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Transplanting Beets

Beet seedlings are best transplanted when they have four leaves.

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Mix Organic Vegetarian Plant Food

This recipe creates a perfect slow-release fertilizer. Add a large handful around each plant or toss in a smaller handful...

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Create vegetable transplant mix

• 1 bag mushroom manure • 10 shovels compost • 3 shovels peat moss • 1 cup (250 mL) rock dust • 1 cup...

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Make a Tomato Basil Appetizer

Use companion plants tomato and basil to make this delicious appetizer or addition to a summer meal.

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Row covers

To use a row cover, simply cover your crops at planting time, being sure to leave ample space between the...

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Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms

This simple portable garden is a great way to produce your own edible mushrooms, use up some shady garden space...

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Make Basil Pesto

2 cups (500 mL) basil, tightly packed 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) pine nuts 1/2 cup (125 mL) extra virgin olive oil 2 large...

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Organic pest control: A non-toxic solution

Use a non-toxic pesticide to get rid of pesky caterpillars and moth larvae

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19 Companion-Planting Tips

Does it make a difference in our gardens where things are planted? Do certain plants behave better when they're around...

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Oyster shell scale

Oyster shell scale (Lepidosaphes ulmi) is normally a sucking rather than a chewing insect. There can either be one or...

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Hanging Baskets 101

  Certainly, having a profusion of blooms close to eye level helps, as does the spherical shape of the hanging garden,

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Make Bumbleberry Pie

RECIPE: BUMBLEBERRY PIE Filling 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced 2 c. (500 mL) blueberries 2 c. (500 mL) blackberries...

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10 Deer-Resistant Moss Roses

It seems a good time for moss roses, once the darlings of Victorian society, to return to favour.

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Plant Container Potatoes

If wanting to grow potatoes, an easy way to sneak around problems such as bad soil or lack of space...

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Acid-loving Plant Care

How to amend the soil and care for acid-loving plants, plus a fantastic mulch recipe from Sheena Adams!

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B.C.'s Best Berries

While growing conditions are particularly good in our province's southwestern coastal region and through the southern interior, berry cultivars exist...

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