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Yes Please Garden More!

Continue supporting our bees and other pollinators.…Continue

Tags: butterfly, fly, wasp, bee, pollinator

Started on Tuesday

Attracting Owls To Your Backyard And Why

Does some tiny, fuzzy marauder eat all your early pea plants each spring and fall?Do you feel like what goes around ought to come around? Consider inviting an owl to share your backyard with you.…Continue

Tags: shrew, mouse, mice, owl

Started Feb 10

Here's A Serious Article On Frost Protection

This is the right time of year for it, too.https://insteading.com/blog/how-to-protect-plants-from-frost/Maybe I will build…Continue

Tags: snow, cold, frost, weather

Started Feb 8

Fun Article On Seed Saving

Nice summary of seed saving practices.https://insteading.com/blog/seed-saving/Continue

Started Feb 1

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Yes Please Garden More!

Continue supporting our bees and other pollinators.https://phys.org/news/2021-02-reveals-gardens-secret-powerhouse-pollinators.htmlConsider also what this seems to mean for gardening and farming in Europe and America over the last several hundred years.  As people increasingly moved away from small farming toward city life, were there fewer and fewer gardeners spread diversely across the countryside,…See More
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Attracting Owls To Your Backyard And Why

Does some tiny, fuzzy marauder eat all your early pea plants each spring and fall?Do you feel like what goes around ought to come around? Consider inviting an owl to share your backyard with you.https://www.pinterest.com/pin/338473728236512142/ See More
Feb 10
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Here's A Serious Article On Frost Protection

This is the right time of year for it, too.https://insteading.com/blog/how-to-protect-plants-from-frost/Maybe I will build that cold frame this year . . . ColinSee More
Feb 8
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Chicken-Friendly Plants

Interesting article and ideas for a healthier flock.https://insteading.com/blog/chicken-friendly-plants/A lot of them seem to be about influencing insects and other pests, but it was interesting to see some were about soothing the chickens.See More
Nov 29, 2020
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Chaotic Gardens: The New Cover Crop?

For some, it seems just the right thing to do.https://civileats.com/2020/05/12/most-farmers-in-the-great-plains-dont-grow-fruits-and-vegetables-the-pandemic-is-changing-that/Now, this was a very pleasant article to read, both for the community service described and the ideas for my next cover crop.See More
Sep 26, 2020
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Winter Vegetables Planting Article

These are all familiar, though I have not planted or eaten Arugula that I know of.  Maybe in a salad mix packet....https://insteading.com/blog/winter-vegetables/?ck_subscriber_id=489205910One of these years I need to build a cold frame.See More
Sep 20, 2020
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Creeping Thyme

This looks like a fun experiment to replace some grass lawn space with fragrant herbal ground cover.  https://insteading.com/blog/creeping-thyme/See More
Sep 6, 2020
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May 1, 2020
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Food Self Sufficiency AND Market Resiliency

Here's a very encouraging article on a more developed local farming and marketing region's experience with COVID.https://phys.org/news/2020-04-local-farms-gap-groceries.htmlOnce upon a time, the farm valleys around Seattle used to be like this. It sure would be fun to see a solar powered electric grocery ship receiving and delivering produce up and down the Snoqualmie and Skykomish river systems some day.…See More
Apr 30, 2020
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WOW! Cast Concrete Raised Bed Garden Panels

I like everything about this idea, except I already have stacks of locally acquired used bricks and blocks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7jz96MDvyo&feature=emb_rel_endEnjoy!ColinSee More
Apr 7, 2020
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Can We Grow Our Own Turmeric?

...because the imported spice is not looking so healthy any longer.https://newatlas.com/medical/stanford-study-spice-makers-lead-turmeric/Hmm...big plant, needs a greenhouse with jungle conditions and lots of water.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurmericWell, that's going to be a challenge.See More
Sep 29, 2019
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Tree T-PEE

This guy appeared on Shark Tank, which is how I noticed his product.https://www.treetpee.com/These remind me of RuthAnn and others who put plastic bottles on top of plants as miniature greenhouses.  The water retention aspect is interesting and might even apply to some gardens or yard trees.See More
Sep 10, 2019
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Urban Farmers Preparing For A Self-Sufficient Future

All sorts of topics I find interesting in this article.https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/aug/18/food-after-oil-how-urban-farmers-are-preparing-us-for-a-self-sufficient-futureMostly, it seems important to me that so many different people are trying so many different ways to make their lives and homes more self-sufficient in food and electricity and…See More
Aug 19, 2019

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Strawberries And Borage And Bees

This is an interesting article -- http://strawberryplants.org/2010/06/strawberry-plants-borage/

For bee keepers, especially.

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 2:05am

Seattle's Urban Food Forest

Here's a link to the Beacon Food Forest

- http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682269/seattles-urban-food-forest-is-open-for-foraging

Bon Appetit!

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

Some Heirloom Seed Companies

Here are a few of the 1,790,000 entries I found when I searched GOOGLE for "heirloom seed"



ORGANICA SEED - http://www.organicaseed.com/



SUSTAINABLE SEED COMPANY - http://www.sustainableseedco.com/?gclid=CJ6b_6zqjqECFQaiagodT2FAYA



HEIRLOOM SEEDS - http://www.heirloomseeds.com/



BAKER… Continue

Posted on April 17, 2010 at 5:13pm

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At 11:45am on March 20, 2016, Mary said…

Hi Colin,

At 2:31pm on November 5, 2010, Linda Jean Shepherd said…
Alpaca Poo:
For alpaca poo, contact Linda Lasure: email (lasure@comcast.net)
and cell phone (206-498-7734). It is good to contact her a few days ahead of
time to make arrangements.
Linda
At 3:52pm on February 2, 2010, Colin Keizer said…
Hi Ruthann and/or Larry.

Looking forward to a busy year in the garden and orchard.

Fun times already getting myself in gear with the Mason bees.

See you soon,

Colin
At 3:13pm on February 2, 2010, Larry Fisher said…
Welcome and thanks for signing up. Thanks so much too for the information about the email problem early in January. It eased my mind. Hope to see you later this month. Ruthann
 
 
 

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