Garden Wisdom Blog — seeds
Gardening for Birds
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About Brussels Sprouts
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Flower Arrangement Inspiration
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One day this past summer several of us got together to photograph some of the flowers and produce from the trial fields in a more studio setting. Jill, who normally works in customer service, has some professional experience as a florist, and her arrangements were amazing. Several of our team would cut the flowers and herbs (and vegetables!) and bring them into the farm house where Jill would set them up, and I would light and photograph them. We have tagged the most traditional of our cut flowers on this website so they can be filtered as a group. These...
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Some types of crops take an awfully long time to mature. To harvest leeks in the summer, the seeds have to be started indoors way back in late winter — leeks just take that long to grow. With preparation and planning, home gardeners can grow excellent leeks for summer use. There are some crops that take even longer to mature. Gardeners in relatively mild climates can take advantage of the long winter months with a kind of gardening called overwintering. This involves the same degree of planning for summer leeks. These crops are planted in the summer and fall and...
About the Summer Solstice
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The arrival of third week in June brings us the last day of spring and the first day of summer. This year, it will occur at 3:07am (PST on the west coast, or 10:07am GMT) on Thursday, June 21, but only in the Earth’s northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, it’s the winter solstice. But how can we be so precise? How can we know that it occurs at 3:07am? The trick is in understanding a bit more about the summer solstice in terms of our planet’s orbit around the sun. As we travel around the sun, Earth is spinning...