Category: Education

All about kale

All about Russian & Siberian Kale An excellent coverage of kales.

Saving squash seeds

Squash cross pollinate readily with other squashes of the same variety. They are insect pollinated so the insects are flying quite long distances. First thing is to know which variety of squash you are growing and what it will cross with. You will also need to know what your neighbours are growing! Next step is …

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Bag isolation of tomatoes.

June is here and the tomatoes are flowering. Time to bag them! Many of us have small gardens and want to grow several types of our favourite heirloom tomato. We do not have the space to plant them far enough away for the correct isolation distance. The solution is to put a little bag over the …

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Free film on farming

The Comox Valley Lazo Womens Institute Is presenting a film featuring senior farmers of the Comox Valley. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Where ; Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College When ; Thursday 30th April Time ; Doors open 6.30. Film starts 7.00 Price ; Free, but recommended donation $5 in …

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Complete Organic Fertilizer

Complete organic fertilizer    By popular demand here is the recipe for the Complete Organic Fertilizer and also the enhanced version.

April 2nd seed savers meeting – Beans and gardening advice.

All about gardening – come and ask our experts. Seed Savers’ Fabulous Beans and Gardening Advice On April 2, 2015 at 7pm the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers will host their monthly meeting. In line with their ongoing quest to find varieties that can be considered to be “All Comox Valley Winners” or outstanding …

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Kale and lettuce presentation.

pdf kale and lettuce  Click here for full presentation. At the February 2015 Seed Saver meeting Terry and Jenny talked about lettuce and kale, with a focus on Vulcan lettuce and Improved Siberian Kale.

November seed savers meeting

Seed Savers discuss Garlic and Compost -Thur Nov 6 Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers (CVGSS) is hosting a wide ranging discussion for important fall gardening activities, Thur Nov 6, at Creekside Commons, starting at 7 pm. Directors Susan Holvenstot and Dianna Talbot will share their experiences with Starting an Urban Garden, and Building Fall …

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new book on Seed Libraries

Here is  a write up about a new book on Seed Libraries. Seed Libraries And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People by Cindy Conner Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally-based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest …

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Frank Morton article on plant breeding

“There is a connection between the genetics of the plant and what’s happening in the environment… The environment can remove methyls from the ends of those genes. What was off can now be on.” This “hidden plasticity” of plants explains why flowering plants have been so willing to cooperate with everything in nature. “When flowering …

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