Category Archives: BLOG

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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Mulch Overdue

Have you been weeding your hands off?  HAVE YOU BEEN MULCHING AFTER??  That’s the trick you see, once you weed, put something there.  Look at my tacky mulch method: It’s craft paper that came in my Lee Valley Order (which was very exciting of course.  Not the craft paper, but...
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Don’t want to miss a newsletter? – Re-Subscribe!

Are you also trying to ignore all of the re-subscribe emails that you’re getting in regards to Canada’s Anti-Spam law? We don’t really do things formally or by the book…. Matt doesn’t actually read books.   I’ve been hopelessly sifting through this legislation lingo to try to see if our little...
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Don’t Mine Me – Leaf Miners and Garden Loss

I had to give my awesome Gnome book back to the library –  those book hoarders – so alas, I can not share fun details about the lives of gnomes with you anymore. Like how they live to be 400 years old, how they invented snow goggles, and how they...
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5 Things I Repeat Most Often During Planting Season

I still love answering the most beginner gardener questions – really, those are the only questions I can answer without “running to the washroom” and calling my mom. So when you ask them, I feel sooo good. I won’t give examples of some juicy beginner questions because some people might...
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