Here in the north, we’ve already seen snow in the garden. Winter is on it’s way which means it is time to protect the garden from the freeze, namely the most valuable plants for next years growth. Although many gardeners believe that when the weather starts getting colder and the leaves start to fall, it [...]
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, [...]
Start clearing a corner to work through some annual flower seeds order. As soon as they arrive you’ll be digging in the dirt and getting them under a grow light.
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 [...]
No matter how it goes, well or poorly, you’ll never forget your first real foray into gardening. You’ll also never forget the devastation of your tender seedlings getting hit by frost. The first time I ever planted anything, which I don’t count as real gardening – was back when I lived in downtown Toronto. The [...]
If you are planning on starting a vegetable garden to save money the first thing that you need to consider is whether you are going to start with vegetable garden seeds or established plants from a nursery or greenhouse. Seeds are much less expensive, but take longer to grow. In most areas and with many [...]
If you’ve mastered the art of growing your own herbs and vegetables in your country garden and are ready to try your hand at a perennial that keeps on giving for many years a good consideration is to grow raspberries. These plants are relatively cheap to buy and easy to care for – although regular [...]
Are you thinking of growing squash in your country garden? Do you know the difference between winter squash and summer squash? Have you allotted enough room? With all the varieties, which squash will you choose to grow? Winter Squash vs. Summer Squash The simple naming between the two major squash types reverts back to the [...]