Saturday, April 29, 2017

Gardening in Almonte: Getting ready for winter

A visit to the Augusta Park Community Garden on Saturday offered some stark contrasts between plants that can deal with freezing temperatures and those...

Gardening in Almonte: Give me 5 tons to turn hunger around

On a drizzly Saturday October 8 about 30 enthusiastic gardeners, food bank volunteers, media and municipal leaders gathered in front of Smiths Falls Town...

Gardening in Almonte: Once a Gardener Always a Gardener!

While wandering through the Almonte Farmers’ Market a week ago Saturday I made the acquaintance of Carolyn Della Foresta, the Administrator of Country Haven...

Gardening in Almonte: More Signs of Fall!

While we had a light frost a week ago Sunday, most gardeners escaped with very little damage to their vegetable gardens. I find that...

Gardening in Almonte: Signs of Fall!

I had the privilege to participate in the Agricultural Awareness activity at the Carp Fair on Friday morning as nine classes of Grade 4/5...

Gardening in Almonte: Great Veggie Grow-off Final Weigh-in

Many citizens of our fine community have worked long and hard to grow some extra healthy, nutritious and organic food to share with their...

Gardening in Almonte: Harvesting Sweets

I arose yesterday morning to an outdoor temperature of six degrees – granted this was in a rural area that is usually a few...

Gardening in Almonte: Gone to Flower!

About a month ago I wrote about the globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus). It is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food crop.  Apart from...

Yard of the Week

The final yard of the week for 2016 is at the home of Jennifer and John Liddle at 315 King Street, Almonte. There are a...

Gardening in Almonte: A Sizzling Hot August!

This has been a great summer for vegetables that like lots of sun and heat – this includes tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans, sweet potatoes...
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