2013 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival

This brand new Ste-Anne garlic fest movie will make you jump in your vehicle  on Saturday, August 24 from 9 am to 2 pm and get to the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue farmers market for the 7th annual garlic fest!

You can find out more on the English garlic fest website or the French festival de l’ail website. If you’re facbook-inclined, don’t forget to like the facebook page.

See you there!


4 thoughts on “2013 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival

  1. **accession numbers** ( off-topic, sorry)

    Hi Dan,
    this comment is a question, hopelessly off-topic, but it would have been to all posts i read, hope you don’t mind – what wonderful blog & work !

    Could you answer this question for me ?

    How can i easiest explain accession numbers to a new home-saver who wants to take detailed notes ? Let us say she or he has saved seeds from 5-8 plants they grew over the year, plus seeds from a potato cross and a squash cross. Plus from four wild edibles. How would accession numbers be put together for this situation – what would the numbers of F2s of a cross be ?
    I thought to remember Carol Deppe explained accession numbers, but did not find it in her “Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties”. And the web kept me searching and screening for two days now.
    I am afraid it might be an effort to explain, but you would do me a huge favor if you answer my question.
    All the best, Julia

    1. Hi Julia,

      This is actually something that I’m trying to figure out myself.

      What I’ve been doing has been to use a letter or number to identify each selection. The next year I add another number/letter to indicate subsequent selections.

      Let’s say I have a hot pepper selection in it’s F2 generation and I choose 5 lines. I label them A-E. The next year if I have 3 selections from my C line, I’ll label them C1, C2, & C3. The next year if I choose 2 lines from C2 those will be C2A and C2B. (This becomes a bit tricky when I go back to remnant F2 seed and start new selections in the future.)

      If I find something more official, I’ll let you know.


  2. Oh, some more details I thought might be relevant:

    The saver is European, seeds are from various countries, only partly companies; some from friends or talking to strangers with beautiful gardens on travels.
    The saver plans to join Seed Savers Exchange for international participation.
    I found a file by Seed Savers Exchange for abbreviations of American companies, but…? http://goo.gl/6zBmxO

    If I put together a list of variety names, would that simplify your answer or make it more complicated ?

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