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Dan RubinSince moving to Newfoundland from the West Coast of Canada, Dan Rubin has spent the past twenty years figuring out how to grow food, herbs and flowers in our challenging climate. Using raised beds, building structures to protect against wind and cold, carefully selecting for locally adapted varieties and creating rich, organic soil, he has managed to grow corn, artichokes, grapes and peaches as well as more traditional crops. As founder of Perfectly Perennial Herbs and Seeds, he has offered annual workshops on Creating the Year Round Garden attended (so far) by more than 800 people. He loves sharing what he has learned with other gardeners and growers because he is always learning from them.

 

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You'll also want to visit Seeds of Diversity, our Canadian heritage seed network: www.seeds.ca

 

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Transplanting How-To Video

Here is some great advice on how to transplant bedding plants in your garden or greenhouse!…

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The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

Seeds are the first link in our food system. Those who control the seeds, control the planet. Learn about one of the most important activists doing all she can to ……

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Canadian Seed Sources

Seeds of Diversity, Canada’s heritage seed network is a remarkable organization that connects gardeners and growers across this country to help maintain and exchange unique, heritage seeds. …

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Instant Pot Germinating?

Move over butter chicken and mushroom risotto. There’s a new use for the Instant Pot, the popular kitchen appliance, famous for hurrying up slow-cooking dishes. An Ottawa scientist who’s…

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Why Do Seeds Matter?

In this thought-provoking video Matt Powers at Baker Creek Seeds thoroughly explains the differences between heirloom, heritage, land race seeds, hybrid seeds and genetically modified seeds. As Matt…

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Canadian Seed Companies

Seeds of Diversity, the Canadian national heritage seed network, is a wonderful institution that promotes seed saving, regional seed banks and has published a list of more than ninety Canadian…

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Seed Starting Chart

In the Spring, many of us are looking for advice on when to start our seeds indoors. This will vary from plant to plant, depending on when they will be ……

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Seed Starting

In this 45-minute video, Dan explores the basics of starting seeds early, indoors and demonstrates what kind of soil to use for this, possible seed starting containers, planting and watering ……

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Seed Saving

This introduction to Seed Saving was produced by Dan, with support from our wonderful national heritage seed organization Seeds of Diversity, for seed events across Canada in 2021.   It ……

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Consider the Perennials

As a home gardener you should consider growing perennial plants, which overwinter and produce crops year after year.   Here is a video with the basics of how to do ……

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