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4th Annual Spring Fling Event

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4th Annual Spring Fling Event

Time: May 19, 2012 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Cedar Cottage Garden
Street: Hull Street & Victoria Drive in the plaza
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Event Neighbourhood and Type: cedar cottage, event
Organized By: Cylia
Latest Activity: May 18, 2012

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Event Description

Join the gardeners of Cedar Cottage for their annual spring fling event. We showcase local crafts, seed starts, plant sale, baking, food, etc.  If you are interested in setting up a booth to sell your garden related items, you may contact cedarcottagegarden@gmail.com to ensure there is a spot for you. 

More details posted as they unfold

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Comment by Cylia on May 18, 2012 at 11:25pm

Herbs:
Chives, Spearmint, Oregano, Basil

Raspberry Canes

Over 15 varieties of tomatoes to choose from. I hope to see many friendly faces at our garden fundraiser!!

Comment by Cylia on May 18, 2012 at 11:23pm

Malabar Spinach (Basella rubra) (Cylia)
Perennial vine with succulent, round to heart-shaped leaves. Will produce year round in the warm tropics or heated greenhouses. It makes a good container plants and is worth experimenting with as an indoor overwintered edible houseplant. Highly sensitive to nematodes.

Peppers – Ancho (spicy) (Cylia)
Ancho peppers are the dried version of Poblano, or "people" peppers. Their flavor is somewhat sweet and somewhat raisin-like, with medium heat. The outer skin has a rich, sweet, raisin-like flavor, which is most commonly associated with the flavor of the dish chili; the inner veins and of the pepper are hot. (80 days) OP

Peppers – Alma Paprika (warm) » Hungarian heirloom (Cylia)
The round peppers ripen from cream to orange to red and are excellent for drying and grinding into paprika. They are also excellent for eating fresh and have a little bit of warmth to them. (80 days) OP

Peppers – Thai Dragon (Katie)
Loaded with clusters of slender, hot peppers that point up above the leaves on short sturdy plants. Very hot chiles. (85 days) OP

Comment by Cylia on May 8, 2012 at 1:06pm

Here is the lineup for our marketplace/craft fair:

Dalia - handcrafted jewellery and naturally dyed yarns
Renee - cranio-sacral massage
Liz Earle - natural pet food
Ellie McMillan - preserves and baking

We are also having a seedling/plant sale, bake sale, samosas for sale, poetry contest, and possibly a used book sale.

Comment by Cylia on May 3, 2012 at 10:32pm

I started a second batch of Red Zebra, since only 1 sprouted from the first batch. Not sure if they'll be ready for the event.

I will bring the leeks as well. I hope to see many friendly faces there.
Cylia

Comment by Cylia on May 3, 2012 at 10:27pm

And another garden member, Katie, will have these seedstarts:
- yellow cucumbers
- broccoli
- oregano
- basil
- eggplants
- hot peppers
- maybe some others as well...

Comment by Cylia on April 11, 2012 at 7:34pm

Seed starts from Melanie, another garden member:

 

Alyssum

Broccoli: Everest 

Broccoli Raab

Eggplant

Marigold: African Crackerjack Mix

Peppers: Red Bull (Heritage)

Pumpkin: Little October

Spaghetti Squash

Summer Squash: Scallopini

Tomatoes: Green Zebra, Sweet Baby Girl, Money Maker, Early Girl, Micro Tom 

Zucchini: Ambassador

Comment by Cylia on April 7, 2012 at 1:56am

Many of my seedstarts are up.  Yeah!!!

I will be offering the following seedlings for sale at our Spring Fling event:

Cabbage - Danish Ballhead

Lettuce, Romaine

Tomato – Black Krim » Russian heirloom beefsteak variety

Tomato – Heart-Shaped Plum

Tomato – Marizol Gold » heritage variety from Heritage Harvest Seeds (FR for CCSSC)

Tomato - Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter

Tomato – Red Zebra

Tomato – Ribby

Tomato – Sweet Million

Tomato – Valencia

Tomato – Victoria » heritage variety from Salt Spring Seeds

There may be more, so stay tuned.....

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