Category Archives: seed saving

Small Grain Gathering

Compared with vegetables, growing small grains organically is challenging.  It is tricky to control weeds.  As well, planting and harvesting generally happen at wet times of the year (April/May and September) which can lead to soil compaction and damage if … Continue reading

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Natural Beekeeping

Stephen Livingstone wrote the article Natural Beekeeping in Rural Delivery (January/February).  In it he describes taking over a beekeeping operation with his young son Calvin.  It is an astounding story of taking over one hive from an old operation.  There used … Continue reading

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Grain Seed Workshop Nov 3

The Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network and Seeds of Diversity Canada are proud to present a Grain Seed Workshop Sat Nov 3 Learn how to grow, harvest and select grain seed. Join David and Jen Greenberg for a hands-on workshop featuring … Continue reading

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Spuds!

The great spud adventure, of course, begins in Prince Edward Island.  We met with Raymond Loo, who gave us a fantastic history of his family’s potato breeding and selection efforts.  He took us into his potato warehouse to show us … Continue reading

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Early grain

Yesterday we planted out the spring grain trial.  April 18 is mighty early so I am happy and I hope the seeds are too.  It is unusually dry and warm this spring.  Last spring was unusually wet and cool.  Normally … Continue reading

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Saving seed – a new/old twist

In the last post, I wrote about hens.  Some people go to a lot of trouble to keep the heritage breeds pure according to accepted traits for that breed.  It is a thankless task, but it is important to maintain … Continue reading

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