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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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Crop Shading: Using Shade Cloths for Veggie Gardens

Many of our favorite vegetable plants are adversely affected by sunburn, heat stress, poor yields and quality due to environmental …

Food Forest in the Laurentian Mountains: Wild Orchard Gardens

The main work of a food forest is meant to be harvesting. That’s a pretty good sell for anyone who …

Sacrificial Plants To Help Your Edible Garden Grow

12 Plants to Deter Pests From Your Edible Garden Do you plant marigolds with your tomatoes and radishes with your …

Our Top 5 Crop Picks For Buckets And Grow Bag Gardens

We’ve noticed a trend here at Garden Culture: people love growing in buckets, containers, and bags. Some of the articles on …

Chlorine and Plants, Almost Everything You Need to Know

Gardening and the Chlorine Conundrum  Ask any gardener: Maintaining a healthy garden requires a delicate balance of various factors, including …

A Guide To Terrace Gardening

Hitting the Slopes When we saw the views before buying our house, we didn’t anticipate all the gardening challenges on …

Lasagna Gardening: An All-Natural And Cheap Way To Grow Plants

We love to encourage people everywhere to start a garden, regardless of size or whether they want to grow veggies, …

Plant of the Month: The Peach-Leaved Bellflower

It was love at first sight when I saw the peach-leaved bellflower. A cottage garden favorite, peach-leaved bellflowers tick all …

The Backyard Harvest: Foraging for Wild, Edible Greens

Foraging for wild foods is a great way to supplement an ever-increasing food budget. It can be as easy as …

The Golden Rules for Gardening in Grow Bags; 5 Tips to Ensure You Succeed

Grow bag gardening is a fun and easy way to get into the growing game. I’ve had great success growing …

What Is Regenerative Gardening?

There’s a lot of buzz about regenerative gardening these days, and for good reason. After all, regenerative gardening techniques help …

Plant of the Month: Candytuft Blooms in April and Offers Early Season Food for Pollinators

Spring has sprung, and the garden’s candytuft is in full bloom. The gorgeous plant drapes itself over the edge of …

Boosting Food Sovereignty And Community Growth With Food Forests

In 2021, the United Nations World Food Programme’s Hunger Map estimated that 957 million people across 93 countries did not …

A Guide To Creating A Regenerative, Sustainable Garden Space

Becoming an organic-regenerative gardener is worth every effort, helping you produce healthier crops and connect to Nature. The good news …

Embrace the Chaos and Leave the Ego at the Garden Gate

For many years, gardeners have known the rules: start seeds indoors and nurture them until they’re ready to be planted …

Save Some Green, Go Green By Reusing Growing Media

Everyone is looking for ways to save money and grow sustainably. All gardening inputs can be managed to serve you …

Plant of the Month: Daffodils Are A Sure Sign Of Spring

There is nothing I don’t love about daffodils! They withstand heavy rain without flinching, and getting buried under a late-season …

Taking Notes: Journals Are Essential To Thriving Gardens

Each garden has its own specific needs, quirks, and growth cycle. Keeping a journal of what has and hasn’t worked …

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 …

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