Growing Strawberries: Sweet Taste of Spring

Sweet juicy strawberries, available in supermarkets and your local farmers’ market, are a sure sign that the spring growing season has arrived. But why not grow your own? Did you know you can easily grow four strawberry plants in as little as one square foot of dirt! That means you can grow strawberries in containers

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Hostas – The Perfect Shade Perennials

Hostas (or Plantain Lilies) are a beautiful and very diverse group of hardy perennials that are perfect for shady areas. There are about 40 species and thousands of cultivars. You won’t choose hostas for their flowers. It’s the stunning and diverse foliage that is the attraction with these plants. With a vast selection of cultivars to

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7 Questions to Consider Before Choosing a Greenhouse

Have you been thinking about choosing a greenhouse to extend your growing season? You’ve been growing some of your own vegetables for a while, enjoying the fresh taste of home-grown organic foods. Now you’d like to have a way to grow fresh lettuce, chard, peas and other favourites in colder months. And a greenhouse will

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How to Grow a Small Space Vegetable Garden

Want to grow some of your own vegetables, but don’t have much space? Not everyone has a yard with room for a garden, so we’ve put together some ideas for growing a small space vegetable garden. If your space is limited, then containers on a patio or balcony may be the way to go. Perhaps

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24 Ways to Grow Vertical and Use Your Garden Space Efficiently

Have you always wanted to grow more — more flowers, more veggies, or more herbs? But you aren’t sure how you can, with the limited space you have available. You’d also appreciate a garden that’s easier to water, with less bending and lifting, and fewer weeds and pests. And you could really use a privacy screen around

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The 4 Best Organic Fertilizers for an Amazing Tomato Crop

  You can almost taste them already — juicy ripe organic tomatoes, fresh, ripe and warm from the sun. This is the year you’ve promised yourself to be ready to grow the best tomato crop by setting yourself up for growing success right from the get-go. And that means beginning with the best possible fertilizers so you

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How to Create an Amazing Garden When You Only Have a Tiny Balcony

I hear you. You hate your barren balcony. A couple of dusty plastic chairs faded by the sun and a wonky-legged table are all it holds. It’s so ugly you avoid looking at it, let alone sitting there. Yet you’ve seen and envied beautiful balconies — ones with lush tomato plants hung with red fruit or others

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