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Don’t Plant Winter Rye Until You Read This!

April 20, 2017

Winter rye might not be the solution to all your problems. Last winter I was looking for a solution to help my soil due to some root knot and poor soil. You can read about it here. In looking at all my options I deemed that a cover crop would be the best solution to […]


How To Build A Compost Bin Out Of Wire Fencing

April 16, 2017

Time to build a compost bin. Last spring our composter fell apart. It was very old and the wood had rotted away. As I only had the one, I was always having to take the uncomposted material off the top to get at the good stuff at the bottom. Not an ideal situation. So looking […]


Rose Garden… Neglected No More

April 14, 2017

I have had a rose garden for at 6 years and before that, the roses lived for 3 years in pots. These roses I’m sorry to say, have been neglected, abused and have know thirst and still, they bloom their hearts out. When they were in pots, I just kept them watered. I never fertilised […]


How To Plant Onion Transplants In A Raised Garden

April 8, 2017

There are many ways to plant onion transplants in a raised garden or any garden for that matter. Below is the method that I’m using this year to create a wonderful harvest for the fall. I got my transplant a couple of weeks ago but didn’t have the soil prepared yet to plant them. My favourite is […]


Green Manure Cover Crops – Winter Rye

April 6, 2017

This winter I planted what is called green manure cover crops. These are plants that are beneficial to the soil by enriching it and adding much-needed nutrients. It was my first foray into cover crops as normally I put cardboard over my raised beds for the winter and by spring it is either decomposed or […]


Can I Mulch Strawberries With Sawdust?

March 31, 2017

Last year I planted a bed of strawberries that had a lot of weeds in it and I found that for most of the summer I was picking out weeds instead of strawberries. So, this year I’m trying something different based on few requirements: Wanted to keep the strawberries out of the dirt Take care […]


7 Reasons to Sow Your Own Seeds

March 26, 2017

1) You Get What You Plant When you sow your own seeds, you get exactly the plants and produce that you want. The seed producers are very careful as to what goes into the package and I’ve always had good results from them. One year I bought some acorn squash seedlings and they all turned […]


It’s All About The Soil – Have You Tested It Lately?

March 20, 2017

When you are gardening, it’s all about the soil. It doesn’t matter what kind of plants or seeds you have if you don’t have the right soil to grow them in, they won’t flourish and produce. I know this for a fact as when my initial raised garden beds were built, we purchased soil from […]

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