Sunday, March 27, 2011


We had Angie from Fertile Ground CSA here last Saturday to lead her annual seed starting workshop.  She always offers loads of advice, and even though I've been starting seeds for more than a decade, I still learn new tips each time (like using cinnamon as a natural anti-fungal on soil; and using hypothermia blankets to insulate a seedling rack).  She's offering several other gardening workshops this month - so if you are local, check her website for details.

Our flower and herb seedlings are up, healthy and happy.  The kale is ready to be transplanted into the greenhouse and coldframes, and today we are seeding our tomatoes, basil and peppers...yay!  I'm always so anxious to start tomatoes and have to restrain myself from not starting them too early.   This year, in addition to our regular favourites, some new varieties we are trying include: Manitoba Red, Berkeley Tie-Dye, Principe Borghese, Jaune Flammee...all from Greta's Organics, The Cottage Gardener, or Urban Harvest.


  1. Hello, Do you just sprinkle some cinnamon on the surface of the soil for the anti-fungal?

  2. Yes, just sprinkle a little cinnamon on surface if you see mold growing. It works!

  3. Thank you: I'll try it today.