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Light-Dependent Germination

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

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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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.

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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.