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GYO Fruits and Vegetables

There’s nothing more satisfying than growing your own food, and we can help you do that. Follow our tips and tricks for bountiful yields in the veggie patch!

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The Year Of The Garden Encourages Canadians To Live Their Best Garden Lives

How much do you know about your country’s horticultural past, present, and future? The Canadian Garden Council (CGC) encourages people to …

Seasonal Spotlight: Arugula Is The Perfect Springtime Green

Spring is here, and with it comes a newfound sense of hope and a whole slew of new seasonal fruits …

Fantastic Fungi: Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Fungi are incapable of photosynthesis and feed on organic matter, forming a kingdom quite distinct from plants. Most fungi are …

My Fascination with Germination: A Grower Shares Some Tips And Tricks

After a long winter slumming it in our grow tents, ensuring the lack of humidity doesn’t kill the tropical plants …

Seasonal Spotlight: Beets A Delicious and Nutritious Cold Weather Food Crop

These days, eating seasonal foods is where it’s at. Not only will you be consuming the freshest, most flavorful produce …

How To Choose The Right Containers For Growing Food

More people than ever are learning to grow edible gardens, especially in small urban areas. With limited space, container gardens …

Growing Pains: A Dutch Grower Takes On Giant Pumpkins

Wezep is a small village in the Veluwe area of the Netherlands. And while it may not be a big …

Celebrating National Kale Day

From World Mosquito Day and Hammock Day to International Talk Like a Pirate Day (really?), there is no shortage of …

The Sweet Taste of Winter Vegetables

In Niki Jabbour’s book “The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener,” she describes a cold frame as a bottomless box with a clear …

A Gardener’s Journey to Self-Sufficiency, Health, and Happiness

About six years ago, Liz Zorab knew that something wasn’t right. She had gained weight, her hearing and vision were …

The Dos and Donts of Harvesting, Curing and Storing Garlic

For many gardeners, it’s been a long time coming. After planting our garlic last fall, those beautiful and flavorful bulbs …

How To Encourage Pollination Inside A Greenhouse

We know pollination is essential to the success of our harvests, but what if your plants are inside a greenhouse? …

Garden Tea Party: Give Your Seedlings And Roses A Boost With This Easy Alfalfa Tea

We all want the best for our seedlings, right? If you’re looking to give your babies a growth-enhancing nitrogen boost, …

Neighborhood Arcs: Garden Farming and Resiliency

A daydream I recently had included small garden farms every half dozen houses or so on my long country road, …

Cold-Tolerant Veggies To Grow In Your Spring Garden

Several vegetables such as Swiss chard, beets, bok choy, carrots, spinach, kale, lettuce, leeks, snow peas, and radishes are renowned …

How To Grow Garlic In Northern Climates

Full disclosure: I don’t mind reeking of garlic. I cook with it daily and love it for its flavor and …

How To Grow Perfect Pumpkins In Containers

Many gardeners shy away from growing pumpkins because they take up so much real estate. What goes into the ground …

How To Grow Vintage Veggies At Home

Do you dream about your grandmother’s vegetable garden? If you are a lover of all things vintage, then consider growing ancient fruits and vegetables! These old cultivars will add pops of color to the unique, farm-fresh meals you cook.

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