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Preparing a Vegetable Garden

With growing concerns regarding GMO’s and pesticides it’s no surprise more people are looking for ways to grow more of their own food at home. This can be fairly easily achieved with a little elbow grease and some basic gardening know-how. Location, Location, Location Consider what you want to grow and what the sunlight requirements are for each plant. Most veggies are going to want about 6hrs of sunlight per day. The exposure itself is […]

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Seed Starting Technique

It’s still cold and the ground is still frozen but the warmer temperatures earlier this week have us thinking about spring. One of the most exciting parts of any new garden season is the planting of new material in our beds. Be they flowers or vegetables the process is essentially the same when you plan to start from seed. Here are some tips to give the seeds a head start and your pocket book some

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Cold Weather Crops

If you have a vegetable garden you’ve likely spent the past couple of weekends harvesting & processing. Tomato sauce, pickled peppers and just regular ol’ dill pickles are some of my personal favourites. It’s sad seeing the plants mostly bare now that they’ve been picked so as consolation we begin to plot the next phase of our garden and cold weather crops. The jury’s still out on wether or not we can expect another brutal

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