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Little things to grow ? and eat ? in the dead of winter

Forty-one days till the official beginning of Spring, and weeks longer than the till the first greens from the garden. But there are things to grow and eat, right now, indoors. Martha Foley talks with Amy Ivy about sprouts and microgreens.  Go to full article

Seeds for the summer

It's late January and some gardeners are finding solace in shopping for seeds from catalogs or websites. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about what to order, what plants need to be started indoors and getting a head start on the gardening season.  Go to full article

Growing season slows

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about frost and share end of the season tips, including how to gather seeds for next year's garden.  Go to full article

It?s time ? starting the first seeds of the season

There's still plenty of snow on the ground, but that hasn't stopped horticulturist Amy Ivy from starting the first seeds indoors. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Garden pots in winter storage.
Garden pots in winter storage.

No time to hibernate on the farm

Many of us are pining for fresh, locally grown salad greens this time of year. So, what's happening in mid-winter on the farms that sustain us during the growing season? Megan Kent runs a CSA farm in Heuvelton with her husband, Dan. She told Todd Moe that it's planning season for many vegetable growers. And the mid-winter months offer a time to shake off hibernation with lots of indoor projects.  Go to full article

The garden prepares for winter

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about saving seeds for next spring and how plants prepare for the cold months.  Go to full article

Back to the basics: planting

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy share tips on planting seeds and seedlings this spring.  Go to full article
Winchester, Ontario teacher Jeff Arsenault and his students monitor the progress of their seeds up Mount Everest via the internet.
Winchester, Ontario teacher Jeff Arsenault and his students monitor the progress of their seeds up Mount Everest via the internet.

Big news from small seeds

Students at an Ontario school are hoping they've set a new world record for taking the most sunflower seeds to the top of Mount Everest. 5,000 seeds were sent from Winchester Public School to the top of the world's tallest mountain. Climber Justin Merle reached the peak last Friday carrying the seeds in his pack. Now, they'll be sent to schools across North America. Todd Moe has more on the "Seeds to Everest" project and its goal of inspiring a love for gardening and the environment.  Go to full article

Tips for starting seeds indoors

It's March. Spring is two weeks away on the calendar. Despite the snow and cold, horticulturist Amy Ivy says it's time to start thinking about starting seeds indoors. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

It?s garden catalog season

Spring isn't exactly around the next corner, but the days are getting longer and there's a new crop of seed catalogs. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the good and bad when it comes to spring garden catalogs.  Go to full article

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