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Shellie A. Gades's Comments

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At 8:55pm on March 9, 2011, Douglas A Yates said…


I found this site thru Mother Earth News, very interesting. How long have you been a member?

At 11:54am on March 16, 2011, Kristie Nackord said…

Hi Shellie,


I love, love, love echinacea! How exciting you will be growing her in your own garden this year. Growing herbs from seed is truly rewarding and empowering. Good for you!


This beauty needs cold-stratification. Follow what the "Mother" does (mother nature). Put her seeds down in fall and allow them to be brrrr chilly all winter and warm up with the spring. If it is still rather cold in your area, sow the seeds now. If you want to sow indoors, check out this link for a little helpful hint. You will need to 'mock' the outdoor cold process.


Happy gardening to you~




At 11:55am on March 16, 2011, Kristie Nackord said…
oh, and please post pictures of your process if you want. I love this sort of thing! ~Kristie
At 12:56pm on March 16, 2011, Kristie Nackord said…

Hi Shellie,

You know, I've never done a forced cold stratification myself, but I say TRUST your instincts and your own Knowing. This is how we learn! You can't go wrong. Truly. And, you can always post a question here and ask our fellow homegrown peeps!



At 11:07pm on March 27, 2011, Douglas A Yates said…

Could have used this site a few years ago also. A lot of good stuff.  

P.S. I don't smell spring yet!

At 11:37am on April 20, 2011, kristin clapper said…
Thank you Shellie!! I looooove making them, and being creative!
At 1:38pm on April 22, 2011, Jason Stroh said…

Hey thanks homegirl ! I have already told a few friends about it and they have signed up as well ! So excited to be here !


At 8:14am on April 23, 2011, Flour Sack Mama said…
Thanks for the encouragement, Shellie.  My grandparents are definitely an inspiration for my writing, and for wanting to learn things I saw in practice as a small child.
At 11:28pm on July 30, 2013, Adrian Raiche said…

Shellie,  I just joined the Bread discussion group and saw your question about biscuits from a couple years ago.  New member - late to the party.  

After a couple of years of irregular results, a glutinous epiphany led me to tackle biscuits again a few months ago. Now I consistently get fluffy tall whole-wheat blend creations that draw my wife and daughter downstairs on weekend mornings.

That's the key with biscuits: manage the gluten development.  Let me know if this is old news or if you're still chasing this.

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