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Interview with Mike Higgs from Canada: We Like to Experiment

He has been growing fruits and vegetables for four years now together with his wife Joyce. They preserve part of what they grow in a root cellar and they even have enough to sell some of it at the local market. Propagation by seeds, cuttings and root division is a big part of their gardening

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Tag: Seeds

Tag: Seeds

Saving Arugula Seeds

Last year I saved seeds from spinach and the seeds turned into healthy plants. This success inspired me to look at other plants that I could do the same with, so after a nice harvest of arugula leaves for salads I let the plants bolt. What a mess: Pods with seeds have been formed that

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How to Save Potato Tubers from Blight

Unfortunately all of my potato plants have been hit with blight. After reading a bit about potatoes and blight I found out that Asparagus potatoes is a type that is almost certain to catch the blight each year: I grew this type of potato in previous seasons and didn’t have any problems but I think

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Video: Authors@Google: Amy P. Goldman

This video from YouTube gives a very thorough introduction to the different heirloom tomato types, presented by Dr. Amy P. Goldman. You’ll also hear a bit about her history growing tomatoes, along with her personal favorite types of tomatoes. She’ll speak about seed saving and throw in a few growing tips near the end of

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Tag: Seeds

Saving Cucumber Seeds (would be nice)

After successfully saving seeds from this years tomatoes I set out to save some cucumber seeds. It didn’t go as planned. I saved one particularly healthy looking cucumber from the plant growing up the south facing garage wall: It was dark green when I picked it but I stored it for several weeks inside the

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Tag: Seeds

Tag: Seeds

What Does a Spinach Plant With Seeds Look Like?

If you take a closer look at bolted spinach plants you’ll find the seeds grouped in small clusters: The seeds can easily be rubbed off the stem although some will stay together and you’ll need to separate those. From a single spinach plant I saved enough seeds to fill at least two normal seeds bags,

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