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Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots!

Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots!

| March 21, 2015 | Reply

It’s time to sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! If your ground is just starting to thaw (soil temps above 40° F), you want to be thinking about planting two garden favorites, peas and carrots. In the three winters that I have been growing food, I have had great luck with seeds from Botanical Interests and wanted […]

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Kaye on The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

Kaye on The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

| March 21, 2015 | Reply

Kaye on The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast Recently, I was interviewed for Joey and Holly Baird’s The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener podcast. Podcasts are the latest venture into garden programming for Joey and Holly, who, while each working at full-time jobs, grow a garden and create high quality garden videos. I hope you will check out this, their second […]

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Late Bloomer Show at the Vancouver Web Fest

Late Bloomer Show at the Vancouver Web Fest

| March 14, 2015 | Reply

Last week, Late Bloomer Show was at the Vancouver Web Fest. According to festival founder Suzette Laqua, three years ago there were five web festivals in the world and this year there are 32. Some of the most exciting work now is being created expressly for the web, and Vancouver Web Fest is Canada’s premiere […]

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Have Fresh Greens in Winter with Easy Seed Sprouting!

Have Fresh Greens in Winter with Easy Seed Sprouting!

| March 3, 2015 | Reply

Have fresh greens in winter with Easy Seed Sprouting! Are you aching to get in your garden, but the weather won’t let you? One way to have nutrition at your fingertips all year long is to sprout! I admit, I was intimidated by the idea of sprouting (well, I’m a late bloomer and lots of things […]

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The Irony of Food Pricing

The Irony of Food Pricing

| February 25, 2015 | 10 Replies

While shopping at Whole Foods this past week, I was struck (again) by the irony of food pricing. As I have recently given up modern wheat and most gluten, I have stepped up buying raw nuts. In 2007, the government issued a law that said all almonds grown in the U.S. must be pasteurized. But, […]

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Birthday Reflections, Valentine’s Day Style

Birthday Reflections, Valentine’s Day Style

| February 14, 2015 | 15 Replies

Birthday Reflections, Valentine’s Day Style. My mother likes to reflect that I was born on Valentine’s Day during an historic ice storm. She doesn’t remember a whole lot about the biggest event in my life, since the local doctor put women to sleep to deliver babies back then. My father drove 22 miles over slippery […]

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Four Fun-filled Primarily Paleo Days with a Midwife Blogger

Four Fun-filled Primarily Paleo Days with a Midwife Blogger

| January 27, 2015 | Reply

I just spent the last four fun-filled primarily paleo days with a midwife blogger. This is an incredible story. Prepare to be amazed. The internet does a couple of things really well, inform and connect. You can learn how to do almost anything on the internet (how do you think I learned to garden?) and you […]

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Some Thoughts at the End of the Year

Some Thoughts at the End of the Year

| December 31, 2014 | 10 Replies

Some thoughts at the end of the year, and how technology has changed my life. ~ My first conscious thought this morning, after the initial recognition that the wind was blowing and I hate wind (unless I’m in Hawaii), was, Walker is never going to live at home again. I had woken at 5:30AM, and […]

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Happy Holidays from Late Bloomer!

Happy Holidays from Late Bloomer!

| December 20, 2014 | Reply

Happy Holidays from Late Bloomer! To all those who have subscribed this year and to regular followers, I want to thank each and every one for your support. I hope I have inspired you just a little this year to get your hands dirty and try growing your own food. And don’t forget the flowers! […]

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December Blooms in Southern California!

December Blooms in Southern California!

| December 18, 2014 | 6 Replies

December Blooms in Southern California! While many gardens are buried in snow or frost, and gardeners are dreaming of their spring gardens, a few plants are blooming in the Late Bloomer garden and I thought I would share. Hopefully, they will offer a little sunshine into your day! As I didn’t plant a full-scale winter […]

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