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Dill

DILL by Linda C Butler I buy my dill seed in the bulk herb and spice section of the grocery store as dill is close to being a weed and grows easily.  I have even scattered dill seed in people’s … Continue reading

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Strawberry Spinach

STRAWBERRY SPINACH by Linda C Butler I was looking through Parks Seeds and was surprised to see the plant “Strawberry Spinach”.  This is a plant that grows wild in Northern Manitoba, although it is usually much smaller than the seed … Continue reading

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Visit to the Greenhouse

  Visit to the Greenhouse by Linda Butler It is now the middle of October and herbs and lettuce plants are still available at my local garden center.  I live in southern British Columbia and we may still have some … Continue reading

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Chives

Chives by Linda Butler Chives are a prolific member of the onion family.  A cluster of chives can be divided many times and provides a source of green onion tops.  There is nothing better than a baked potato with sour … Continue reading

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Spearmint

 Spearmint I appreciate mint flavor in salads and I have been successful over a number of years in keeping my spearmint plants growing.  Generally, mint should be contained because it can become aggressive and take over other plants.  I’ve kept … Continue reading

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Shallots

It is mid October and I planted some shallots I purchased in the grocery store in a well drained flower bed.  They should not rot from too much water but they may not sprout as the ground has cooled.  If … Continue reading

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