Seeds of Diversity, groundnut plus, Canada is a Canadian volunteer organization that conserves the biodiversity and traditional knowledge of food crops and garden plants. Seeds of Diversity is the source for information about heritage seeds, seed saving, plant diversity, garden history and your own garden heritage. Join members, from coast to coast, who collect and share nearly 3500 varieties of heritage fruits and vegetables through our national Member Seed Exchange. Discover the incredible diversity of heritage plants! Subscribe to our magazine, Seeds of Diversity, and learn about Canadian gardeners who are making a difference, preserving food biodiversity, documenting Canada's horticultural heritage, and sharing the legacy of the "People's Seeds".
Health Ancient Beliefs About Ganoderma Numerous legends provide a rich and extensive account about Ganoderma lucidum. It was said that in the early days in China, Ganoderma is very rare and hard to obtain. People during the time of the emperors considered it as a treasure greater than any jewel because they believe it provides an incredible source of energy and youthfulness. Furthermore, it was also mentioned that:
Low Tunnels vs Cold Frames In my last post, I shared with you how it’s desiccation, not really cold temperatures per se, that is most damaging to cold-tolerant plants. While it’s true that cold frames and low tunnels provide a growing environment that is slightly warmer than ambient temperature, the increased relative humidity in these structures and the protection they provide from winter’s harsh winds allow plants to survive at MUCH colder temperatures than they otherwise would. So while lettuce should theoretically die at 28° F (-2.2° C), it has survived and thrived in my low tunnels that registered 10° F (-12.2° C) inside when temperatures outside dropped to -8° F (-22.2° C). That’s pretty powerful protection! Because cold frames have been around a lot longer than low tunnels, many more gardeners are familiar with them for winter growing; I usually don’t have to explain what a cold frame is to participants at my winter gardening workshops. Which of these structures is better for growing in winter?
The Curated Eight: DIY Herb Gardens - Inspired by CharmInspired by Charm Okay. Seriously. Mother Nature, I am completely ready for spring. Love, Michael I don’t know what things are like in your neck of the woods. Seeding Square: Garden by Color and Number Have raised enough to donate 40 Seeding Squares to elementary schools! Thank you backers! Thank you everyone! We have reached our initial goal of $6000! Tripple Brook Farm Plant Nursery At Tripple Brook Farm we strive to make our gardens as productive, attractive, interesting, and low-maintenance as possible - and to supply plants to help you do the same with your garden. We offer a wide range of plants, most of which are cold hardy in southern New England. We also offer uniquely versatile and effective tree transplanting equipment, as well as striking botanical posters and note cards featuring original art work.
Capsella bursa-pastoris Description rosette (a), pointed leaves, flowers (c–e), pods (i, k) Like a number of other plants in several plant families, its seeds contain a substance known as mucilage, a condition known as myxospermy. The adaptive value of myxospermy is unknown, although the fact that mucilage becomes sticky when wet has led some to propose that C. bursa-pastoris traps insects which then provide nutrients to the seedling, which would make it protocarnivorous.
Winter Cereal Grains and Grass Cover Crops - Winter Rye Grain Cover Crop "One of the easiest and most economical ways to improve your soil is to plant green manures, commonly called cover crops. Most garden soils can be maintained at their highest level of productivity by sound soil management practices that involve a combination of soil tillage, crop rotation, and most importantly, the addition of organic matter through green manures.Organic matter is the ''food'' component of soil. Soil-dwelling fungi and bacteria work to break down organic matter.
No Outdoor Space? Try Gutter Gardens : katyelliott.com Posted on | April 29, 2009 | 12 Comments I love this garden idea! Great for tip for urban living. Attach gutters to the back of a house/building or to a fence. Gutters are available in many different sizes which makes them ideal for fitting into a small space. Brilliant! Abundant Life Seed Company Is now merged with Territorial Seed Company Home / Abundant Life Seeds By combining our two product lines, customers will experience more efficient shopping, ordering, and shipping options, as well as a greater selection of Organic and Biodynamic varieties. At Territorial’s website, all of the Organic and Biodynamic varieties will be easy to access by clicking here or on the Organics tab on the orange navigation bar on the home page. Territorial Seed Company will provide customer support on all previous Abundant Life Seeds’ orders.
Shepherd's Purse: Herbal Remedies - HowStuffWorks The shape of the shepherd's purse fruit, resembling the purses that Europeans once hung from their belts, gave this herb its name. Shepherd's purse can be found almost anywhere in the world, donning its white flowers throughout the year. Its availability is just one of shepherd's purse's helpful qualities. It can help regulate blood flow and is often used as a herbal remedy to treat regular bleeding disorders, such as heavy periods. Uses for Shepherd's Purse Shepherd's purse is used to stop heavy bleeding and hemorrhaging, particularly from the uterus.
How to Grow Garlic & Save Money Garlic is best planted between November and April although you will generally get a bigger and better crop if you plant it in the autumn. Garlic bulbs are sold according to their suitability for spring or autumn planting. Once you have bought bulbs you can save the best best specimens every year and plant the cloves. You will then produce your own locally adapted crop. anderson + grant: Creating a Summer Flower Display I wanted to create a tall flower display in a urn as you walk up onto the porch. The pot is in the sun all day long so I needed plants that could handle those conditions. Adding a variety of types of plants in different heights and textures makes for a pretty planting arrangement, whether in a pot or in the ground. I bought four types of flowers: a hanging geranium pot with three geraniums in itone Spike planttwo vinca vinesa plant labeled Strawberry Shortcake that had three plants mixed in it: bacopa, calibrachoa, (both of which I had never heard of) and verbena....it is a mixture of light pink, dark burgundy, and white flowers Let's start with my new gardening gloves...Aren't they great?
Good Seed Vegetable Descriptions Our seeds are especially adapted for Northern Gardens! All seeds are $2.99 per packet Packet sizes in parentheses. g = gram Contender beans are an early compact green bean that require no staking. Contenders are reliable and the green beans are very tasty.