Issue 45: USA & Canada

Piecing it Together

Who doesn’t want to improve their gardening game? We asked some of our writers to share their top growing tips, and they delivered. The topics are varied, from Av Singh offering advice on putting garden beds to sleep in the fall to Anne Gibson explaining how to balance soil pH. A green thumb often isn’t enough when creating the perfect environment for your plants. Making informed decisions comes from experience and knowledge.

We are pleased to introduce Martin Osis and Xavi Kief; they will cover the magical world of mushrooms. In 2019, Paul Stamets opened the world’s eyes to the importance of the mushroom kingdom in his documentary film, Fantastic Fungi. There is so much to learn! The relationship between fungi, plants and our planet is undeniable. The healthiest soils are teaming with life. A better understanding of the symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi can make you a better grower. If you decide to grow them yourself and eat them, you will be a healthier person. A win, win.

Last but not least, another edition of The Great UK Hydro Store Survey was just completed for Garden Culture Magazine UK. If you would like to read about what is going on in the UK market from the perspective of progressive grow shops, please check it out online: GCMAG.co/2022

It is an ever-evolving world, but gardening is certainly here to stay!

In this issue

5 Cool Ways Gardening Experts Harvest Their Plants

Our garden crops are nearing harvest! How do you want to gather and preserve your homegrown produce? Here, the experts weigh in with some tips and tricks.

How a Topdressing of Easily Accessible Mycelium Can Raise Your Growing Game

Whether you're growing indoors or out, in containers or the ground, topdressing your garden with mycelium will up your growing game! Xavi Kief explains.

Black Fox Farm and Distillery

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

John Cote and Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote work with their farmland and grow sustainably, producing traditionally crafted, small-batch whisky, gin, and liqueurs.

Garden Party Flower Farm

St. Agatha, ON, Canada

The next time you buy a bouquet of flowers, choose one that carries a zero carbon footprint, like the beautiful blooms grown at Garden Party Flower Farm!

Seeds and Soil Farm

Palmer, AK, United States

Seeds and Soil Farm is a regenerative operation launched to help Alaskan gardeners boost their food security and knowledge of ecological growing practices.

The Golden Hoof

Boulder, CO, United States

Regenerative growing practices and slow food? Yes, please! The Golden Hoof, in Boulder, CO, has got it all going on as it works together with Nature.