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Urban Gardening

Short on space? No problem! Anyone can grow their own food, herbs, and flowers, no matter where they live. Follow our tips and tricks to start your urban garden.

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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 …

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 …

A Dirty Kid Is A Happy Kid – Inspiring The Younger Generation To Love Soil

Garden Culture’s Jennifer Cole chats with children’s book author and soil expert Lewis Fausak in honor of World Soil Day, …

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 …

The Geography Of Indoor Growing

“Indoors, YOU are Mother Nature!” I first read these inspiring (and somewhat daunting) words in a now antique guide to …

Merry & Bright: Turning The Garden Into A Holiday Treat

Evergreen boughs, candy canes, light-up reindeer, and strings of twinkling lights transform my sleepy winter garden into a holiday light …

Mold And Filters: The Importance Of Cleaning Your HVAC Equipment

Your HVAC equipment is the heart of your grow room. All the air and environmental conditions come from this mechanical …

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 …

Classroom Aquaponics: Kids Gain Healthy Experience

Small hydroponic and aquaponic systems are perfect for use in classrooms, but when it comes to teaching kids what offers both them and the Earth healthier options, aquaponics wins hands…

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 …

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 …

Easy DIY: Mulching Is Essential To Climate-Friendly Gardening

Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden! An essential component of regenerative-organic and permaculture …

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 …

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! …

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