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Ordering Seeds Inventory Plan

By Jean English The hubbub of the holidays over; it’s time for gardeners to get down to the nitty-gritty of ordering seeds, and the first step in that process is to inventory what’s in that shoebox on the shelf. Many seeds that are left over from last year or even previous years will still be

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Order Seeds

by Jean English. Copyright 2009. When Wall Street experts say that some financial instruments are beyond their comprehension, it’s time to put your money into something more tangible: seeds! Seedy dividends beat the market: Organic farmer Jason Kafka grew this onion and kohlrabi from seed. Jean English photo. Consider the fact that half a pound

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Plant Peas on Patriots Day

Plant on Patriots’ Day and your peas could look this good by the Fourth of July! Photo by Eric Sideman. by Russell Libby © April 15, 2008 (Revised on April 15, 2021) If you want peas for the Fourth of July, it’s almost time to plant! Many Maine gardeners use Patriots’ Day as the traditional

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How to Start Onions From Seed

Home gardeners can easily grow all the onions they’ll need for the year. The easiest way is to plant “sets” (small onions) in the spring. Sets are available from seed catalogs, garden centers and hardware stores. In late April or early May, place the small bulbs about an inch deep in the garden, with four

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Seed Swap

The Seed Swap and Scion Exchange drew almost 300 people to MOFGA this spring. English photos. A small sampling of the scionwood available – free! By CR Lawn On a bleak late-March Sunday morning,  MOFGA Executive Director Ted Quaday counted more than 250 folks who braved the torrents of spring to attend the 15th Annual

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1998 Teach In

Tokar and Lawn on Tape What You Can Do About Genetic Engineering in Our Food System “Never before have the results of new scientific discoveries been so heavily promoted and so rapidly rushed to market. Never before has the course of basic scientific research been so thoroughly and single-minded­ly driven by commer­cial considerations.” – Brian

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“We’ve continued right on with work on the Technology Protection System [Terminator]. We never really slowed down. We’re on target, moving ahead to commercialize it. We never really backed off.” – Harry Collins, Delta & Pine Land Seed Co., January, 2000 A report called “Suicide Seeds on the Fast Track,” released by the Rural Advancement

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Lost Kitchen

The Lost Kitchen is now found in this 1878 building, originally the First National Bank of Belfast. Photo courtesy of Erin French. Erin French started The Lost Kitchen as a “secret supper” enterprise before opening her new restaurant. Jonathan Levitt photo. By Polly Shyka For a short while, Belfast, Maine, was home to a secret

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Rob Johnston Jr and Johnnys Selected Seeds

From Underground Seed Company to Six All-America Selections by Jean English Copyright ©2006 by the author. LouAnna Perkins, Janika Eckert, Rob Johnston. Photo courtesy of Maine Farmland Trust. Following the progress of Rob Johnston’s life is like watching a seed as it germinates and responds to the sun. Johnston, founder of Johnny’s Selected Seeds in

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