Local Event – Cowichan Estuary Centre – Bumblebee Workshop

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
email tgleisch@shaw.ca


Vegetables in the News

Here is a selection of interesting news articles on Growing Vegetables, that I have found over the last couple of weeks.

  1. 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.
  2. I have never been a big fan of cell phone RF radiation, this article isn’t making me feel any better about the situation.
  3. Here is an interesting and informative podcast on one of my favorite subjects, perennial vegetables.
  4. A pictorial history lesson on selected food plants. Six everyday fruits and vegetables before and after humans changed them.

Vancouver Island / Gulf Islands Local Herb & Vegetable Seed Sources 2016

sweet cicely seed head

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.

Cheers !



 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

2016 Seedy Saturdays Listing