9 Greens to Grow Indoors This Winter

I've discovered that there are plenty of food plants that can be grown indoors during the cold half of the year, and few require any kind of special equipment.

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Light-Dependent Germination

Are you struggling with starting plants from seeds? Many require direct sunlight to shake them awake and tell them to get growing already.

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Winter Greens: Grow Mache in Zone 9b

Mache grows in loose, low rosettes and is also known as: lamb’s lettuce, corn salad, field salad, nut salad, and Rapunzel. It’s a cool-weather crop and in zone 9b doesn’t need winter protection.

How To: Make Hanging Lettuce Planters

These DIY hanging lettuce balls are easy to put together, and are as delicious as they are decorative.

Low-Maintenance Food Plants for Novice (or Reluctant) Gardeners

Are you interested in growing your own food plants, but intimidated by the prospect of doing so? Here are some delicious, hard-to-kill plants for newbie gardeners to ease into.

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New Year, New Opportunity to Create a Community Seed Bank

8 friends or neighbours investing approximately $10 each can grow 32 different plant varieties by sharing seeds. Community seed banks are the ideal way for people to share resources to jumpstart food security initiatives.