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, […]

Flower Seeds

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.

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 […]

Gardening Virus

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 […]

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 Tool Basics

After spending a few hours on this hot summer day in my country garden, I realized there are a few basic garden tools I skipped right by. This is a continuation of a longer post I wrote earlier. Gardening Gloves First and foremost, as it is the first thing I grab on my way out […]

Plant A Garden

Plant a garden of flowers, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, vines or berries – or a mixture of all. Your plant garden (aka green garden) is a healthy hobby which will bring you a steady food supply, keeps your body active and strong, and connects you with the earth you live on in unimaginable ways. One of […]

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 […]