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Lavender Crop Update: Assessing Winter Damage April 24, 2018

With spring finally arriving, it will soon be time to assess how well lavender has survived the winter. This was a harsh winter for lavender, with extreme cold in December and January, a quick melt and flooding in February, and a prolonged cold period that included a freezing rain event in April. 532 more words


Farmer & A Dream

This farmer has a dream . . . . . . .  another dream. Some days I would say, “Oh-no, I don’t want to hear it because I don’t want to raise another type of animal!” But this dream doesn’t involve another animal. 261 more words

Farm Life

Dinner With April Cabbage

Look for compact heads of cabbage that are heavy for their size. Whether red or green, the leaves should be crisp and deeply colored. Check the stem to make sure it has no cracks around its base. 405 more words


Herb Planting

Every year I do a container–or containers–of herbs on the stone wall right outside my kitchen. I have herbs growing elsewhere on the property , although this winter was so cold–and without snow cover when it was the coldest–that I lost a lot of things that had been planted for years–thyme, sage and possibly my lemon balm all bit the dust.  161 more words


Container Gardeners, These Are For Us

If you are growing plants in containers, have you tried the fabric pots yet?

I tried one for the first time last year and I liked it so well that I bought 5 more this year. 249 more words


Dinner With April Asparagus

Fresh asparagus stalks are firm, straight and smooth. They should be a rich green color with a small amount of white at the bottom of the spear. 433 more words


April Showers and Thunder Storms

I like the bits of spring we’ve been having and wish for more!

It’s Neighbourhood Small Grant season and I’m applying for a grant to support revitalization of the herb garden at 6th & Trafalgar. 101 more words

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