Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gardening in Almonte: Fruit Trees 101, February 25

This column, if truth be told, constitutes a shameless promotion of a workshop on fruit trees to be held this coming Saturday morning February...

Gardening in Almonte: A time to sow!

Seedy Saturday Once again Seedy Saturday in Almonte, held Saturday at the Civitan Club, was an unqualified success thanks to Johvi Leeck, a young entrepreneur...

Gardening in Almonte: Planting a seed

I spent a week with family in Arizona in mid-December and had the chance to do some bird-watching with grandkids. Six-year old Joe was...

Horticultural Society 2017 season gears up

JANUARY 23rd START OF THE ALMONTE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY YEAR The gardening season is just around the corner.  Why not get ready by preparing...

Gardening in Almonte: Highlight of 2016

Looking back over 2016 I am amazed at all the great stuff that happened on the vegetable-growing front in our community. This is very...

Gardening in Almonte: A Tale of Two Markets

At great physical and mental risk, I visited two Christmas markets on Saturday morning. First on the list was the Carp Market – my...

Gardening in Almonte: Be Fruitful

Growing up on a dairy farm, I always suspected that my dad’s first love was not the cattle but rather his small orchard of...

Gardening in Almonte: Augusta Park before the Snow

  A Tale of Two Bridges I did a walk-through of Augusta Park on Saturday just before the end of another halcyon day of unseasonably mild...

Gardening in Almonte: Food for Thought

I have written many times about growing our own local food and the importance of food security in our community. One of the most...

Gardening in Almonte: The Hoop House Revisited

A snowfall of close to 10 centimetres last Thursday was an incredible shock to the system. Friday morning the vegetables in local gardens were...
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