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Fall Planting and Winter Greens Fall Planting and Winter Greens
Thursday Sep 04 2014
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Growing plants in the cooler months is a little bit like using a slow cooker -- it might take longer, but at lower temperatures the flavour really seems to set in. Kale, for example, becomes even sweeter with a frost. The science behind it says that the plant will convert its...

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Thank goodness for earthworms!
Tuesday May 27 2014
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Working in the field today got me to thinking about all those little critters in the soil and all the hard work they do. This excerpt from Ruth Stout's 1955 book seemed awfully appropriate: "There is no competition, no criticism in a garden, and yet where, in so small and crowded...

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Jerusalem artichokes/Sunchokes/Girasol/Sunroot/Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem artichokes/Sunchokes/Girasol/Sunroot/Helianthus tuberosus
Tuesday Apr 29 2014
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What do sugar maples, saskatoon berries, and sunchokes have in common? . . . They all originated in Canada!

The sunchoke or Jerusalem artichoke is a perennial relative of the sunflower -- and has nothing to do with the holy city of Jerusalem. The “Jerusalem" is likely a corruption of...

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Seed Potato Orders Seed Potato Orders
Saturday Apr 19 2014
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Seed potatoes are packed! Shipping will begin Tuesday, April 22nd (Earth Day!) so you can look forward to your order in the mail towards the end of the month/early May. We are pleased to have 10 different double-certified (organic and Canadian Food Inspection Agency certified) varieties to offer this year, grown...

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In celebration of Spring In celebration of Spring
Thursday Mar 20 2014
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by Ashlea

There's certainly something magical about sending seeds out into the world – packing them up into little boxes and puffy envelopes and thinking about colourful gardens and the harvest that follows.

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Seedy Events and More. . . Seedy Events and More. . .
Friday Feb 14 2014
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by Ashlea

February is when we begin to fill our calendars with all kinds of Seedy Saturdays and Sundays.

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January Update from the Seed Room January Update from the Seed Room
Thursday Jan 16 2014
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by Ashlea

Yes - you can now place your order online. Our catalogues are printed and on their way to you. We'll start shipping orders the first week of February.

A few more details. . .

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Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays!
Monday Dec 23 2013
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Wishing you and your family all the best for the holidays and the new year. ...

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Quality Testing for Quality Seeds! Quality Testing for Quality Seeds!
Wednesday Oct 30 2013
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by Tracey

Our online webstore ordering will be suspended while we test our seed stock to ensure we have the best quality seed available for the upcoming season! Please feel free to sign up for a copy of our paper catalogue which will be mailed out at the end of January!

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Hope Seeds at the Avondale Garlic Festival! Hope Seeds at the Avondale Garlic Festival!
Wednesday Sep 18 2013
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by Tracey

Join us at the Avondale Garlic Festival being held this Saturday September 21st at the Avon Sky Winery.

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Signs of Spring! Signs of Spring!
Tuesday Mar 12 2013
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by Andrea

Signs of Spring are here, and we're growing like weeds here at Hope Seeds! Our new greenhouse is framed and ready for plastic - now for seedlings...

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Catalogue coming with Rural Delivery! Catalogue coming with Rural Delivery!
Wednesday Oct 24 2012
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by Andrea

Green thumb got that itch already? A great magazine sends out our seedy catalogue again with their Jan/Feb issue.

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Harvest Time is Here! Harvest Time is Here!
Wednesday Oct 24 2012
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by Andrea

Hope Seeds is reaping the harvest of the 2012 growing season. We're learning from our growth, and making some improvements to bring our best to you in 2013!

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Hope Seeds takes The Safe Seed Pledge
Thursday May 20 2010
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Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered...

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