“Yesterday we harvested Chinese Artichoke from the garden. Stachys affinis (Chinese artichokes, or Crosnes) are a perennial small, white tuber that can be eaten fresh or cooked. Its kind of sweet, with a flavour a little bit like artichokes, with the crunchy, watery texture of celery. The above ground herbaceous part of the plant looks like it […]
Got a bountiful garden? Have you thought about saving some of the seeds? “If you want to save seeds, sow open-pollinated varieties that haven’t had their genetic makeup changed by hybridization or genetic modification. Plants adapt to cultural conditions, therefore, organic seeds grow best for organic gardeners and regional seeds have an edge over seeds […]
There are more than 450 species of native bees that are vital for crop pollination and our native pollinator is the Mason Bee. “Orchard Mason Bees (OMB) are distributed throughout Southwestern Canada and Western United States and along with many other native species play an integral role in the pollination of plants in North America. […]
“3 days… 9 meals each if we’re lucky… 3 days ’till stocked shelves reveal themselves as barren… Until we all understand that resource scarcity is a lack of security.” Watch this fantastic spoken word with Jeremy Loveday on local food security and what you can do to protect BC’s land base – Feb 10, 2014.
“Most food plants are annuals that are harvested or go to seed and die, all within one year. When plants are harvested, the mineral nutrients they have absorbed are removed from the soil so it is necessary to amend food garden soil with mineral nutrients at each planting cycle. Mineral nutrients come in a variety […]
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