Tomato Sauce Recipe

Tomato Sauce Recipe

The tomatoes seem early this year? In fact I can’t ever recall making sauce this early in August, yet here I am with bushels of tomatoes that need to be turned into delicious homemade sauce and salsa. There’s been a couple of different recipes for sauce over the...
Canning and the Home Garden

Canning and the Home Garden

If you’ve ever had a vegetable garden you know that harvest does not happen in nice meal sized bunches. Instead you are often left with a massive bounty that no one family could ever consume and your neighbours start to hide for fear of being given another bushel of...
The importance of Calcium for Tomatoes & Peppers

The importance of Calcium for Tomatoes & Peppers

It’s funny how often we hear commercials for women’s facial creams that promote increased cell structure, volume and elasticity. This is what’s sold as needing improvement for your most  youthful skin. Well, let me tell you; what Oil of Olay does for skin, calcium...
Why an Organic Fertilizer is Important

Why an Organic Fertilizer is Important

We often tout the reasons why its important to grow and eat organic foods, and how an organic fertilizer will ensure a pesticide and chemical free crop. But what are the other reasons you’d want to go organic from the ground up? Specifically, organic isn’t just good...
Succession Planting

Succession Planting

There are a few different methods of succession planting that can be employed in a home garden. It takes a bit of planning but will dramatically increase the yield. The first involves fully harvesting the first plant and then planting the next plant directly in its...

Earth Day Resolution

With the recent passing of Earth Day it got me thinking about the different things we could all be doing to make the world a greener place. Resolutions are not just New Years Eve any more. Recycle and Up-cycle How many times have you caught yourself throwing a water...
Composting

Composting

Composting has many benefits and at a cost of almost nil is one of the most cost effective garden super powers in the world. Trust nature to deliver exactly what our gardens need in the form of an outstanding fertilizer derived from decomposing plant and organic...

Inviting the Bees

Inviting the bees As someone who’s allergic to bees I’m an unlikely proponent of inviting them to my landscape. But bees pay a vital role in the health of my plants, so I’ve long researched the best way to ensure my garden receives regular visits form these winged...

Tips for a Bountiful Crop

Tips for a bountiful Crop! With concerns over pesticides and modified foods more and more people are turning to their own gardens for ways to fill their grocery list. This can be a challenging task considering many of us just simply aren’t working with fields to grow...
Starting a Veggie Garden

Starting a Veggie Garden

Starting a veggie garden can seem a daunting task. But if you’ve been building up your veggie game, a potted tomato here a window garden there, it may be time to graduate to a larger patch of land. Location will be critical to your success as a farmer and you will...

Attracting Beneficial Bugs

We’ve already talked about how attracting birds to your garden yields many benefits and can be used as a method of pest control. This time of year it’s a topic often on our minds, it’s amazing how quickly infestations can multiply. One spot or one bug, can quickly...
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