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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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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 …

Top 5 Growing Tips To Boost Your Indoor Garden Game

I have been growing indoors for many years. Like all growers, I have encountered many mistakes and problems. However, these …

Celebrating World Soil Day

As if December isn’t busy enough, here’s another special event worth celebrating! World Soil Day happens every year on December …

Berry Bushes Offer Pops Of Color In Fall And Winter

Many ornamental shrubs and bushes start producing berries in the fall. During the rest of the year, these berry wonders …

Plant Of The Month: Hardy Cyclamen Adds Interest To The Late Fall And Early Winter Garden

I used to think of cyclamens as houseplants that my aunt grew on her windowsill, but I knew half the …

Bat Guano: The Plant Superfood With A Bad Rap

The Basics: What is Guano? Bats live in large colonies, sharing the same cave from generation to generation. As a …

Passive Solar Geothermal Greenhouse at the 45th Parallel

Last August, we were screwing down the 14’x3′ sheets of double-ply PVC to the metal frame of the 60-foot greenhouse …

5 Cool Ways To Light Up Your Indoor Growing Space

Let there be light! It’s no secret that plants need sunlight for photosynthesis, which isn’t always evident when growing indoors. …

Plant Of The Month: The Toad Lily Gets Out Of Bed Early And Stays Up Late

After every other perennial has finished in the garden, my toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta ) blooms. The irony is that it was …

A Deep-Rooted Passion For Mushrooms At Fungaia Farm

It’s a crisp and bright November morning, and I am headed to Fungaia Farm, a local mushroom production company born …

A Gardener’s Key Takeaways From One Of The Hottest Summers On Record

We will remember the summer of 2023 for many things, like wildfires, high temperatures, drought, and severe rainstorms that caused …

It Ain’t Over ‘til The Garden Bed Is Asleep – Fall Prep For A Healthier Spring

It’s been a long season. As you lop off the last plants and fruits for hang drying or fresh-frozen storage, …

How To Plant Bulbs In Containers This Fall For Beautiful Color In The Spring

Do you want to plant some tulips for the spring but have no garden space? Just plant them in containers! …

Plant Of The Month: Fall Anemones Are A Whimsical And Lovely September Perennial

Welcome to Plant of the Month, a new series featuring a perennial plant rooted in my garden and some tips …

Microgreens And Indoor Food Production

A strange sense of desire and urgency came over me one day when I was on Galiano a few years …

Tips For Balancing Your Soil’s pH

Soil pH (or hydrogen ion concentration) indicates how acid or alkaline our soil or growing medium is. It is measured …

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