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.

Lilac Bacterial Blight

Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae or bacterial blight is a common disease affecting not only lilacs, but also other woody plants...

Townhouse Garden

Even with a small townhouse garden, you can still create your own miniature Garden of Eden. Keep in mind that...

The Blue Poppy

In 1913, Captain Bailey of the British army collected an incomplete specimen of the spectacular Himalayan blue poppy...

Edamame Soybeans

Edamame soybeans can be a wonderful plant to grow here in B.C., as long as your garden has about four...

Butchart Gardens

Little did Jennie Butchart know, when she began gardening in 1904 on her family property at Tod Inlet, some...

Vanilla Leaf

Growing from a wide-ranging slender rhizome, vanilla-leaf often forms pure stands in forest and woodlands.

Blackspot Remedy

For a fungicide spray excellent for roses, rhododendrons and other flowering bushes troubled by blackspot, try this recipe: 4 tsp. (20...

Brugmansia and Datura

Also known as angel's trumpet or devil's trumpet, Brugmansia and Datura bring an element of mystery to the everyday garden.

Transplanting Beets

Beet seedlings are best transplanted when they have four leaves.

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...

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

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