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Spring -

Has True Spring Arrived? Every morning, for the past two weeks, I have eagerly opened the back door in the hopes that this might be the first of that ever-illusive first true spring day. Not the calendar-declared day, but that day when you know that winter is over and the windows can be flung open for a light breeze to blow out stale winter air. The first clue is the temperature of the back steps through my old slippers - warm or cold?  Second, a deep breathe in to gage the air temperature and quality (no need to consult the...

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Organic seed, Plant selections, Regionally-adapted -

Exploring what the terms mean and why they matter.

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Seedy Saturday -

We are so very lucky in Canada to have locally organized, in late winter or early spring, public events called Seedy Saturdays or Sundays. These once-a-year events, started by Vancouver agronomist Sharon Rempel in 1990, have long promoted the free exchange of open-pollinated seed saved by local gardeners and farmers. Sharon recognized that many gardeners save family heirlooms and are, more often then not, willing to share or exchange these seeds with other gardeners. The seed swap table is the heart of these events and many gravitate to share and exchange. Family heirlooms have enjoyed a wider audience by this...

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Beginner Garden -

It is easy to get carried away this time of the year while flipping through seed catalogs and/or perusing on-line sites for all manner of exciting seeds.  If you are a new gardener it's important to plant what you have time and energy to manage. It's easy to get overwhelmed if you take on too much. A plan is a good idea; measure out the space for your new plot and decide if a raised bed makes the most sense or if planting directly into the soil is a better idea. Maybe you are lucky enough to have a prepared bed...

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Launch, Welcome -

Welcome gardeners, farmers, foodies and friends! It's three in the afternoon and we are finally ready to officially get Kitchen Table Seed House off the ground and open - what a feeling! It's been a long time coming for the three of us and we're pretty excited and proud to now be able to grow and offer you seeds to grow your own garden at home.  We're eager to serve you and your gardening needs and we are very much open to any and all feedback as we get started on this exciting and humbling endeavour. These seeds are for...

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