Gardening Etcetera: Cataloging a true love of all things seeds | Local

For vegetables, I look for things like hardiness, days to maturity, approximate produce size, and water requirements. Since we live in a cold and dry climate, care must be given to these options. But I also pay attention to what the catalog writers say about sweetness, ease of growing, and hours of sunlight needed. Sun requirements are specifically varied in the Flagstaff area as some sites are shaded by our Ponderosa Pines and other areas, like Baderville and Doney Park, get more sun than some plants appreciate. For flowers, I look for blooming time, height, pest resistance, and if it attracts pollinators or not.

As you may have guessed already, not all seed companies are equal. Seed companies often rely on seeds grown far away and not adapted to the local climates. Seed patenting is also becoming an issue for both large and small organizations relying on seed sales for their livelihood. Beyond the fancy catalogs, look for companies committed to quality seeds meant to grow in your type of climate. Not only will they try to grow as many seeds of their own at their location but they will also contract local growers to produce quality vegetable, fruit, herb,

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BHC Hands Over Vegetable Seeds & Gardening Tools To MAL

The British High Commission in Honiara on Monday 18th
January handed over millions of vegetable seeds and
gardening tools to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
(MAL).

British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands
and Nauru, His Excellency Dr. Brian Jones handed over the
more than 5 million vegetable seeds and about 618 gardening
tools to the Ministry.

“Every new seed planted
brings hope. And in 2021, a sign of hope for the future is
even more important,” remarked High Commissioner Jones
when handing over the items.

He said the UK Government
is proud to support the Ministry of Agriculture and
Livestock replenish its stocks of vegetable seeds and garden
tools, to ensure that they can support vulnerable gardeners
across the provinces.

“At this time of year, as we
face cyclone season, a good supply of seeds is the best form
of savings account in the rural areas. Even if a disaster
hits and damages vegetable gardens, a supply of seeds can
get people’s gardens growing again and restore food
security. And as low-lying areas of Solomon Islands face
uncertainty in the future from climate change, food security
is ever

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BHC Honiara distributes vegetable seeds and gardening tools to Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock

The British High Commission in Honiara yesterday (18th January) handed over millions of vegetable seeds and gardening tools to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.

British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and Nauru, His Excellency Dr. Brian Jones handed over the more than 5 million vegetable seeds and about 618 gardening tools to the Ministry.

Handing over the items, High Commissioner Jones said:

Every new seed planted brings hope. And in 2021, a sign of hope for the future is even more important.

He said the UK Government is proud to support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock replenish its stocks of vegetable seeds and garden tools, to ensure that they can support vulnerable gardeners across the provinces.

At this time of year, as we face cyclone season, a good supply of seeds is the best form of savings account in the rural areas. Even if a disaster hits and damages vegetable gardens, a supply of seeds can get people’s gardens growing again and restore food security. And as low-lying areas of Solomon Islands face uncertainty in the future from climate change, food security is ever more vital.

Dr Jones said 2021 will be a tough year, even as we

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