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Edible baskets - beautiful!

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Everything you need to make a delicious garden salad! all organic, no pesticides, delicious.

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Truck Farm : Trials & Tribulations

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Ok, so it has been a little tougher than expected to get this show on the road. So far it has been in the shop for a total of 5 weeks (and counting). Sitting in an alley for 6 years tends to take a toll. That said there is hardly any rust and for the most part it runs great - just a few hiccups. The truck is a 1993 Mazda B2600 that I have owned since 1994.  Apart from the mechanics there has been the issue of some rusted out add ons - like the tub bumper on the...

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Build your own Edible Hanging Baskets

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                   Above are photos I took today of some of the seedlings I am growing for a workshop I am giving on July 2, 2012 at Orling & Wu in Vancouver's historic Gastown. All materials, seedlings and seeds are included for participants. We are doing the first workshop at cost in order to encourage more people to try growing their own food, even in small spaces. To reserve your space call 778.869.8668 Quite honestly one of the hardest things about building your own edible hanging is finding all the right ingredients. Here are the...

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Incredible Edible Baskets

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Creating a fantastic edible basket is easy, with the right ingredients. First you need a basket that you can work with. I want as much surface area as possible so my plants have room to grow. This means I use the sides and bottom as well as the top. You need to take root space into consideration too but using a mix including shallow rooted plants allows for more plants in a basket. The basket in the picture has not had a chance to fill out, once the weather improves (like we get some sun) I expect it to bush out...

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mmmmarvelous Swiss Chard

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  photo of baby Swiss Chard by Jason Lang. If you are reading this blog you are likely as interested in how nutrition and taste as aesthetics. But I have to say it is really a thing of beauty. But for all you healthy types here are some quick facts: Swiss chard is the store-house of many phytonutrients that have health promotional and disease prevention properties. Chard is very low in calories (19 kcal per 100 g fresh, raw leaves) and fats, recommended in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs. Chard leaves are an excellent source of anti-oxidant vitamin, vitamin-C.  Chard is...

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