Welcome to the 2017 Season!

This will be THE latest posting to watch, for seed ordering! Any updates or changes to our Seed offerings, will be shared here. Even on a day to day changes! Please remember we are operating on a reduced inventory, so […]

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WaHOO! Sweet Potato Slips are now ALL in!

Sweet potato slips are now ALL in! They are $2.75 each. They will be sold individually and variety marked. Some beautiful big slips, with BIG roots…they are too! I WILL HAVE: 1) Georgia Jets 2) Cuban Red 3) Frazier White […]

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OPEN DATES (2016) to sell off Extra plants…!

Hi everyone, Well folks…I know our spring is on the cold side, BUT we could have SNOW like our brothers and sisters in Europe just received last week. Destroyed all their fruit orchards and started gardens! I will have FEW […]

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Just a few Newbies!

Wahoo! I have found 2 (almost) unobtainable rare varieties! Will be the first to offer them here… I have just recently acquired 2 of the newest members to my wonderful collection. yes yes, I said I will be slowing down, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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