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Planning Your Fall Garden

You waited all winter to plant your spring garden and after that last frost (finally!) you were able to plant. You harvested all of your fruits and vegetables with pride and joy this summer. Don’t get comfortable yet though, there’s still time to plant more.

How to Attract Beneficial Birds

There are many birds that are helpful in the garden, and there are those that are not. Here’s how to attract the right ones.

Ladybugs, A Gardener’s Best Friend

While we often focus on the “bad bugs” we forget there are many “good bugs” that reside in our gardens as well, some are actually necessary for the success of our fruits and veggies.

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Diary of a Vegetable Gardener – White Mold

I read a lot about hilling with straw before deciding to use that as well. Never, did I encounter anything about white mold. I instantly googled “white mold in growing potatoes.”

Harvest Only Challenge

What a gorgeous harvest! Mark is undertaking a fantastic challenge of only eating food he can produce on his own property, for three whole weeks! Have you ever tried a similar challenge? Let us know how it turned out!

How-To: Plant, Harvest & Cure Garlic

I grow homegrown garlic each year because it has ten times more flavor than garlic in the grocery store. Bonus, it’s easy to grow – all you need is patience.

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Planning Your Fall Garden

You waited all winter to plant your spring garden and after that last frost (finally!) you were able to plant. You harvested all of your fruits and vegetables with pride and joy this summer. Don’t get comfortable yet though, there’s still time to plant more.

How to Attract Beneficial Birds

There are many birds that are helpful in the garden, and there are those that are not. Here’s how to attract the right ones.

Ladybugs, A Gardener’s Best Friend

While we often focus on the “bad bugs” we forget there are many “good bugs” that reside in our gardens as well, some are actually necessary for the success of our fruits and veggies.

The Vegetable Gardening Book You Need

If you are new to gardening or are looking for a better way to stay organized and on schedule with planting and harvesting, this is a great resource.

Pilar’s Adventures in Vertical Gardening

This month we’re featuring a community member who ventured into vertically growing watermelon! Meet Pilar Cutler and discover her amazing pantyhose hanging watermelon that she lovingly grows in a small town in Virginia, USA.

Repurposing in the Garden

Check out the amazing repurposing of this ladder from Mona!! Not only is it a fantastic trellis, but look how cute it is with the birdhouse on top! How do you repurpose things in your garden?

How to Grow Cucumbers

Cucumbers fresh from the garden, sliced with a little bit of salt, are so much better than what you get from the grocery store. Garden cucumbers are so fresh and delicious and pretty straightforward to grow on your own!

Canine Approved!

What a great harvest from Marie! We love that her dogs get to tag along with her. Do you have any pets that “help” you tend the garden? We’d love to see them below!

What on Earth is Moon Gardening?

Moon Gardening — What is that? You may ask. Sure, it sounds like some sort of psychedelic experience, doesn’t it? Or maybe something out of a sci-fi story! Curious? Read on to discover what moon gardening is all about.

All About Tomatoes

Read on to learn all about tomatoes including fun facts, health benefits, how to grow tomatoes, how to identify and treat diseases and pests.

Harvest Only Challenge

What a gorgeous harvest! Mark is undertaking a fantastic challenge of only eating food he can produce on his own property, for three whole weeks! Have you ever tried a similar challenge? Let us know how it turned out!

Gardening with Children

Gardening with children can be an amazing and fun learning opportunity for the whole family.

Refrigerator Pickles

We are loving the colors in these “refrigerator pickles” by mustloveherbs! What is your favorite go-to pickling recipe?

Emily’s Canned Cucumbers

Our awesome moderator Emily posted her process of canning cucumbers over the weekend! Are you feeling inspired?

Bush Beans – An Easy Going Plant

Bush beans are the dandelion of the vegetable world, not that they’re a weed, but that they will grow anywhere and everywhere.

How to Grow Potatoes

Growing potatoes in the ground is much easier than you might think. If you’re new to growing potatoes, you’ll love how simple it is. Potatoes are an easy crop that need little attention.

Pearl and her Farmacy Farmstand

Pearl is an extremely knowledgeable, delightful and positive member of our Vegetable Garden group on Facebook who gardens in a small town in Northern Illinois, USA.

Diary of a Vegetable Gardener – White Mold

I read a lot about hilling with straw before deciding to use that as well. Never, did I encounter anything about white mold. I instantly googled “white mold in growing potatoes.”

Acceptance and Prevention of Garden Pests

Insects, often referred to as garden pests, are a natural part of the cycle of growing food. Don’t fret, it means your garden is alive but let’s take a closer look into finding some balance.

Summer Squash Grow Guide

Our guide to get your summer squash from seed to table. These fast-growers can produce large amounts of fruits, resulting in summer long harvests.

Donna’s Life Long Gardening Journey

Introducing our new series, “gardenstead spotlight.” Where we highlight people like Donna, whose gardening passion travelled with her from Guyana, South America to Canada.

Hardening-Off Seedlings

When you grow vegetables and flowers from seed inside your home, there is one very important step called “hardening off” that you need to take before planting outside.

Companion Planting Guide

When planted next to each other some plants can help one another thrive in the garden. This is commonly referred to as ‘companion planting.’

Goodbye to Leggy Seedlings

If you’re new to using grow lights you may be surprised by just how close your seedlings need to be them. It’s close! It’s very very close!

What is: “As Soon As The Soil Can Be Worked?”

“As soon as the soil can be worked,” may be a phrase you’ve come across when reading about when to start your garden. This vague phrase may have you scratching your head in confusion.

How to Grow Kale

Due to its resilient nature kale is suitable to grow in hardiness zones 2-10. Which is pretty much all of them! It’s a cool-weather crop which makes it ideal for spring or fall harvests.

How-To: Plant, Harvest & Cure Garlic

I grow homegrown garlic each year because it has ten times more flavor than garlic in the grocery store. Bonus, it’s easy to grow – all you need is patience.

Buying Seedlings – A Guide for Success

If you’ve ever found yourself at your local garden centre gazing upon rows of seedlings, feeling overwhelmed and not knowing what to buy – this short comprehensive guide is for you.

Ten Tips for Planting Tomatoes

One of the most popular homegrown vegetables is the good ol’ tomato. These tips can be applied to planting tomatoes in the ground, in a raised bed or into a large container.

Cindy’s First Veggie Garden

Follow and experiment alongside Cindy, who is embarking on a summer long project of planting her first veggie garden from seed.

Planting Peas

Easy “Pea-sy” Pea Planting

A step-by-step guide to planting peas. Plus, a little experiment on whether to soak or not to soak peas before you plant them.

Growing Carrots In Containers - Update 1

Carrots in Containers: Update

Watch the video above to see how our growing carrots in a container project is progressing.

Growing Carrots In Containers

Maybe you’ve tried carrots in the past only to have grown a wee little thing that might somewhat resemble a carrot. I’m here to urge you to try again BUT in a container!

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Five Veggies to Grow from Seed

Growing vegetables from seed shouldn’t be daunting. The following five veggies are easy for beginners to grow from seed – in the ground, a raised bed, or in a container.

Getting Started: Growing From Seed

Seed starting is as personal and diverse as gardeners themselves. But if buying seedlings that are ready to plant is so easy… why commit the time and energy to grow from seed?

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Why I Grow… Tomatillos

If you were to ask me: “Jaz, what’s your favorite crop to grow in the garden right now?” My answer would be the diligent, delightful and delicious garden goodie: the tomatillo.

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Planning Your Fall Garden

You waited all winter to plant your spring garden and after that last frost (finally!) you were able to plant. You harvested all of your fruits and vegetables with pride and joy this summer. Don’t get comfortable yet though, there’s still time to plant more.

How to Attract Beneficial Birds

There are many birds that are helpful in the garden, and there are those that are not. Here’s how to attract the right ones.

Ladybugs, A Gardener’s Best Friend

While we often focus on the “bad bugs” we forget there are many “good bugs” that reside in our gardens as well, some are actually necessary for the success of our fruits and veggies.

The Vegetable Gardening Book You Need

If you are new to gardening or are looking for a better way to stay organized and on schedule with planting and harvesting, this is a great resource.

Pilar’s Adventures in Vertical Gardening

This month we’re featuring a community member who ventured into vertically growing watermelon! Meet Pilar Cutler and discover her amazing pantyhose hanging watermelon that she lovingly grows in a small town in Virginia, USA.

Repurposing in the Garden

Check out the amazing repurposing of this ladder from Mona!! Not only is it a fantastic trellis, but look how cute it is with the birdhouse on top! How do you repurpose things in your garden?