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Want to Grow Your Own Strawberries?

Want to Grow Your Own Strawberries?

Strawberries grown commercially are planted on soil that has been sprayed to sterilize it. Then the soil is covered with plastic so the fruit doesn’t rot before it can be picked. Is there a simpler way to grow clean mineralized fruit at home without the mess and jumble of a big home patch or the chemicals used in a commercial patch? Donna shows her small flood-tray system with root pouches inspired by Saskatchewn-based “Over the HIll Orchards” farmer Dean Kreutzer

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Something Pretty – And Pretty Good For Your

Something Pretty – And Pretty Good For Your

Have you heard about healing herbs but never known how or where to use them? Linda Miller, who gets paid to teach about these kinds of things as the College Director of the Western College of Homeopathic Medicine (WCHM.ca), was taking a class I was teaching with Grow Food Calgary (Growfoodcalgary.com) and saw me giving away calendula seed. When I told her my plan was to get people growing their own summer flowers to eventually make their own skin care potions she immediately offered to help.

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All Compost is not created equally: It’s Buyer Beware

All Compost is not created equally: It’s Buyer Beware

I was asked by Calgary CBC’s investigative reporter Allison Dempster to contribute to a CBC interview this week and I suggested she think about a few tough questions before she completed her interview. I am passing those tough questions along to my readers so that if you need to buy compost this weekend you can be more informed.

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Plant By The Light of the Moon

Plant By The Light of the Moon

My grandma didn’t understand English but she understood the language of the moon and she knew the best time to grow food was when the moon was growing so she seeded between the new moon and the full moon. As the moon grows bigger, the gravitational pull makes tides stronger and seeds sprout faster. You might already have some early seeds planted and sprouting but if you don’t it is just about that time.

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