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Seeds…good or bad?

A packet of seeds is best used for the year indicated, but typically they are fine for another year, even more.  think of all the ancient seeds that have been discovered in tombs and the like that still sprout.

A quick way to determine the viability of the seed is to dampen a paper towel, put a few seeds on the towel, insert into a zip baggie and wait a few days.  If you see activity, you’re good to grow!  If not, new seeds (shopping!) are in order.

Grow in Peace,


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Pots Plants and Seeds, Oh My!

I met the Patu family at their apartment on a cool, windy Sunday. This was not a day to inspire novice gardeners, but they were so excited that it didn’t matter if the weather was gloomy.
First, we looked at the size and exposure of their deck. At 4X8 or so, it’s big enough [...]

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