How to plant a Good Vegetable Garden

How to plant a Good Vegetable Garden

There are so many different varieties of vegetables and so many different growing techniques it is hard to know where to start. We’ve got a quick list of fail-safe rules to ensure that when you bring those young plants home from our Garden Centre you are assured they...
Tomato Cages or Stakes?

Tomato Cages or Stakes?

So this year I’ve decided to try staking my tomatoes vs. cages. Mostly because I saw a staked tomato garden and it was so trim and tidy, I nearly wept. It appealed to my inner minimalist. I also saw the benefit of extra air space in my already crowded garden....
How Gardening Makes the Earth a Better Place

How Gardening Makes the Earth a Better Place

Improve air quality Photosynthesis is a natural process for plants where they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Like mini filtration systems each plant does it’s part to improve the surrounding air. Reducing Carbon Footprint Carbon footprint is caused...
Seed Starting Technique

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...

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...

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...
Soil Remediation for Veggie Gardens

Soil Remediation for Veggie Gardens

If you’ve ever wondered why you’re seeing a different crop in a field than what’s been grown year after year it could be a green manure crop. This planting technique is integral to farming practices as, like with home gardening, it remediates the soil and provides a...
Cold Weather Crops

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...
How to attract birds to your garden

How to attract birds to your garden

Birds do more than add to your garden aesthetic. They provide control and conservation but also a real pass-time. Watching my bird bath and feeder has become an interesting portal into the local avian population. Regulars to my oasis include, goldfinches, sparrows,...
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