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My new packet of spinach didn’t grow when I put the seeds directly into potting soil
A few years ago I bought a small packet of alfalfa seeds
David says I’m two-timing the garden.
The mid-July sowings produce crops that will become large enough to take them through the winter
The cover crop of winter rye still waves at me from the garden
When crops don’t contain the minerals they need, they cannot provide other nutrients we depend on.
My favourite sorts of seedling starters are the plastic cells that fit inside trays
To get a jump on the season and avoid early spring predation, I sow most plants in flats inside
Houses used to be built with a cool room intended for food storage
Animals seem to think we planted our gardens just for them.
Until I read Gojmerac’s book on bees, I hadn’t realized the value of allowing cover crops to flower
I’m hearing that some gardeners in the States cannot find seed packets for sale
The money will be used to support two important activities.
Unless it gets too dry or hot, bees will happily pollinate until early August.
‘I feel like I’m an adoptive father,’ Fred Haynes says of his rented mason bee colony
David will quote an old Farsi saying: “Lick up the honey and ask no questions.”
The recent possibility of quarantine reminds me of the blockade of the UK during WWII
David is not the only one this made happy; the bush crawls with bees just when I need them.
All winter squash contain an abundance of nutrients
Six of the 12 sprouts I potted up survived