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seed saving  // Posts tagged as "seed saving"

30 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Are You Going to Seed?

Are You Going to Seed?

This is not an over-nosy query about the state of your personal well-being. It is a serious gardening enquiry. Because if you are a new gardener, or someone who has always bought your plants already green and leafy, you might be interested in Seedy Saturday’s 10:15 workshop Starting with the Seed. Linda Petite, Head Gardener […]

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01 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Are You Feeling Seedy?

Are You Feeling Seedy?

We are, because it’s that time of year: when gardeners’ thoughts turn to seeds and our thoughts turn to bringing Victoria the best possible Seedy Saturday. So mark February 21 on your gardening calendar: Seedy Saturday returns to the Victoria Conference Centre, 10-4, with lots of old favourites and some exciting new features (more on […]

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13 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Seed Saving 2.0

Seed Saving 2.0

Seed saving on a large scale requires in-depth knowledge and practice, especially important for farmers and market gardeners. Expand your knowledge with a professional agrologist, seed saver and and organic farmer. Join Arzeena Hamir, Seed Saving 2.0, 2pm, Feb 15th at Seedy Saturday. Photo courtesy of: DbxsoulviaWikimediaCommons

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29 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Top Tips for Homegrown Food

Top Tips for Homegrown Food

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 […]

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06 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

A Seed Saved is a Seed Earned

A Seed Saved is a Seed Earned

Well, why not? Now that we lack the penny, we’ll have to save something else, right? And if you grow your own food, saved seed can be worth a good deal more than a pile of pennies. There are lots of other good reasons to save seed, of course, including preserving genetic diversity, ensuring that […]

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