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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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“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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