Western Mountains and High Plains

October, 2012
Regional Report

Web Finds

International Seed Saving Institute
If you're interested in saving the seeds of some of your favorite vegetables, the International Seed Saving Institute has oodles of information on how to collect and save seeds from your garden. There is even a tutorial for beginners. They also have information on other topics such as permaculture that applies patterns found in nature to sustainable human and natural environments.

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Herbs to Repel Ants
Ants may find their way into your home as cool weather arrives looking for food sources like dog food, sugar, and various other crumbs. Dried and crushed bay leaves, spearmint, and peppermint are some herbs that will repel ants. Sprinkle the dried herbs around cabinets, windowsills and points of entry to create a natural barrier.

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