Five ways to grow food when you don’t have a garden

Five ways to grow food when you don’t have a garden

  The fall and winter months can be a difficult time to grow anything. Especially in Vancouver, where many of us have a desire to eat more locally grown food but lack access to a traditional backyard space. What’s a would-be gardener to do? It turns out that condo-dwellers have some surprising advantages when it…

Starting tomatoes from seed

Starting tomatoes from seed

Tomatoes hold a special place in the hearts of many gardeners. They require pruning and extra protection from the elements. They’re susceptible to a host of diseases and are generally more challenging to grow than, say, lettuce or kale. But the prospect of fresh, juicy fruits picked right off the vine is totally worth the…

Bring gardening indoors by growing sprouts

Bring gardening indoors by growing sprouts

SAFETY NOTE: Sprouts are not considered safe for pregnant women. Speak with your healthcare provider if you have any questions about sprout safety.  For about seven years, a bag of seed sprouting mix sat untouched in my fridge. The seeds somehow survived a house move and countless fridge cleanings. I didn’t have the heart to…

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