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Order Mexican Sunflower Seeds

Order Mexican Sunflower Seeds

| April 20, 2015 | Reply

Mexican Sunflower Seeds “Torch” Annual. A genuine heat lover, Mexican sunflower sets the dog days of summer ablaze with sizzling orange flowers. A large and imposing plant for the back of the border. Tolerates infertile soil, drought and neglect. Lovely mixed with purple grass, and absolutely stunning next to Grandpa Otts purple morning glory. Attracts […]

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Order Blue Lake Heirloom Bean Seeds

Order Blue Lake Heirloom Bean Seeds

| April 18, 2015 | Reply

Blue Lake 274 Heirloom Organic Beans 58 days. The snap bean (or green bean) is eaten pod and all. Blue Lake 274 produces a very large crop of round,6″ pods all at once, on 16″-18″ tall, bushy plants; beans are stringless when picked young. Excellent flavor, one of the best for freezing. Also a good […]

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Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! Order Seed

Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! Order Seed

| March 21, 2015 | Reply

It’s time to sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! To order seed, click links and photos. 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 […]

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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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Purchase Easy Seed Sprouter & Seeds!

Purchase Easy Seed Sprouter & Seeds!

| 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 | 12 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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Grow Mexican Sunflowers and Attract Monarchs

Grow Mexican Sunflowers and Attract Monarchs

| January 21, 2015 | 4 Replies

Grow Mexican Sunflowers and attract Monarchs to your garden. Monarch Butterflies are so friendly once they know your garden is a welcome waystation for them.  This male landed on the flower I was holding while taking a picture. I let it go just before I snapped this. Watch the Late Bloomer episode “Growing Mexican Sunflower” (click through to […]

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