The winter seems to drag on and on this time of year for the avid gardeners in Southern Ontario who can hardly wait to get outside to work at one of their favorite hobbies. But don’t despair, there is a very pleasant way to extend our all too short growing season by starting your own
Jim Fitzgerald has shared the presentation he made to the Stratford Horticultural Society. Lots of good stuff in this 30 minute presentation!
The book by Amy Stross, published in 2017, is a treasure trove of useful tips for busy people who would like to grow some of their own food. With more people moving to the suburbs (about 50% of Americans now live in suburbs), the impact of converting lawns to small micro-farms would have tremendous impact
As I am writing this, most Canadians are physically distancing themselves to prevent spread of the virus. I would suggest planning a garden is a great way to deal with these uncertain times. It is a great at home activity, provides for healthy eating, and exercise and is great for children as well. Gardening can
There is snow on the ground, but the earth is not yet frozen to any significant depth. You can plant garlic now and it’s fairly simple. You’ll be so proud of yourself next summer and there will be no more need to purchase garlic at the grocery store. Buy garlic for cooking carefully, by the
Another slide presentation from Jim Fitzgerald, Master Gardener.
Check out the slide presentation from Jim Fitzgerald, Master Gardener, on starting your own seeds.
Have you ever thought of starting plants from seed like tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, flowers, and peppers but thought it might be too hard or you would be killing them before they even get started? Many of the plants you purchase at the nurseries are the same varieties. Starting seeds indoors allows you to grow a
Gardening has for some folks (including me at first) just two seasons of growing vegetables spring and summer when there are actually 4 seasons, spring, summer, fall, and, winter. Many gardeners seem to have a misconception that it is difficult to plant vegetables in the fall. In actuality it is fairly easy! There are two