Category: Seeds

Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! Order Seed

Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! Order Seed

| March 21, 2015 | 1 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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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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Growing Peppers – Part 1: Sowing, Potting, Pests, Harvest

Growing Peppers – Part 1: Sowing, Potting, Pests, Harvest

| January 30, 2015 | 6 Replies

Growing Peppers – Part 1: Sowing, Potting, Pests, Harvest is the latest episode of “Late Bloomer.” Kaye takes us through her entire experience of managing 28 pepper plants in her small urban garden. This is the first time Kaye covers growing a vegetable seed to seed, so make sure to subscribe, so you will be notified when […]

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Make the Most of the Rain Event, Plant!

Make the Most of the Rain Event, Plant!

| December 2, 2014 | 4 Replies

Make the most of the rain event, plant! I’d been rather ashamed that I hadn’t planted anything for a fall/winter garden. The wonderful garlic I harvested in June still sat in my kitchen, and, many packets of seeds waited, neatly filed in a box. I had made all manner of excuses, but the long and short of […]

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Sprouting Seeds Simply

Sprouting Seeds Simply

| June 26, 2014 | 2 Replies

Sprouting seeds simply was the only way I knew I’d ever get into sprouting seeds. I walked into my local nursery last week for garden amendments and spotted a new display near the rack of Botanical Interests seeds. They have just added a Seed Sprouter to their product line. I stopped to look, and might have […]

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Going Gaga over Tomatoes!

Going Gaga over Tomatoes!

| March 17, 2014 | 8 Replies

Going gaga over tomatoes is what happened to me in December when I found myself on Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I ordered eleven varieties of seeds, one in every color and shape. And then, garden friends sent me a few seeds from four more varieties. Other than direct-seeding a handful of Yellow Pear tomatoes last […]

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What Happened to Winter?

What Happened to Winter?

| January 15, 2014 | 5 Replies

What happened to winter? The Late Bloomer Garden is feeling the effects of a Santa Ana heat wave: broccoli is bolting and cocoons are eclosing! While I was seeding twelve varieties of heirloom tomato seed for summer out back, my one-of-two Monarch chrysalises eclosed in the front yard. I didn’t know it until I went out to […]

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Variety is the Spice of Life

Variety is the Spice of Life

| October 18, 2013 | 19 Replies

“Variety is the spice of life.” Ever heard that phrase? Of course, you have. I’ve heard it all my life. Well, guess what? There is NO variety in industrial agriculture, which is not sustainable. Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour. William Cowper – The Task (1785)–‘The Timepiece’ (Book II, lines 606-7) […]

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Late Bloomer – National Heirloom Expo 2013 – Episode 36

Late Bloomer – National Heirloom Expo 2013 – Episode 36

| October 11, 2013 | 4 Replies

Late Bloomer – National Heirloom Expo 2013 – Episode 2.16 covers just a taste of this year’s three-day event in Santa Rosa, California. There were hundreds of food and seed producers and exhibitors, and thousands of participants enjoyed a wide range of foods, heirloom seeds and products, as well as live music. Kaye visited for […]

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Simply Sharing Seeds!

Simply Sharing Seeds!

| June 8, 2012 | 6 Replies

Simply Sharing Seeds! Once you join the gardening life, it’s a whole new world that opens up to you. Neighbors walking by might never have stopped to say hello, but, an edible garden in your front yard is like a magnet. Yesterday, Nancy, just such a neighbor, who lives about five blocks from me, gave […]

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