Category Archives: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Getting the Garden Ready for Winter

We have had an absolutely gorgeous fall here in Atlantic Canada.  Warm temperatures and sunny days  have meant the longest gardening season we have ever had.  I am still harvesting the odd lettuces and spinach, many of the herbs are still growing, and some of the plants (like the celery) have been tricked into sending…

Harvesting Herbs

  I know I haven’t been writing here as much as usual.  Thanks to all of you who have stuck with me through this busy time and still read my posts.  You mean the world to me! We have been extremely blessed this year with an abnormally mild fall.  Usually by this time my garden…

Garden Maintenance

Midsummer is one of the best times of the gardening year.  The big work of putting in the garden is over, the veggies are established, the annuals are blooming, and it is time to enjoy the fruits of our labours. Although the bulk of the work is done, a little bit of daily maintenance will…

July Garden Tour

Yesterday, hubby and I were treated to a garden tour in a nearby town.  Although the heat was stifling, we had a great day visiting some beautiful gardens and chatting with other gardeners.  It was really neat to see what other people had done with their gardens, what types of plants they grow, and how…

Garden Pests: Cucumber Beetles

We have been very lucky with our gardens the past few years that we have not had a lot of trouble with insects on our favourite crops. Not so this year. Not too long after they sprouted, the leaves of our squash, cucumber, and zucchini plants started to get holes in their leaves.  I must…

The Herbs in my Garden – Basil, Chives, and Cilantro

For the next few weeks, while the garden plants are settling in or sprouting, I thought I would feature the herbs that I grow in my garden.  Next to tomatoes, they are the garden plants I get asked about the most. I decided to begin with three fairly standard herbs, and the ones that most often find their…

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