Why you should eat more beans in 2016

Why you should eat more beans in 2016

Beans. They don’t get a lot of respect in North America. Walk down the aisles of an average grocery store, and you might find a few cans of chickpeas and refried beans. Maybe a sad, dusty bag of dried red lentils on a lower shelf. It’s quite a different story in many other parts of…

When bugs attack! Five ways to deal with pest damage.

When bugs attack! Five ways to deal with pest damage.

Recently, I returned to the garden after a couple of weeks of travel to discover that things had turned into a jungle. Our pea plants, which has been small when I left, soared over my head. Our tomatoes had sprouted multiple branches. And our kale, chard and bean plants were full of Swiss cheese-style holes….

What to plant in May: 2015 edition

What to plant in May: 2015 edition

If you take a close look at the West Coast Seeds planting chart, you might notice an interesting detail: there are more seeds that you can plant in May than any other month of the year. And while your climate might be different from ours in coastal British Columbia, chances are that, if you live…

2014 garden in review: what worked

2014 garden in review: what worked

I love this time of year in the garden. There’s almost nothing to do, except for digging up frost-sweetened parsnips and figuring out what to do with the mountains of zucchini that inhabit our freezer. It’s the time to make a hot cup of tea, get cozy, and reflect on the year that was. When…

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