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Orange You Jealous?

Orange You Jealous?

Bob and Verna Duncan grow oranges and lemons. In North Saanich. In fact, they grow more than thirty kinds of citrus. If you’d like to add citrus fruit to your supply of home-grown food, Bob will be revealing his secrets at this year’s Seedy Saturday, February 18th at the Victoria Conference Centre. Bob’s talk “Growing […]

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In Need of Seed?

In Need of Seed?

A visit to Seedy Saturday, held at the Victoria Conference Centre on February 18th, can fix that little problem. You’ll find vegetable seeds, herb seeds, and flower seeds – everything you need to get that garden going. There’ll be lots to choose from. More than 15 local exhibitors will be selling seeds between 10 am […]

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Something to Crow About

Something to Crow About

At last year’s Seedy Saturday, the question I heard most often was “Where’s the chicken talk?” And the squawking! the flapping! the clucking! that greeted the news that chickens were not on the agenda was quite remarkable. But lay those ruffled feathers, chicken fans. This year, back by popular demand, Seedy Saturday is once again […]

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Bee There!

Bee There!

Bet you can’t name all our native bees. It’s a pretty safe bet, since more than 450 different species of bee call BC and the Yukon “home”. (And that’s not including the honeybee, which was introduced from Europe.) While honeybees and their problems generate more media buzz, native bees pollinate most of our local plants. […]

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Berried Treasures

Berried Treasures

Bury a berry bush in your backyard (OK, just the roots) and you’ll have a real treasure. (After all, what good is a pirate hoard if you can’t eat it, right?) Berries are not only delicious and nutritious, they’re easy to grow. And expensive to buy, so growing your own can be a real saving. […]

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