Snake In The Garden
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It’s getting a little bit crowded in the neighbourhood. While planting potatoes in the back vegetable garden today my husband spotted a rather lazy garter snake. Despite making noise the snake didn’t move so of course my husband had to … Read More

The Last Onion
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The time has arrived — we are now down to the last of our winter stores from last year’s harvest. This week we enjoyed the last white onion and it was still crisp and fresh. Pretty good for something harvested … Read More

More Daffodils, Less Tulips
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Once again the rabbits enjoyed the tulips in my garden more than I did. In the past I’ve tried repellent and this year did drop a wire planter over a couple patches but with almost two acres to garden I … Read More

Protecting Seedlings From The Elements and Chipmunks
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Well it has been a busy couple of weeks. The early arrival of spring in our area pushed many plants ahead at least three weeks pulling forward my spring pruning schedule. Then the cold weather returned which meant watching the … Read More

More Easy Frost and Pest Protection Covers
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I like things to be as easy as possible when I garden and I’m always on the lookout for easier, and quicker, ways to do things. Right now high on my priority list is looking for better ways to protect … Read More

Time To Take Cover
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We are about to pay the piper. You just had to expect that the summer like weather wouldn’t stay and that we were likely in for a return to more normal temperatures and sure enough, here they come. Tonight they … Read More

Happy First Day Of Spring
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Happy first day of spring everyone. It’s finally arrived, that favourite day for gardeners although this year it seems a bit moot as the temperatures are more summer like. Buds are swelling early, the grass is turning green. For once … Read More

Canada Blooms: Four Hours … One Idea
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I just came back from this year’s Canada Blooms garden show in Toronto. It had been quite a few years since I last attended this show and I was looking forward to the day browsing for some new garden ideas. … Read More

Learning To Prune Fruit Trees
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Today was a perfect day to prune my crab apple trees. I have to admit that this was a task that needed to be done, but that I wasn’t looking forward to. I believe I’ve fairly well mastered the art … Read More

Vegetable Garden Planting Record
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If you haven’t noticed yet, I like to record everything. While this is largely a lot of fun, and mainly for my own interest, there is a practical need to keep yearly vegetable garden records. There is a mountain of … Read More

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