Cut Through the Dining Doldrums
FREE | 20 Recipes for Simple Dining Book

Eating simple, healthy meals doesn't have to be boring. No more plain baked chicken and plain salad.

Manures: The Best One for the Job

Each spring gardeners load their soil up with composts and manures. But of the many products available, which is best...

Plant Companions: Carrots & Cosmos

Carrots and cosmos get along wonderfully in the garden. Not only do the ferny carrot tops and cosmos leaves create...

Deer-Proof with Meat Mead

For the past two years I have been using meat meal to deter deer. At the first sign of deer...

Grow a Strawberry Tower

The second pot will sit 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in.) deep in the soil and be quite...

Edible Vines

Vines are a great way to grow a garden "up," especially wonderful if you are short on space.

Growing Melons

  Melons need a minimum of 80 hot summer days. If you live in an area where summers are shorter, consider...

Mulch: a Garden Miracle

Reuse garden waste to enrich the soil and protect from invading weeds, erosion and frost.

The Wonders of Water Gardening

Done right, water gardening is rich with rewards, but ensure you do your homework to avoid costly mistakes.

Environmental Farm Planning Helps Nursery Growers Reduce Risk to the Environment

A berm is in place to stabilize and protect the environment Environmental Farm Planning is a voluntary process that producers...

Low-maintenance Ground Covers Instead of Grass

Skip the labour intensive grass lawn and opt instead for an easy-care, sustainable ground cover.

Growing Cotton Grass

Grow this graceful perennial in your own backyard wetland or alongside a pond.

Make Garlic Spread

• 500 mL (2 cups) garlic greens • 2 garlic cloves • 125 mL (1⁄2 cup) olive oil • 5 mL (1 tsp.)...

Plant Companions: Mint Around Your Plum Tree

Growing mint near plum trees keeps ants at bay, allowing ladybugs to move in and gobble up aphids.

A rhubarb and asparagus bed

Both plants are lovers of enriched, well-drained soil, so I heavily amended the soil with compost, leaf mould and fish...

Vegetable garden experiments

Organic expert Sheena Adams shares some of her favourite seeds for the vegetable garden after experimenting with vegetables she'd never...

Landscape Company Brings Emerging Hope to Those Dealing with Poverty

Working in outreach at the Avalon Women’s Centre in Kerrisdale and “holding hands with a number of families on the...

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