Is Fergie leaving The Black Eyed Peas to focus on her solo career? This is the question on fans' minds following the pop star's resignation from Interscope Records, the company handling the American hip-hop group. She has partnered with music company BMG to create her own record label "Dutchess Music," which will release her sophomore solo album entitled "Double Dutchess" this year, Variety reported. Been working on the low... #bossmoves take time... thank u for being so patient, I love u!!! ❤️????? https://t.co/sgq5fM0RXr #DutchessMusic pic.twitter.com/xevrrPFwZI — Fergie (@Fergie) May 24, 2017 Apparently, Fergie's shift to full-fledged solo career didn't sit well with the group's remaining members Taboo (Jaime Luis Gomez), apl.de.ap (Allan Pineda Lindo Jr.) and will.i.am (William James Adams). On Tuesday, Taboo tweeted a vintage photo of the original members of The Black Eyed Peas: him, will.i.am and Filipino-American apl.de.ap. Netizens also noticed that Taboo … [Read more...] about Fergie quitting Black Eyed Peas for good?
What spring season was more anticipated than this one? Perhaps in 1919, during the world’s last pandemic, when people were sequestered in their homes for the winter. Sound familiar? It may well be more than 100 hundred years since we last approached the season of renewal — spring — with such enthusiasm. And this presents our opportunity to squeeze much more gardening from the month of April than you likely realize. By “squeeze,” we mean enjoy, and well before what has traditionally been the start of the gardening season in May. Here’s how: Sow and Grow. Start vegetable and flowers seeds indoors now. Just about all the seeds that you bought a month ago, when we urged you to acquire your supply early due to unprecedented demand (you did that, right? If not, make that job #1) can be sown now. Frost-tender flowers like marigolds, alyssum, zinnias, cosmos and a host more should be started in the next couple of weeks either under grow lights or in a sunny window. Same with tubers … [Read more...] about Gardeners, it’s finally time to get planting
Pollinators are the great enablers. We need pollinator species to help us produce more than a third of the food we eat. Out in our gardens, we believe the percentage of plants that require native pollinator creatures to produce a harvest is much higher. Simply put, if a plant produces fruit of any kind, it requires pollination. By “fruit” we do not mean just apples, peaches, pears and plums — fruit as we all generally refer to it. Instead, we mean the harvestable product of a plant that first produces a flower and then the fruit that grows out of that flower. Peppers, beans, peas, cucumbers and all members of the squash family produce fruit for the table. Technically, they are vegetables, versus tomatoes which are fruit. Confusing, we know. But let’s get back to the point we started off making: the fact is, if it produces a flower, it requires pollination. So, why not plant more plants that attract pollinator insects and creatures to maximize your harvest this season? And … [Read more...] about Here are five hard-working plants that you can eat
Ask Margo Peill, 29, what her favourite flower is, and she has a hard time picking just one. “I like sweet peas a lot, I love cosmos and I think probably Dahlias, Dahlias are a pretty special flower, they come in a ton of different varieties like different colours, different shapes, different sizes and the plants get huge,” she said. “Here in the northwest we have to dig up the roots in the fall and then re-plant them again in the spring but the amount of growth that happens from late April or early May right up until October is insane, the plants can get four feet high, super bushy and them they just pump out these huge gorgeous flowers.” Peill and her partner moved onto an acreage north of Terrace two years ago and started Fernweh Farmstead. This year the farm will produce 50 varieties of different flowers on around a quarter-acre of open field, with a hoop house. Last spring was the farm’s first growing season, with flowers ready to sell in mid-summer. “By the time July … [Read more...] about Skeena Voices | The life of a flower farmer
SINGAPORE - The number of community plots for gardening enthusiasts will more than double by 2030. The National Parks Board (NParks) aims to have 3,000 community gardens - up from 1,500 - and 3,000 allotment gardens, a threefold increase from the current level. Building the new plots will start once the Covid-19 situation improves. NParks also launched an initiative on Thursday (June 18) that includes distributing free packets of leafy and fruit vegetable seeds to encourage people to grow produce at home. You can register for the seed packets on this website or call NParks at 6499 1099 from June 18 to June 30. The packets will be sent by Aug 1. The initiative, called "Gardening with Edibles", supports Singapore's "30 by 30" goal to produce 30 per cent of its nutritional needs by 2030. The country now imports more than 90 per cent of its food supply. The initiative is supported by DBS Bank and the Tote Board. Second Minister for National Development Desmond … [Read more...] about Gardening plots to increase twofold by 2030; NParks to give away seed packets to spur growing vegetables at home