For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Nov 30

Your Questions About Gardening

Linda asks…

Where can I find locally-grown coffee in Vancouver?

Most folks on the drive know me as Bavarian Greenhorn, but for those of you who do not, I am a strong advocate for sustainable living. While I am most overjoyed by the accessibility of ethically harvested organic coffee on Commercial Drive, I am somewhat saddened by the lack of locally grown coffee beans. I questioned a barista at my FORMER coffee shop who proclaimed it is impossible to grow coffee beans locally – he definitely is not as supportive of sustainable living as I once had thought. So I am just wondering if there are any locally-grown coffee in the Vancouver area – preferably near Commercial drive as I have recently pulled a tendon in my left leg making bicycling far distanced quite exasperating. I choose not to use public transit since the fascist BC government decided to privatize what should be a public service. If you cannot suggest a local coffee shop that grows their own coffee, can you suggest a method to grow my own coffee? Any special methods? Thank you all and I await your replies.

With wholehearted sincerity,

-Bavarian Greenhorn

GardenersCardiff answers:

Well as a former chef and having worked in BC in both Victoria and Vancouver in the 1980′s for C.P Hotels, I now the climate except for certain areas of the Okanagan Valley would support it, it needs long warm moist temperatures, I worked in Jamaica at one time, not in the Blue Mountain region but we used pure organically grown and hand harvest BM coffee, you can grow a few plants in home hydroponically, but no one has attempted to do it on a large scale, Kicking Horse Coffee out of Calgary AB is a Eco-ethically produced product, I use it.

Sandy asks…



Everything you perceive from earth, rocks, insects, trees, flowers and humans is composed of living consciousness, not of course of your same level of comprehension, but living matter nevertheless. Fortunately I know what you mean when you talk of aliens, so other than to say that the experience of even animals is so different that they could almost be classified as aliens to your world, and it is amazing that you can co-exist as well as you do. So we will not include other living consciousness less than your own or that you do not perceive, but try to limit our explanation to similar types of living beings that you would like to sit down with and enjoy conversation and a cup of coffee. We will not be considering animals here either or any of the countless realities that swirl through, around close to your own physical earth. You cannot perceive them, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist, and quite as real as your earth.

This subject covers so much ground that the best we can do is scratch the surface. I think one of the great ironies of your civilization at this stage of its development is the question “Are we alone?”, since you are not even alone on your own planet, but you will never meet an alien walking down the street, tip you hat and say “have a good day sir”. I hope you get the inference here that all aliens are not materialized in the same way you are, and the general rule is that you only see your OWN KIND. Why is this? It is because your perceptions are highly tuned to create (form) reality along certain lines, within certain highly specialized fields, and then to perceive what you have created that falls within those specific parameters. Other realities that have been created by others not like you, but just as valid, will be totally out of your range of perception, so to speak, and in physical terms, you will never be able to perceive them. That does not mean that you will forever be unable to communicate with them, and as your abilities grow, you will learn to use inner communications to contact other civilizations that you would otherwise be unable to sense using your physical perceptions.

There are literally countless physical and non-physical realities with beings at least equal to or more advanced than your own, swirling around, through and near your dear planet earth and you will never rub shoulders with them. They are as real as you are to their own kind, but to you they have no substance, seem to lack physical structure, and will remain invisible. They utilize the same properties of the earth as you do, but to them, your constructions do not exist. They will never bump into a pyramid or an empire state building, yet they might indeed walk through them, and you walk through their constructions every day.

Needless to say, there are countless realities that have no need for physical form and exist in what could only at this time be likened to your dream reality and of course, their experience, value satisfactions and growth is not dependent on atomic structure to the extent your is. They do not need a planet or a star to exist and could actually exist in what you would call empty space. Of course, to them, the space would not be empty at all, but filled with a different kind of psychic constructions, a reality, quite as real as your own. In your universe, there are countless systems of reality, and physical systems are not the norm. The most advanced entities and their home systems are NOT physical at all and the need for physical expression decreases as the inhabitants of any plane evolve and progress. The highest entities do not occupy physical systems, although they and others like themselves have created many systems, worlds and universes, even though they evolved from other systems and never experienced physical reality.
Now here is what you really want to know. There are what we could call “parallel realities”, that have originated within the same overall universal camouflage system as yours, gone on to other planets in your solar system and universe and DO HAVE the ability to travel through your same space, utilizing technologies far superior to anything you may now envision. These beings by the sheer nature of their advanced technologies do have the ability to traverse the immense distances required to reach other inhabited planets. Their technologies and advanced understanding is key.Yes, aliens do exist, but there is some clarification that must come first before concerning what you mean by aliens. Aliens do exist and if you want a wide interpretation of the word alien, includ

GardenersCardiff answers:

How is this a question?

It looks very scientology-ish. You shouldn’t get involved with them.

Charles asks…

Did you know………………….?

1.A paper cannot be folded more than 9 times.
2. More calories are wasted by sleeping than sitting and watching tv.
3. The first object with a number scanning label is the chewing gum.
4.The Wright Brothers?first flying journey is shorter than a Boeing 747 airplane’s wings.
5. In 1987,after an airline company reduced a small piece of olive on every first class passenger’s meals,$350,000 USD was saved annually.
6.Everyone drinks coffee to perk themselves up,but in fact an apple can perk one up more than a cup of coffee can.
7.The majority of dust in your home consists of your own dead skin.
8.The full name of the Barbie Doll is Barabra Millicent Roberts.
9.When Hitler’s mum had Hitler,she once seriously considered abortion but the doctor persuaded her to keep the baby.
10.Marilyn Monroe has 6 toes on her foot.
11.In the movie E.T,the sound of E.T’s footsteps are made by someone squashing rotten oranges.
12.Pearls melt in vinegar.
13.In the number of people posting marriage ads,35% are already married.
14.You can pull a cow upstairs,but the cow will not know how to come down by itself.
15.A pig cannot stare up at the sky.
16.”quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog?has the 26 alphabets in it.
17.A duck’s quack will not have echoes,the reason till now is unknown.
18.A snail can live for 3 years without food and sleeping.
19.Tommy Lee Jones and America’s vice-president were roommates in Harvard.
20.In a month,if the first day is Sunday then that particular month will have a Black Friday.
21.Heating up a rock in the microwave oven will cause the rock to explode.
22. 1,111,111 x 1,111,111 = 1234567654321
23.The only word that has 15 alphabets not reused in it “uncopyrightable?
24.A cat can produce over 100 types of sounds,but a dog can only do 10.
25.The darker the environment,the more frequent a cat’s passing urine times.
26.If you toss a coin upwards 1000 times,the number of times of heads facing upwards is 495.
27.According to the Newton dictionary the longest word in the world is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon…
28.A human’s stomach will renew its food contents inside every 2 weeks,or else it will self-digest.
29.Coke was originally green in colour.
30.The Hawaiian language only has 12 alphabets.
31.The country with the highest proportion of people walking to work is Alaska.
32.If Barbie was a human,her measurements would be 39-23-3333.On average,the number of people in the air every hour in America is 61,000 people.
34.Only honey will not turn bad forever.
35.Near the Caribbean sea there’s a species of oysters that knows how to climb trees.
36.The world’s youngest parents appeared in 1910,an 8-year old and a
9 year-old Chinese people.
37.A human’s ears and nose never stop growing bigger and bigger
38.There’s a square-shaped melon in Japan,it was cultivated because of its convenience to place in refrigerators.
39.A starfish has 8 eyes,one on each leg.
40.Some insects eyes have hair.
41.A giraffe’s tongue measures 2 feet long in length.
42.An elephant can stand on its head.
43.An ant will scratch itself when it wakes up.
44.Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.(so that’s why he invented the light bulb)
45.The world’s oldest goldfish is 41 years old,named Fred.
46.Because of Einstein’s inability to speak at the age of 9,his mum once thought he was retarded.
47.Arab women can initiate a divorce if their husbands don’t pour coffee for them.
48.Only 55% of Americans know that the Sun is a star.
49.Most lip glosses have fish scales content in them.
50.Giraffes cannot cough.
51.Owls are the only bird species able to differentiate numbers and colors.
52.A whale’s heartbeat only averages 9 times every minute.
53.The water that we drink into our body is already 3 billion years old.
54.Only 30% of people can expand and contract their nostrils at will.
55.A clam can switch its gender from male to female,and it will take place few times throughout its life.
56.According to a British law passed in 1845,suicide is a very serious crime,death sentence of hanging is the punishment.
57.In space,astronauts are unable to cry or shed tears because there’s no gravity pull hence the tears are unable to come out.
58.A chameleon’s tongue is twice as long as its own body.
59.Americans use toothpicks most often.
60.On average a human must move his eye muscles for 10000 ?15000 times a day.
61.An elephant will still remain at its standing position even when it has died.
62.Some insects are still able to survive for a year without its heads.
63. Da Vinci spent 12 years alone painting Mona Lisa’s lips.
64.When glass shatters,the average speed for glass is 3000 miles per hour.
65.A dairy cow can produce more milk when listening to music.
66.A rose picked during afternoon can survive longer than a rose picked in the morning.
67.Baby tiger sharks fight each other in the womb,the winner will be able to be born alive.
68.A 70 pound octopus can only go through a hole a

GardenersCardiff answers:

Well i do now :D

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