Edible Garden Newsletter December 2017 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter December 2017looks back on the successes failures surprises and lessons learned from our Master Gardeners. One gardener purchased a young artichoke and by the end of the season was eating one from her garden. Learn how to grow cook and enjoy. Hedgerows provide a barrier to mark a boundary provide privacy or prevent trespass. They also can act as a windbreak provide shelter. You can even improve its usefulness by making it…

Edible Garden Newsletter December 2017 - The Edible Garden Newsletter December 2017looks back on the successes failures surprises and lessons learned from our Master Gardeners. One gardener purchased a young artichoke and by the end of the season was eating one from her garden. Learn how to grow cook and enjoy. Hedgerows provide a barrier to mark a boundary provide privacy or prevent trespass. They also can act as a windbreak provide shelter. You can even improve its usefulness by making it…

Edible Garden Newsletter November 2017 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter November 2017 contains an Ode to the Chokecherry in an article about Progress and Regress on the Prairies and how much of the native fruit species and fruiting hedges have been plowed under to make way for mega farms. We learn how the factors that affect taste of vegetables and fruits are many and intertwined. Finally see how an Allotment Garden can ease the transition from life on a large rural country garden to a high…

Edible Garden Newsletter November 2017 - The Edible Garden Newsletter November 2017 contains an Ode to the Chokecherry in an article about Progress and Regress on the Prairies and how much of the native fruit species and fruiting hedges have been plowed under to make way for mega farms. We learn how the factors that affect taste of vegetables and fruits are many and intertwined. Finally see how an Allotment Garden can ease the transition from life on a large rural country garden to a high…

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2017 -  Edible Garden Newsletter October 2017 focuses on growing Currants shrubs and fruits that are as beautiful as they are edible. We also look at a popular garden myth the use of Epsom Salts to improve plant vigour. Finally we discuss the value in growing plants from Heritage Seeds.

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2017 - Edible Garden Newsletter October 2017 focuses on growing Currants shrubs and fruits that are as beautiful as they are edible. We also look at a popular garden myth the use of Epsom Salts to improve plant vigour. Finally we discuss the value in growing plants from Heritage Seeds.

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 Repost -  The Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 features an article that evaluates the favourite Heritage Tomatoes of the eighty the author has grown over the past 15 years. She discusses tomato terminology and describes the history behind that particular tomato. Bees are all the buzz in Horticultural circles and this month we describe various ways you can get your garden Bee Certified. Finally an article on the Legacy of the Three Sisters.

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 Repost - The Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 features an article that evaluates the favourite Heritage Tomatoes of the eighty the author has grown over the past 15 years. She discusses tomato terminology and describes the history behind that particular tomato. Bees are all the buzz in Horticultural circles and this month we describe various ways you can get your garden Bee Certified. Finally an article on the Legacy of the Three Sisters.

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 features an article that evaluates the favourite Heritage Tomatoes of the eighty the author has grown over the past 15 years. She discusses tomato terminology and describes the history behind that particular tomato. Bees are all the buzz in Horticultural circles and this month we describe various ways you can get your garden Bee Certified. Finally an article on the Legacy of the Three Sisters.

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 - The Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 features an article that evaluates the favourite Heritage Tomatoes of the eighty the author has grown over the past 15 years. She discusses tomato terminology and describes the history behind that particular tomato. Bees are all the buzz in Horticultural circles and this month we describe various ways you can get your garden Bee Certified. Finally an article on the Legacy of the Three Sisters.

Edible Garden Newsletter August 2017 -  Edible Garden Newsletter August 2017travels way back in time to visit the Monastic Gardens from the 1100's. We travel around the World in 80 plants with a review of a book by that same name. Love spinach but don't like how it bolts as the weather heats up then learn all about Malabar Spinach. Finally our 3 part Drought Buster series wraps up.

Edible Garden Newsletter August 2017 - Edible Garden Newsletter August 2017travels way back in time to visit the Monastic Gardens from the 1100's. We travel around the World in 80 plants with a review of a book by that same name. Love spinach but don't like how it bolts as the weather heats up then learn all about Malabar Spinach. Finally our 3 part Drought Buster series wraps up.

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2017 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter July 2017 continues our series on Drought Busters. This month we focus on Berms and Basins. Given the patterns of weather we are now experiencing--excessive rainfall alternating with drought and heat we need every trick we can devise to create resilient gardens. Learn about tricks and tips to keep weeds under control. Plant once and harvest many times using "Cut and Come Again" vegetables. Finally our pollinator series…

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2017 - The Edible Garden Newsletter July 2017 continues our series on Drought Busters. This month we focus on Berms and Basins. Given the patterns of weather we are now experiencing--excessive rainfall alternating with drought and heat we need every trick we can devise to create resilient gardens. Learn about tricks and tips to keep weeds under control. Plant once and harvest many times using "Cut and Come Again" vegetables. Finally our pollinator series…

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2017 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter for June 2017 A resilient gardener must prepare in advance for hot dry summers. Over the next three issues we focus on drought busting solutions. This issue concentrates on your garden topography. We also explore the history and usage for four perennial herbs. Finally our pollinator series continues with a not very popular pollinator and introduce a way you can become a backyard scientist.

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2017 - The Edible Garden Newsletter for June 2017 A resilient gardener must prepare in advance for hot dry summers. Over the next three issues we focus on drought busting solutions. This issue concentrates on your garden topography. We also explore the history and usage for four perennial herbs. Finally our pollinator series continues with a not very popular pollinator and introduce a way you can become a backyard scientist.

Edible Garden Newsletter April 2017 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter April 2017 focuses on starting seeds and growing vegetables that are adapted to cool starts. We take you from starting a few seeds through to Vegetable gardens that have the real "Wow" factor. We show you how you can avoid laying out big bucks for plant starting equipment by using items from your recycle bin and even how to make soil blocks so you can avoid pots completely. Finally we continue our Pollinator Series with an…

Edible Garden Newsletter April 2017 - The Edible Garden Newsletter April 2017 focuses on starting seeds and growing vegetables that are adapted to cool starts. We take you from starting a few seeds through to Vegetable gardens that have the real "Wow" factor. We show you how you can avoid laying out big bucks for plant starting equipment by using items from your recycle bin and even how to make soil blocks so you can avoid pots completely. Finally we continue our Pollinator Series with an…

Edible Garden Newsletter March 2017 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter for March 2017 is full of information. In this issue we talk about where Carrot seeds come from and how you can grow and collect your own carrot seeds. Our summers are either rain every day or long periods of drought. Learn how to create a water efficient garden. You too can grow cherries in Eastern Ontario. We also continue our Pollinator series with a brief article on Hummingbirds as pollinators.

Edible Garden Newsletter March 2017 - The Edible Garden Newsletter for March 2017 is full of information. In this issue we talk about where Carrot seeds come from and how you can grow and collect your own carrot seeds. Our summers are either rain every day or long periods of drought. Learn how to create a water efficient garden. You too can grow cherries in Eastern Ontario. We also continue our Pollinator series with a brief article on Hummingbirds as pollinators.

Edible Garden Newsletter February 2017 -  Edible Garden Newsletter February 2017As any gardener dealing with the vagaries of weather and pest infestations can tell you our natural world is a complex system! Repeating or cyclical patterns make it a little easier to understand. Cyclical events in nature range from daily cycles of light and dark to millennia-long cycles in the tilt and wobble of the earth which affect how much sunlight and heat reaches our planet. The study of these cyclical…

Edible Garden Newsletter February 2017 - Edible Garden Newsletter February 2017As any gardener dealing with the vagaries of weather and pest infestations can tell you our natural world is a complex system! Repeating or cyclical patterns make it a little easier to understand. Cyclical events in nature range from daily cycles of light and dark to millennia-long cycles in the tilt and wobble of the earth which affect how much sunlight and heat reaches our planet. The study of these cyclical…

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017 -  Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017. The New Year is a time to make resolutions about improving our lives. Gardeners too want to improve our gardens. In this newsletter the Master Gardeners from Ottawa Carleton and Lanark County share their New Years Resolutions. Maybe some of those resolutions will apply to your garden. We complete our series on herbs by demonstrating various methods for drying and storing herbs. Happy New Year to you.

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017 - Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017. The New Year is a time to make resolutions about improving our lives. Gardeners too want to improve our gardens. In this newsletter the Master Gardeners from Ottawa Carleton and Lanark County share their New Years Resolutions. Maybe some of those resolutions will apply to your garden. We complete our series on herbs by demonstrating various methods for drying and storing herbs. Happy New Year to you.

Edible Garden Newsletter December 2016 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter December 2016continues with our feature on How to Garden All Year Round. We also help bring the taste of the garden with an article on Fresh Herbs that includes information on growing and using herbs. Finally as Christmas is approaching we have included recipes from the cookbooks of our own Master Gardeners. Hope you enjoy.

Edible Garden Newsletter December 2016 - The Edible Garden Newsletter December 2016continues with our feature on How to Garden All Year Round. We also help bring the taste of the garden with an article on Fresh Herbs that includes information on growing and using herbs. Finally as Christmas is approaching we have included recipes from the cookbooks of our own Master Gardeners. Hope you enjoy.

Edible Garden Newsletter 2016 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter 2016demonstrates ways gardeners can do what they love all year round. We also start a new series demonstrating different methods of preserving herbs this month focusing on freezing them. Finally for the frugal gardener how long will your surplus seeds last and how to test if they are still viable.

Edible Garden Newsletter 2016 - The Edible Garden Newsletter 2016demonstrates ways gardeners can do what they love all year round. We also start a new series demonstrating different methods of preserving herbs this month focusing on freezing them. Finally for the frugal gardener how long will your surplus seeds last and how to test if they are still viable.

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2016 -  The Edible Garden Newsletter for October 2016--October is a prime time for creating new garden beds. This month's newsletter is a "how to" on using recycled materials to create beautiful and useful garden beds. It encourages you to grow the Thanksgiving favourite herb Sage and helps you find ways to fight the dreaded Asparagus Beetle. Don't forget that October is also the month to plant Garlic. Want to know how? Revisit the October 2014 Edible Garden…

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2016 - The Edible Garden Newsletter for October 2016--October is a prime time for creating new garden beds. This month's newsletter is a "how to" on using recycled materials to create beautiful and useful garden beds. It encourages you to grow the Thanksgiving favourite herb Sage and helps you find ways to fight the dreaded Asparagus Beetle. Don't forget that October is also the month to plant Garlic. Want to know how? Revisit the October 2014 Edible Garden…

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2016 - focuses on the wonderful world of Squash, both winter and summer.  Winter Squash is a delicious and nutritious vegetable that can be stored and used almost all winter long without any elaborate storage processes.  We also share our Love of Lavender, an exotic plant that is beautiful and delicious and introduce you to the ancient, myth filled world of the Dragonfly.

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2016 - focuses on the wonderful world of Squash, both winter and summer. Winter Squash is a delicious and nutritious vegetable that can be stored and used almost all winter long without any elaborate storage processes. We also share our Love of Lavender, an exotic plant that is beautiful and delicious and introduce you to the ancient, myth filled world of the Dragonfly.

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