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Edible Plants

Batten down the hatches

I feel tumbled up against the advance of winter. All summer, the sun pulled me on with the force of a tearaway sled dog and, when the days shortened into fall, it was as if she slowed suddenly to sniff out a piece of news and I...

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The Yukon landscape

I used to focus solely on edible plants, wild or cultivated. The only flowers, trees and shrubs that interested me were those that could contribute to a meal. If they looked nice—bonus. When my partner, John, began introducing...

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Training For the Yukon

Recently we went down south for a family visit. At the time it was still very much winter here in the Yukon.Down there the snow was melting, there were puddles everywhere and it felt like spring. If it had been like that up here...

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Perennials

In spring, while we wait for the snow to melt, we check on the chives to see if there will be enough for a taste.Once the snow is gone we keep an eye on the rhubarb. This year I was also watching for asparagus to return.Last...

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