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Fall | Winter Seed Varieties

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Fall | Winter Seed Varieties

 Interested in extending your bounty through fall and well into winter? Planting in the late summer is the perfect way!  Enjoy harvesting fresh herbs and vegetables to enhance your meals throughout the holiday season and into the new year! Cold weather can sweetens certain vegetables and remove bitter and spicy traits. Some flowers also require a period of vernalization and prefer to overwinter and blossom in the spring. 

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Perfect Flowers To Plant in the Summer

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Perfect Flowers To Plant in the Summer

The Summer Solstice has just passed us by and the peak of summer is here.  Your vegetable garden is beginning to bring beauty and life to your home.    Did you know that you can still plant flowers, in time to enjoy them, before the cool nights of fall appear?  Not only will they bring you joy but they will also attract many of our friendly pollinators that our gardens need for all of our veggies to properly pollinate, but they will grace us gardens with their presence! Don't have a veggie garden?  Don't fret, a small flower patch will...

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How To Invite Pollinators to Your Garden

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How To Invite Pollinators to Your Garden
Inviting pollinators to your garden is not as hard as it may seem. You don’t need a large piece of land or a large garden. Flowers in pots, containers, and even windowsills can offer forage, food, and fodder for many of our migrating and permanent pollinators. There are many flowers to be planted now,  see list below, that will continue to flourish and flower well into the fall.

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Seeds and Their Magic

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Seeds and Their Magic

Each seed variety carries a story, a story of dedication, love and care.  These stories are usually associated with the seeds and passed on, for generations where they begin to be referred to as heirloom or heritage seeds – seeds with a linage, seeds with a story.

Seed saving and seed knowledge became a sacred part of ancient and modern civilizations, a ritual that was naturally passed on from generation to generation, from neighbor to neighbor. 

There was a time when we marveled at the rich distinction between communities and cultures for their seed stock and food varieties, today 90% of the world’s food is provided by only 30 plants and four of those plants constituting 75% of mankind’s calories.

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How to Start your Garden from Seed

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How to Start your Garden from Seed
Starting a garden from seed is one of the most rewarding experiences. There are simple yet crucial practices that every gardener must take to ensure a successful garden experience.

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