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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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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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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Thank you folks in Brandon!

SO…I woke up early this morning (5:30) getting ready to take off…and see this flaming red sky to the East…gulp! Red sky at night, sailors’ delight Red sky in the morning, sailors’ be warning. OK! I says…its going to be […]

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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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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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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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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! 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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