Mandy’s Greenhouse…has been sold!

First Some history: Essentially the drive to grow one’s own veggies started (for me) at the tender age of 6…whereby I carved one out a tall patch of grass across the road from my parents garden. (I didn’t want their […]

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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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Up Dates….

Hello Everyone! After returning back from Brandon, I felt a serious need to update ALL the inventory, as MUCH was missing from my bins! So! Just completed this (with exception to the tomatoes which I hope are safe for a […]

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Classes For Beginner Gardeners!

Hello everyone, This is going to be quite exciting! I have been asked by my local establishment to do several classes/presentations for the benefit of first time gardeners! Apparently the participants attended a wonderful class the year before, regarding preparing […]

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Heads Up! Presentation #29! Common sense tips on starting your own seeds.

Hi everyone! I will be in Brandon this April 9th at their 3rd Seedy Saturday. I will also be bringing my SEEDS! Pray for wonderful weather..OK??!! April 9th, 2016 from 10AM to 4PM Brandon’s Seedy Saturday returns for its 3nd […]

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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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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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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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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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The Apple trees in my Orchard

I always knew I had TOO MANY FRUIT trees!   So it should not come as a surprise that I can offer some photos here of my collection. Seeing as young homeowners are always in need of some advise in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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