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.

Create vegetable transplant mix

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

Food & Drink
Make a Tomato Basil Appetizer

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

Row covers

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

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...

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...

Organic pest control: A non-toxic solution

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

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...

Oyster shell scale

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

Hanging Baskets 101

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

Food & Drink
Make Bumbleberry Pie

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

10 Deer-Resistant Moss Roses

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

Plant Container Potatoes

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

Acid-loving Plant Care

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

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...

Elegant Eggplant

Once tried, however, I discovered how good eggplant could taste, and I’ve been growing these gourmet treats ever since. The...

Ratatouille recipe

2 medium eggplants 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) salt 3 large tomatoes 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil 3 onions, sliced 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1...

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