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Seed Saving

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

The light returns to the Yukon long before the heat and we’re still in the prime season of huge oscillations in temperature between day and night. Mornings dawn crisp – but early – and as of yet we feel no compulsion to head outside until it warms a more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Gardening is considered a challenge here in the Yukon. But this year the weather made it less so. Gardens flourished with an earlier than usual spring and a warmer than usual summer. With the fall colours here and cooler weather upon us most tend... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Government

Spring is approaching — it’s time for all those with a green thumb to enjoy the warm weather. The garden season in the Yukon poses challenges, but those who know seeds and soil manage to pull through and enjoy the bounty of the land. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

“There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogs” - Hal Borland, American journalist (1900 – 1978). Seed catalogues evoke memories of summer breezes and warmer times. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

Seed saving is a time-honored way of keeping certain plant traits growing. It used to be a common practice among gardeners. more

Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2014-03-06, PHOTO: Joan Norberg

There are days when it feels like spring won't get here soon enough. Combine this with the knowledge that when it does, there is only a small window of time available, and a gardener can become anxious. more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

Getting your greenhouse ready for winter could be a matter of just closing the door and walking away, something to worry about next spring. But you will be much better prepared for the next gardening season if you spend a few minutes winterizing... more

Sep 30, 2010 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

Getting your greenhouse ready for winter may be a matter of just closing the door and walking away, to worry about next spring, but you will be much better prepared for the next gardening season if a few minutes are spent now to winterize the... more

Oct 15, 2009 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

A few years ago I received a delightful gift consisting of an assortment of home-grown, home-dried tomato and pepper seeds. What a delightful gift, I thought, and with Christmas only around four months away, now is the time to try saving seeds... more

Aug 20, 2009 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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