed with very warm temperatures have created serious jungles of our gardens. Here are some photos from our […]

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Your Summer…Part III

I thought I would post some earlier spring photos and beside them, photos a month & a  half later for you all to see the differences between them… It has become a JUNGLE OUT THERE! We are blessed to have […]

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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 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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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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