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Spiffle! a VanIsle Blog

started in 1997, abandoned in 2012, reborn in 2021
bringing a bit of that 1997 flavour to 2021 design and tech.

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I initially wrote this way back in 2001; I’m updating it so it’s a more recent post on the new Spiffle website as of 2021. …

(for lettuce) (this article was originally posted on Medium last winter). I’ve been (trying) to grow lettuce in the winter, in the basement of my …

Today, the government of British Columbia and the public health authority came out with a definitive restart plan for our province, coming out of the …

For several years now, I’ve been thinking about growing microgreens at home. I have been buying them for about a decade at the fruit and …

One of the reasons I garden for food production is I can grow things you simply cannot find in any fruit and veg store locally. …

“Say, what’s that type of onion there; I don’t recognize it.” “Well, let me tell you. Plant this onion in an area with good soil …