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My Backyard Has Gone To The Birds

August 17, 2018

I have been wildlife gardening in my backyard without even know it. The definition of wildlife gardening according to Wikipedia – “A wildlife garden is an environment created by a gardener that serves as a sustainable haven for surrounding wildlife.” It goes on to say: Building a successful garden suitable for local wildlife is best accomplished […]

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What Does One Do With 42 Pounds Of Zucchini?

August 15, 2018

Talk about an excess of zucchini! What does one do with 42 pounds of it? Short of trying to give it away to everyone I know and a stranger I met on the street, I was still left with 42 lbs. My zucchinis have been prolific this year and I had planted 3 plus a patty pan […]

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Garden Explosion

July 20, 2018

It appears that come July there is a garden explosion! In June I was lamenting the state of the garden thinking that I’d planted too little, too late and not enough in between. Whereas in fact, I seem to have planted too much, too close and just at the right time. In July the garden […]

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Every Garden Needs Beer Cans And Bridal Veils

June 16, 2018

From my experience, every garden needs beer cans and bridal veils and I never knew it until this year. In all the years that I’ve had a garden, you would have thought that I would have tried most of the tips and tricks out there, but as in my last post (read here) there is […]

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Best Pinterest Gardening Tip

June 8, 2018

All of us have favourite tips that we’ve found depending on our needs and what I’m going to share with you is the best Pinterest gardening tip that I have found. Now there are lots of gardening tips on Pinterest and it’s a wonderful site for getting ideas. If you go to Pinterest and type […]

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How Much Would It Cost To Start A Garden?

May 8, 2018

The other day I was in Lee Valley fawning over all their gardening tools a thought came to my mind… “How much would it cost to start a garden?” Now first, if you have never been to Lee Valley you don’t know what you are missing. They have the coolest stuff and tools and I […]

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Improving The Soil In Raised Garden Beds

April 27, 2018

Improving the soil in raised garden beds is an ongoing process. I have been gardening for a number of years now and am always looking for new ways to make the soil better. Using raised beds I find it so much easier to garden than the traditional in-ground garden. The type of raised beds I’m referring […]

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Hugelkultur Test Results

January 11, 2018

Finally… the Hugelkultur test results! Last year in May we created a new raised garden bed using the hugelkultur method. I called it a modified hugelkultur and you can read about it here. During the summer I compared it to my regular raised garden bed and here are the results. In the hugelkultur bed, I had planted […]

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January And Still Harvesting From The Garden

January 4, 2018

It’s January here and we are still harvesting from the garden on the West Coast of Canada. And everything is DELICIOUS! Imagine going out to your garden to pick vegetable for dinner in January? Now I know all of you living on the west coast are saying “big deal”, but after visiting my family on […]

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

December 18, 2017

This year I got my Christmas present early and as the saying goes… “it’s the gift that keeps on giving”. Actually, it was my sister that said that when I mentioned what I wanted for Christmas. So, when Rob asked me what I wanted, I mentally did a scan of what I really and truly […]

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