{Giveaway!} $25 in High Mowing Organic Seeds and Complete Seed Starting Kit

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The season of seed starting is upon us!

High Mowing Organic Seeds, a seasonal sponsor of this blog and purveyor of the best damned seeds you can buy, wants to help you get your seed starting off on the right foot.

They are giving one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate good for any of their 100% organic, non-GMO verified seeds and one of their complete seed starting kit. The kit includes a standard solid propagation tray, 50-cell planting insert, propagation dome, and 6 quarts of high quality organic seed starting mix from the Vermont Compost Company.

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The total retail value of this giveaway is over $40, and it includes everything you need to grow your own high quality seedlings. (Well, except a good strong source of light. You have to provide that yourself.)
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To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: March 2015

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, spring has sprung. With apologies to those of you still battling the Polar Vortex, my rhubarb is coming up, my plum trees are in full blossom, arugula is germinating and I’ve already transplanted out the first round of cool-season crops.

This is, I hasten to say, unusual. As I type this list up on March 1st, we are still several weeks to a month out from the average last frost around these parts. But, nothing says gardening like crazy optimism and adapting to the weather you have. I say we cross our fingers, move forward and go on faith that the weather will continue to warm and the days will continue to be mild. (But just in case Mother Nature is a big ol’ tease, stand ready to cloche as needed.)

The greatest activity always happens at the edges – at the transitions – and this winter-to-spring transition is no different. This is a busy month for gardeners. Here’s what Maritime Northwest gardeners should be doing in the garden right now.
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Ultra-light Limoncello

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We’ve got a few more weeks of prime citrus season. We’ve already made lemon curd, salted lemons and citrus cleaning spray.

It’s party time. Let’s make limoncello!

A traditional southern Italian digestif, limoncello is usually served ice cold from tiny little glasses. Traditional limoncello often manages to be both too bitter and too sweet for my taste. But when I first learned how to make a limoncello that is the essence of lemon – simple, pure, and clean – and opted to skip a super heavy dose of added sugar – I found an infusion I could love.

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