Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sweet Potato Slips

Time to Order your Sweet Potato slips!
Sweet Potato slips
 
Now taking pre-orders!
Want to know more about growing Sweet Potatoes?
Go to Winnipeg Sweet Potato website for more information.

Arriving May 11th or earlier.

Pricing
- single slips - $4.00  
Pre-order discount - $3.75 (order by April 29th)
- 6 slips - $20.00
Pre-order discount - $18.75 (order by April 29th)

Ordering 
- online at jensennurserygiftshop.com
- call 204-488-5042
- email tammy@jensennursery.com 
 
 
We will contact everyone who orders in advance to let you know when they will arrive.  We are also going to have Tiffany Grenkow from Winnipeg Sweet Potato come by in May and do a live planting demostration.  Details of this will follow when we confirm a date.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring is in the air!

 Spring is here hopefully to stay! It's too early to get out and plant shrubs and trees. You need to let the ground thaw. It is a good time to plant some onions...they can handle some frost. We will have onions and potatoes in on friday! It is also a great time to get out and clean up your yard. I like to amend my soil this time of year. Worm castings, Turkey trot or clay buster can be added to your beds now. I also like to sprinkle turkey trot over the entire lawn to give it a boost. If you have questions about your spring cleanup...drop in and talk to our staff for Succulents, spring plants, plant indoors, trendy plants, Jensen Nursery some advice. We are here to help you with all your spring gardening needs. 
If you really want to get planting we have succulents and herbs you can grow indoors. Once it warms up usually the end of May...you can transfer your treasures outdoors. I like to keep a few herbs going in the kitchen window for the beautiful aroma and easy access! Drop by today we are looking forward to your visit! Send us a quick email if you would like to be added to our email list. You will get gardening advice and advance notice of special events and sales. Email - info@jensennursery.com 

Cheers!
The Jensen family and staff.



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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Seedy Saturday at CMU Saturday February 14th

 Share seeds with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day - Winnipeg Seedy Saturday is a chance to share food and a love of gardening with your Valentine this February 14. 
 
Winnipeg, Manitoba – February 9th 2015 – It may be cold now, but spring is just around the corner and for gardeners that means the beginning of a new season of planning, planting, tending, harvesting and preserving. And while there is much to think about, it all begins with a seed. 
 
The 15th annual Winnipeg Seedy Saturday will be held on February 14th from 10am-3pm at Canadian Mennonite University (600 Shaftesbury Blvd). Entrance fee will be by donation. The collaborative event put on by Seeds of Diversity Canada, Winnipeg Community Garden Network, The Friends of Gardens Manitoba, USC Canada, and CMU Farm is one of hundreds of similar events taking place across Canada every spring. 
 
Regardless if you are a farmer, avid gardener, less-than-mediocre plant tender, or just an interested, everyday citizen, this gathering is for you! Heritage, local, and open-pollinated seed varieties will available for sale or trade, while a film and workshops on seed saving and sharing knowledge will round out the day. Seeds are the promise of new life, of spring, the bounty to come, and change. World-renowned physicist and activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, explains the power of seed by saying, “We need to decentralize our food system, and if we need to decentralize our food system, decentralize seed provisioning. Seed sovereignty must become very central to food sovereignty”.
 
When Laura-Lynne and Jordan were married they chose to incorporate seeds into their wedding ceremony. During the ceremony, they planted the three sisters - corn, beans, and squash as a symbol of their love. When you plant the three sisters together they support each other interdependently. The beans fix nitrogen in the soil for the corn, and the corn acts as a trellis for the beans to climb up. The squash acts as a ground cover to prevent weeds and retain moisture, supporting all three plants. This symbolism is carried into their relationship as they hope to grow together as unique individuals and on a shared journey, a journey that includes their community. They write that, “We chose to plant the three sisters because with our marriage we 'planted a seed' and started a new chapter in our lives, and wanted to symbolize it in a new way that honoured our new connection to each other.”
 
Schedule is as follows:
10:30 – Basic Seed Saving with Prairie Garden Seeds
11:30 – Building a Seedy Library in Manitoba
12:30 – Seeds and Farmer’s Rights to Protect Seeds
1:30   - Film: Open Sesame
 
For more information visit:
www.winnipegseedysaturday.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/WinnipegSeedySaturday 
 
Or contact:
winnipegseedysaturday@gmail.com 
Kenton Lobe and Julia Laforge
 
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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Free Gardening Seminar

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The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and the tulips are poking through the soil! What a perfect time for a Gardening Seminar! We have just a few spots open! The seminar is this Saturday April 9, 2011. It will be held at Jensen Nursery and Garden Center at 2550 McGillivray Blvd, Winnnipeg, Manitoba. The seminars are at 11am, 12 noon, and 1 pm. I have include a PDF  attachment detailing the 11am seminar and I will be doing the noon seminar. The 1pm seminar will be a followup to the 11am seminar. If you would like a PDF of that file email me(tammy@jensennursery.com) and I will send it to you. Yikes! My first seminar! I will be showing you a selection of our new annuals and perennials for spring! Yes you get to see plants and flowers! (not just pictures) After the seminars are over you are welcome to go through the greenhouse and feel the heat, smell, and see all the flowers! It is most theraputic after a long cold snowy winter! Email me if you wish to attend at tammy@jensennursery.com.  I do have limited spots left though.As a bonus for everyone attending there will be a 15% discount on everything in the store. What better time to stock up on your gardening supplies for spring! Happy Spring! Tammy Jensen
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