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Plantidote of the Day 2013-02-08

seed catalogs

Time for garden planning

Things are looking grim, time-wise, this year. And the raised beds I was dreaming of are still just dreams. So I'm focusing on planting only two kinds of things: herbs and salad stuff -- different kinds of greens, tomatoes, and onions. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-08-16

magnolia seed pod

Magnolia grandiflora

Southern magnolia seed pod Read below the fold...

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The National Heirloom Exposition

The largest heritage produce exhibit ever, with heirloom vegetables from all 50 states. Discussions and workshops on seed saving, home gardening, marketing, food politics and farming with recognized experts. Includes a Trade Show with more than 250 vendors, and poultry and livestock exhibit, too! Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-03-30

quinoa

Chenopodium quinoa

Quinoa

It's a protein-rich meat substitute, a gluten-free side dish or main course, and a delicious alternative to rice. It's quinoa (KEEN-wah), and if you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for?

[Q]uinoa is highly nutritious and can supply us with all of the body's requirements: carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-01-04

squash seeds

Cucurbita moschata seeds

Butternut squash seeds

These seeds, recently scooped out of a butternut squash, are headed for the garden. But first they'll be cleaned up and dried, then stored in a dark part of the garage until spring. Just one squash usually provides several dozen seeds, enough to grow a truckload of squash, more than most of us have room for. Read below the fold...

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LA: Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA) Monthly Meeting

Help save seeds! Come to 2011's first monthly meeting of the Seed Library of LA!
If the weather is cold, dress warmly. The meeting is indoors at Venice High School, but budget cuts mean unheated buildings. Read below the fold...

Winter sowing report

In January and February, I said I'd try some winter sowing, and, this being May, I'm here to report back that I met with great success and am very happy with the technique! To recap:

1. The insight is to mimic nature's processes for germination, in a somewhat more protected environment than simply sowing seeds into the ground. In this way, we can get a jump on the growing season, yet with hardier plants. Read below the fold...

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Pre Seed Exchange Posting

Just a little reminder, because I've got the snow-covered 5b Blues, and missing my blooms: the Seed Exchange is coming soon. I've got zillions, and I hope at least a few intrepid garden bloggers are interested in doing some exchanging as I would like to. I've got a few links in my gardenblog bookmarks that do exchanges, but I'd like to at the very least tie into that with something a little more separate and Corrente-specific. So consider this a heads up post, and if you know any good exchanges, or have participated in them before, share your links and thoughts here. Read below the fold...

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