Monthly Archives: February 2019

Choosing Seed Varieties – A Beginner’s Guide Choosing what variety of seeds to plant may seem like a daunting task, especially when faced with the myriad of options that a company like West Coast Seeds has to offer.  How do you choose what kind of carrots to plant, among over thirty options? Some of the […]

1/2 cup softened margarine 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 1 tbsp orange zest 1/2 cup orange juice 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup blueberries (if using frozen do not thaw) additional sugar to sprinkle on top Mix margarine and sugar.  Add […]

Gardeners tend to have foibles.  You know the definition of a foible?  According to Webster’s Dictionary it’s “a minor flaw, weakness or failing.”  One of those foibles is our inability to throw things out.  From used pots and trays to broken tools, malfunctioning sprinklers and bent tomato towers that could be modern art…someday, many of […]

Winter may finally be coming to the West Coast! We may have gotten a little ahead of ourselves with the anticipation of spring! According to the forecast for this coming week, temperatures may drop as low as -10 °C, so perhaps now is a good time to talk about how to protect your more tender […]