Saturday, October 21, 2017

Yes, you may start your tomatoes

 by David Hinks As you may recall from last week’s column I was busy planting seeds - eggplant, pepper and a half-dozen other vegetables. Pepper...

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...

A little friendly gardening competition reaps big benefits for Lanark County Food Bank

A conversation with two green thumbs. Issued on May 1st, the Workers’ Day, the ‘Great Veggie Grow-off’ has ‘pitted’ the towns of Mississippi Mills, Carleton...

Gardening in Almonte: Delicious garlic scapes

 by David Hinks The flower/seed heads that grow on a long stem from the middle of the garlic plant are called ‘scapes’. They can be...

Yard of the Week: Deanna Barry and Clem Pelot

August 17 At 141 Bay Road in Clayton, Deanna Barry and Clem Pelot have crafted an inviting yard bursting with personal touches amid native plants...

Gardening in Almonte: Plants just wanna’ grow!

by David Hinks  I have been checking the geraniums that I potted up last week for signs of growth – these had been pulled from...

Gardening in Almonte: More on Invasive Plants

More on Japanese Knotweed The cards and letters keep on coming! I received a further comment from a reader to the effect that Japanese Knotweed...

Gardening in Mississippi Mills: Finally, Spring is in sight!

by David Hinks The geraniums that I potted up nearly two weeks ago are finally starting to show signs of growth. The following photo shows...

Gardening in Mississippi Mills: Putting community in community gardening

by David Hinks Transplanting Workshop The fourth in a series of very successful organic vegetable growing workshops took place on Saturday. This was a hands-on transplanting...

Gardening in Almonte: Don’t get Mother Nature irate!

  Apparently my complaints the last two weeks that my garden was still bone dry and that it was impossible to keep everything watered was...
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