Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gardening in Almonte: Summertime!

 by David Hinks All of a sudden summer is here and my completely unrealistic expectations and plans for gardening are now colliding with the limitations...

Gardening in Almonte: Taking the plunge!

 by David Hinks The weather has remained unsettled with some very cool nights. I am still holding off on transplanting into the garden the very...

Gardening in Almonte: Are you a risk taker?

 by David Hinks  The Victoria Day rule for planting the garden is an important rule for heat-loving and frost-sensitive plants. Looking ahead for the week...

Gardening in Almonte: A Return to more Seasonable Weather

by David Hinks  The weather has changed with a vengeance and we are facing over-night temperatures that can kill frost sensitive vegetables. As I mentioned...

Almonte and District Horticultural society contributes to the community

by Marilyn Snedden Saturday morning the Almonte and District Horticultural Society held a very successful plant sale at the Library parking lot. The cold drizzly weather was a...

What happened to spring?

 by David Hinks All of a sudden it’s summer – but hold off on planting any of those heat loving plants that are very sensitive...

Outdoor planting in full swing

 by David Hinks On a sunny day last week I prepared a raised bed for planting some early greens. My goal was to create a...

Is it safe to go outdoors?

 by David Hinks We hoped last week that the soil in the raised beds would soon be dry enough to plant a couple of bags...

Finishing the indoor planting

 by David Hinks Another week and it still feels like winter is dragging on forever. However the forecast for the next week is more promising....

Time to be patient and to dream

 by David Hinks Some days it seems like winter is dragging on forever. But then this year is a much more typical year than last...
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