Vegetable Planting Schedule for Cabbage Plus Growing Tips

planting schedule and growing tips for cabbage
February 8, 2016 0 Comments

Admittedly not everyone’s favourite vegetable, but those who do love it, can not live without it!  It’s an absolute must have for the sauerkraut connoisseurs of the world, and not to mention, how on earth could you have cabbage rolls, and delicious coleslaw, without the cabbage?  But cabbage is tough to grow, and I have …

Vegetable Planting Schedule: Starting Seeds Indoors

February 1, 2016 0 Comments

Get your gardening season off to a fabulous start with a vegetable planting schedule for starting seeds indoors. Starting seeds indoors is a great way to give your plants a head start, likely get you a better yield, and once those seedlings start sprouting, you will be encouraged and inspired to carry on.  There’s nothing …

How to Grow Your Own Pumpkins

September 9, 2015 0 Comments

How to Grow Your Own Pumpkins There is something so quintessentially satisfying about growing your own food. It gets even better when you grow your own pumpkins.  By growing even one pumpkin you can grow your own Halloween decoration, and then you can take that same decoration, and eat it.  How awesome is that?  For …

Give Your Garden a Fairy Tale Look

Give Your Garden a Fairy Tale Look by Planting Lupines
August 7, 2015 0 Comments

  “and when she saw lupine flowers blooming outside her window, she knew just what she would do to make the world a more beautiful place”  Barbara Cooney, Miss Rumphius   Fairy Tale Garden Lupines are a hardy perennial that very easily self seed.  The tall brightly coloured spires really do create a fairy tale …

Warm Up Your Fall Garden With Yellow Orange and Red

July 26, 2015 0 Comments

  Choose these warm coloured blooms, for your fall garden.   I would typically start out by telling you that Fall is my very favourite season.  I hesitate a wee bit this year though because last winter was so long, and this summer has gone too quickly.  So this year instead of longing for the colours, …

Intro to Botany – Studying Seeds

May 14, 2015 0 Comments

  In order to provide the best care to our gardens, it can be really helpful to learn about the plants we are growing, and how they grow.The best place to learn anything, is from the beginning… so this marks part two of ‘Garden Botany 101’ series.  You can read all about plants cells and structure in …

Intro to Botany : Cells and Tissues

Introduction to Botany - A high level look at the basic cell structure of plants. Botany 101 starting at the beginning with cells and tissues
April 12, 2015 0 Comments

While I study to become a master gardener and take a high-level look at some basic botany, I was hoping that some of you might like to geek out with me.   And really, what better place to start than at the beginning?  (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience) In order to provide the …

ReUse Anything to Start Your Seedlings

Upcycle, Recycle, Reuse Anything and Everything from newspaper to plastic jugs to start your seedlings
April 9, 2015 0 Comments

 Pick through your recycling bin for your next set of pots for Seed Starting – Grow food, save the world.  And money, save money.       That’s right, anything. If you are already interested in growing your own vegetables, flowers and plants you’re already doing your part as far as I’m concerned.  However, with anything …

Vegetable Planting Schedule

March 7, 2015 0 Comments

Here is your vegetable planting schedule.  Having a continuous harvest garden is a nice way to ensure you have a variety of fresh home grown vegetables all season.  In some cases it may mean you get to enjoy your earlier harvests, and plan to preserve the last harvest for the upcoming winter.  I know, I know, it’s …

Top Ten Seed Starting Ideas

Top Ten Seed Starting Ideas
February 20, 2015 0 Comments

I have here for you, the top ten seed starting ideas.  Starting seeds in late winter is a great way to feel productive and also a wonderful way to ward off the winter blues and blahs.  I have put together a list of the best ideas out there for getting your seeds started, and to …