Garden Soil

Soil is remarkably dynamic and incredibly diverse, made up of not only mineral matter, but organic matter, water and air as well. Soils in the Niagara Region are a mineral-rich mix of sand, gravel, loam and clay which at times can be challenging for home gardeners. While some parts of the region that are rich in loam are a gardener’s dream – those areas with heavy dense clay can be frustrating for even the most dedicated of …

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Spring is here!!

Spring has finally arrived HALLEJULAH! It’s hard not to go tearing into the garden full boar and go totally nuts. Though it is important not to be trouncing around on the beds if they are too wet but there’s lots to be done. I thought it would be best to simply add on some additional tasks from last year’s spring garden blog which can be read here. Repairs Not sure about you folks but all the …

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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 good base for the next season. We can take a page from farmers with this sort of practice since we all know, great soil means great veggies! Here’s …

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