Accepting Produce Donations!

Good morning Merchantville peeps! We are accepting excess produce, herb, plant and seed donations from all your gardens for our table at the first Market Off Centre of the season! Please drop off any washed produce or herbs to our tent between 4:00-4:30 so we can support the efforts of the volunteers who this event! If you need a produce donation pick-up, send your address in the comments on our FB page and we’ll run by and grab it! Thanks so much! #supportingfoodsecurity #fosteringgoodhealth #promotingsustainableliving #connectingcommunity

Seize Some Seeds

Now that the gardening season has ended and you've picked the season’s last vegetables, let some plants go to seed and harvest them for planting next year. “Saving seed can be really fun and is a great way to learn about plants,” Weston Miller, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service, said. “If you choose the right types of vegetables, you can keep them going year after year without buying them again.” The easiest crops for saving seed are annual plants that self-pollinate, such as lettuce, beans, peas, peppers, eggplants and tomatoes. Collect seed from the healthiest plants and allow them to dry. Store seeds in tightly sealed glass containers in a cool and dark location and label with the type and the date. The refrigerator or freezer is also a good place for storing seeds that you collect and also seeds that you buy. Put small seeds in envelopes and label them. Place the envelopes in sealable freezer bags.

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