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August 22nd, 2014
Summer is coming to a close in our edible school gardens. The annual weeds are going to seed in the garden’s drier patches. We pull them out with fits of passion and they revel in yet another year’s victory as their seeds fall safely to the ground. They will germinate as soon as the soil warms up next spring, as long as the winter rains come this year. For now, however, we will call a truce with the annual weeds. Taking note from the timing of the weeds’ life cycles, we recall that it is time to save the seeds that we want to keep for future plantings. We do this by ensuring that our most cherished varieties of annual herbs, flowers and vegetables are allowed to go to seed. (For simple seed saving techniques, See...