Mini Projects

Insect Hotel – Video

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We built the insect hotel to create more habitat for all those bugs and critters and hopefully allow them to overwinter in our garden. Covering your garden beds with woodchip mulch also makes for great insect habitat year around. The importance of insects both to the ecosystem and to the garden can’t be understated. We […]

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Container Gardening

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Advantages Great for beginners – can be done any time and anywhere, even on a balcony or on a window sill. Plants remain mobile – handy for rearranging and moving them into different micro climates. Can easily be repotted for extra root space and fresh nutrients, plants will grow bigger. Very little weeding to do […]

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Seed saving – Kale and Broccoli – Video

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Yesterday we harvested well over 100,000 (500 grams) red russian kale seeds without any effort or maintenance from about 10 plants! The best part is that it only took 5 minutes to harvest them. Check it out! And there are a few purple sprouting broccoli plants on their way. Brassicas are biennial, another words they […]

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Currants grown in shade – Experiment

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Currants really do grow in near complete shade, although not very productive. All currants leaf out very early in spring to catch as much sunlight as possible before deciduous trees take it all for the rest of the growing season. Here’s a little experiment.