Rain parade

Rain is a gift.  Nature rains down moisture this time of year to produce May flowers, and much more.  Without it, our gardens would...

The Golden Days of Planting

t is early April and if you are like most Canadians, you are waiting for the long weekend of May to do your planting....

Seed Money

The threshold of the gardening season features the season opener, likely in your kitchen: seed starting. Now is the perfect time to get going...

Small garden gardening

Raised flower beds like this one can help your plants absorb the heat of the sun earlier in the season. The condos that sprout...

Getting Started

No matter what the weather, the calendar tells us it is spring. We know that warmer temperatures are ahead of us and there will...

A Year of Garden Celebration

Gardens have never been a bigger part of Canadian life. In the spring of 2020, we saw the largest growth in home vegetable gardening since...

This Won’t Hurt a Bit

Moving house is an adventure. In 2003, Mark and his wife Mary built their dream home in the country, an adventure indeed.  At the time...

Everything We Need to Know We Learned from Tomatoes

Home and Garden Mark and Ben Cullen Is it any wonder that tomatoes are by far the #1 most home-grown vegetable?  And yes, we know they...

Five Ways to Multiply Your Garden Riches

RRSP season. Time to think of how you are going to invest for the new year. Looked at from an investment point of view,...

Simple Tips to Make Your Garden a Climate Change Solution

Gardeners are very much aware of climate change. The act of gardening draws our attention to it every day. As Canadians march uneasily towards our 2030...