Flowering kale buds with olive oil and garlic

Flowering kale buds with olive oil and garlic

One of the true pleasures of growing your own food is eating vegetables that you can’t find in stores. From the crunch of fresh-picked peas right off the vine to the intense flavour of frost-sweetened carrots to the mild delicacy of mache harvested in the winter, gardeners enjoy a range of unusual treats. One of…

A Vancouver gardener finds space in small-town Ontario

A Vancouver gardener finds space in small-town Ontario

When my gardening friend Danie McAren moved from Vancouver to Guelph Ontario in 2013 to study organic farming, I was both sad to lose a fellow gardening nerd, and excited to learn about her adventures. A former west coast balcony and backyard gardener, Danie has now created a large and productive food garden, complete with…

Double digging our garden beds

Double digging our garden beds

Early spring is an ideal time to do some soil maintenance in your garden. Each year, I modify my technique based on new things I learn. In the past, I’ve raked finished compost into the surface of our soil, but this year I decided to experiment with a different method, double digging.

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