April Showers….

Hello to all;

Thanks to those who are following the posts, ordered seed or saw us at Seedy Sunday.  Last week I planted the carrots and beets that are for seed this year as well as some turnip, cabbage and onions.  Hoping for a great year to grow if we can ever see the soil for all the snow!!

As all things happen in their own time and all timing is perfect, I have been thanking the gods that I did not have the time to get all the garlic out of the beds last fall.  Turns out it would never have gotten in the ground by April 1st and so I will see it all as divinely inspired and know that the year will allow for me to transplant the sprouts into new beds in May.  All will be well.

Anyone still wanting seed is encouraged to email ahead as we sold out on many things.

Also, please keep in mind that my quest to find open-pollinated seeds that will grow and thrive here in Northern Alberta continues.  I visited the Monsanto site the other day and was boggled at how many seed companies they have and under how many guises they pose to unsuspecting farmers and gardeners alike.  It seems there are many farmers in the states and Canada looking for canola, soybeans, corn and wheat that is not a Monsanto product, but the quantities they are looking for are either not available or un-affordable.  That is the dilemna and it continues to spark debate.  If I had the land base I could begin to provide slowly to those that need.

If you have vast quantities of seed, let me know.  Maybe we can begin to pool resources to service this need and ultimately help farmers that are looking.  It will be an uphill battle with the government, but well worth the fight as more and more people are reacting to gluten grains and corn and I think it is due to genetic modifications.  

Also, if you have seed that is from an ‘old’ gardener or dates back generations, please let me know.  I am happy to trade and swap.  Thanks so much,

Denise

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