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February, 2013  // Posts published in February, 2013

11 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Eat Your Vegetables

Eat Your Vegetables

That would be the vegetables you grow. But first, of course, you have to get them onto your plate. That’s where Carolyn Herriot comes in. She’s followed her popular book, The Zero-Mile Diet, with a new project: The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook. It’s full of recipes for turning the crops we grow in coastal home gardens […]

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08 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and Lemons

Say the bells of….. Saanich? That doesn’t have quite the right ring, but the point is that Bob and Verna Duncan have figured out how to harvest more than thirty varieties of citrus in the coastal BC climate. If you’ve had a chance to visit their garden, you’ll know they use a fascinating mix of […]

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06 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

A Seed Saved is a Seed Earned

A Seed Saved is a Seed Earned

Well, why not? Now that we lack the penny, we’ll have to save something else, right? And if you grow your own food, saved seed can be worth a good deal more than a pile of pennies. There are lots of other good reasons to save seed, of course, including preserving genetic diversity, ensuring that […]

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05 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Making Room for Mushrooms

Making Room for Mushrooms

How much room does a mushroom need? Not much (room) at all, according to Scott Henderson, aka “The Mushroom Man”. Mushrooms are the perfect crop to fit into a corner of your home or balcony, to grow in otherwise unused parts of your garden, or on recycled materials: you can grow winecaps between garden rows, […]

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Want a Growing Business?

Want a Growing Business?

Do you think it’s about time you put your plants to work? Sure, you may eat some of them, but what have they done for you lately? Isn’t it about time they started paying some of the bills? If you’ve been having thoughts like these in the middle of the night, then Seedy Saturday has […]

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