Fall Gardens

Since our seasons in this part of North America are so short, I’ve often entertained building a green house. After the house fire though my building projects are already too many to count so this year I opted to turn my mind to the fall gardens. Fall gardening keeps the produce moving into the kitchen, […]

Composting

Did you know that in Canada, since 1995, Composting has been granted an Awareness Week? True. May 4th to 10th, annually. Be sure to check out worm composting if you think you’d like to try composting for house plants or over winter. To learn more about composting I’ve tagged a few other articles here on […]

Make Compost

You can make compost to save money on soil enhancements and it is a really nice way to use up garden and household waste. You’ll enjoy a new level of successful growing in your garden and you can keep it all under wraps in a corner of your yard in a tidy bin until you […]

Spring Garden Checklist

Very Early Spring Start dreaming of your gardens. Start sketching how you’d like it to look when it is in full bloom, framing your front walkway, the back deck, and just generally punctuating your landscape. This is the best time to let your imagination go wild and envision the perfect garden. Just remember to be […]

Gardening Tools

There are actually very few gardening tools you need, but certainly many that you can own to make the job easier! Spade Trowel Watering Can Hose …and you’re good to go! That is, as long as you have plants or seeds to grow into that garden of yours. If you’re starting annuals from seeds, you […]

Growing Herbs

It is not wise to try every variety on your first foray into growing herbs. Choose four or five hardy varieties of cooking herbs and experiment with different flavors and recipes. Lavender is one of my personal favorites for a non-culinary herb and it is remarkably easy to grow. Some of the more hardy and […]

Making Compost

If you garden, flowers or vegetables, you are either making compost in a pile or in a bin. If you’re not, you should be. Compost heaps, bins, buckets or piles put to use all the organic waste left over from grass clippings to leaves, dead plants, vegetables that are past consumption, and even some household […]

Garden Tools

If the act of playing in the mud doesn’t suit your style anymore, it is time to get digging, planting and weeding with some of the nice, new, ergonomic garden tools. The first day I took a road trip with my gardening friend Shelley, I fell in love. Instantly I could see how the plants […]

Start A Garden

As my baby girl grew up, first summer camp took her away for weeks at a time, then summer jobs in town, and now she’s off to college. Seems every year when spring rolls around and I start missing her I end up with plans to start a garden. Yes, another one. After you’ve gardened […]

Organic Gardening

We’re starting anew this spring with organic gardening. As we’ve been busy building the house the last two years my existing gardens have all grown over – they’ll soon be pasture for the farm animals when we re-work the fencing anyway. I’ll be growing a completely organic garden on this patch of virgin land. It […]