Tag Archives: West Coast Seeds

The Advantage of Selective Memory

I had forgotten what back-breaking work it is to plant seeds-especially the tiny lettuce seeds that haven’t been pelleted (covered in clay).  They’re hard to pick up and hold in your fingertips-mine seem to disappear under my nails every time! … Continue reading

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Hurry up and wait

Having this lovely, empty greenhouse in my backyard has been a mixed blessing these last couple of weeks.  We’ve been plagued by electrical problems and I still haven’t been able to get it wired properly.  A lesson in delayed gratification … Continue reading

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Missing the Boat

Less than two weeks ago I got my first glimpse of the new broccoli starting to form; this picture is from the 11th of July: Given the less than stellar forecast I thought they would have no problem enduring a … Continue reading

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Substance Over Beauty

One of my family’s favourite dishes is roasted new potatoes (when I remember to take them out of the oven on time), but I’ve never attempted to grow my own potatoes before; the hilled rows take up a lot of … Continue reading

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How soon is too soon?

It seems like that’s the question on everyone’s mind-especially given the long weekend that’s coming up.  And like many questions, the somewhat frustrating answer is: well, that depends. Depends mostly on what you’re considering planting and where.  If the soil … Continue reading

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