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Grow Your Own

Whether you love flowers, fruits, veggies, herbs, or all of the above, follow our step-by-step guides to growing them organically in the comfort of your own home.

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Rise And Shine: Accounting For Seed Dormancy And How To Spark Germination

Although they may not look it, viable seeds are alive with the structures of future plants inside. These incredible little …

Growing a Pharmacy Garden for Home Remedies

With a strong focus on health over the past few years, many people are looking for ways to be more …

Starting Seeds With Soil Blocks Is Plastic-Free And Easy To Do

I am currently trying to purge my life of plastic. It was discouraging to see all the plastic containers and …

What To Do When Plants Forget To Sleep During A Mild Winter

On December 30th, 2023, it was a balmy 13.2°C in Vancouver, and the garden stubbornly refused a winter nap. While flowering plants …

Growing A Garden For The Mediterranean Diet

With a focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, and the inclusion of seafood and some meat, …

Tiger Nuts: A Homegrown, Climate-Friendly Superstar

Easy to grow, tiger nuts were once a prehistoric human food source and later a tasty snack for ancient Egyptians. Heralded …

Gardening Mistakes Are a Gift to Your Future

We are ignorant creatures, utterly lost in the darkness—so ignorant that we often don’t even know that we don’t know. …

Quick And Easy Ways To Identify, Prevent, and Solve Problems in the Garden

So many problems, so many solutions! In our Common Problems & Remedies edition, our expert growers have been sharing tales of …

Plant Of The Month: Witch Hazel Is A Perfect Addition To Biodiverse Gardens

I adore witch hazel and its whimsical blossoms! In my climate, the lemon-yellow ribboned flowers pop open in early February …

Mushroom Growing 101: What’s In A Spore Syringe?

Mushrooms can be grown using various methods, but no matter the process, there has to be a starting material. The …

The Gardener’s Forecast: Almanacs, Weather Stations, or Groundhogs?

I’m one of those obsessed gardeners who keeps one eye on the plants and another on the weather. During torrential …

Supercharging Your Plants With Fertilizers From The Sea

Some of the most nutrient-dense and potent organic fertilizers and biostimulants come from oceanic sources. Let’s look at some popular …

Tiger Nuts: Grow Your Own

Note: The article was updated It’s amazing what will trend online these days, and here at Garden Culture, we have …

Plant of the Month: When the Primroses Bloom, Spring is Just Around the Corner

Primrose is easy to find at your local garden center around this time of year. They’re an uplifting addition to …

Squirrels Driving You Nuts? 7 Ways To Keep Them Out Of The Garden

No matter how often I chase the squirrels away from the garden, they always return. I believe they understand they’re …

Garden Travels: Quebec’s Reford Gardens Are Good For The Soul

Quebec’s Gaspesie region is renowned worldwide for its dramatic coastal landscapes, stunning national parks, and salty seaside air. It’s a …

Winter Watering 101: Plants Undercover Still Need Moisture!

I must be crazy hauling out my hose in the middle of winter and watering the garden! In fairness, only …

Hey Trendsetter! Here’s What Gardeners Around The World Are Doing In 2024

We love looking into a crystal ball to see what the future of gardening holds! What gardening techniques, styles, and …

Garden Reflections: Words Of Wisdom To Help Plan Your Next Outdoor Grow

We should never stop learning, for no one can have all the knowledge. From clean-fingernailed novices to grizzled spade-leaners, all …

Plant Of The Month: The Christmas Rose Blooms During The Year’s Darkest Days

The Christmas Rose begs for attention on the darkest and bleakest winter days. The fragile-looking plant is related to the …

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