A Half Day Hands-on Participative Workshop About how to care for and protect our native bumblebees.
March 15th 8:30-Noon $30.00
Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre
Register by Phone: 250-510-4490 or
The very early Vancouver Island spring seems to have everyone thinking about getting plants started, here is a fantastic guide for starting herbs for coastal British Columbia by West Coast Seeds.
Here is a selection of interesting news articles on Growing Vegetables, that I have found over the last couple of weeks.
- This article introduces a subject that I never really considered, apparently stressing vegetable crops while they are grown can increase their nutritional value. Check it out here.
- I have never been a big fan of cell phone RF radiation, this article isn’t making me feel any better about the situation.
- Here is an interesting and informative podcast on one of my favorite subjects, perennial vegetables.
- A pictorial history lesson on selected food plants. Six everyday fruits and vegetables before and after humans changed them.
I just read that there is an average of 230 WordPress posts every 10 seconds… wow !
One of my most popular posts last year was the 2015 local seed supplier guide. Here is the revised and updated list for 2016. Please let me know if I have missed anyone.
A Listing of Local Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Seed Suppliers for 2016
Black Creek Good Earth Farms
Coombs Goldstream Gardens Ltd.
Cortez Island Green Space Organic Seeds
Ladysmith Fairhaven Farm
Ladysmith Yellow Point Propagation
Metchoscin Metchosin Farm
Parksville Organic Blue Farms
Parksville Sugar Shack Seeds
Qualicum Omega Blue Farms
Saltspring Island Eagleridge Seeds
Saltspring Island Saltspring Seeds
Sooke Full Circle Seeds
Victoria Brother Nature Seeds
Victoria Raven Song Seeds
Victoria Rebecca’s Garden