Category Archives: BLOG

Plant Now? The Devil is in being Prepared

  When to plant your Frost Sensitive plants/seeds?   Some risk takers are out there planting their tomatoes right now.  Yep, they might be eating fresh garden tomatoes in July.  Or they might be out planting again in a week because an unexpected frost hit one night and wiped out their...
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How to Get a Positive ROI in your Veg Garden?

To accompany monotonous gardening tasks I listen to CBC Radio 1.  It shifts my focus from mind-numbing-teeth-grinding bean picking, to one of intelligent dialogue. I go from being the gardener to the re-incarnated Aristotle, working in his gardens studying the resiliency of ecosystems.  Yes dear reader, just like that.  Your...
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Instructions for my Gardener

Sometimes when I’m gardening my hair gets caught in and amongst woody shrubs.  It takes 2-3 minutes to free myself, so in that time I recently imagined what sort of instructions I would leave for myself if I was my own gardener. For example: 1) Bravo on the peppers.  ...
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6 Great Tips for This Season and Next

1: Harvest Anyways  – even when you’re dealing with zucchini returns that are left on your porch in the middle of the night, you’ve gotta keep harvesting them.  It’s best to do a daily harvest in the morning of anything that needs to be harvested, clean it, then find some...
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Solving 8 Garden Troubles of August

I’ve got a couple of gardening habits that surface each year.  One is growing an absurd amount of whatever failed last year.  Another habit is turning a blind eye to problems once the plants are established.  I like to rely on hopes and dreams when I notice blight on my...
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5 Tips for Veg Gardening This Week

1) Have you harvested your garlic yet??  It’s time!  Once the bottom 3-5 leaves of the plant have gone brown, use your shovel or garden fork to gently lift bulbs out of the ground.  If you plant to store your garlic for the fall/winter/spring, you’ll need to dry it.   This...
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7 Things you can Sow by Seed right now…..

Think thanksgiving.  Avoid grid lock at the grocery stores and joyfully brag about how you grew your own Thanksgiving dinner by planting these 7 things now: 1) Kale 2) Swiss Chard 3) Bush Beans 4) Turnips 5) Radishes 6) Beets 7) Carrots Other things you can add to the Thanksgiving...
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Bugs Are Like Teenagers….

Everyone’s got bugs.  I hope.  Bugs are a sign of a good ecosystem.  They are food for other bugs, birds, frogs, and bats.  Bats are a great way to get rid of a lingering house guest.  An evening garden tour?  Dip, Duck, Dodge, and Dive.  Everyone wins. But just like...
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