All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘vegetable gardening’

How To Grow It Eat It Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard: Grow it! Eat it!

Swiss Chard is the colourful star of this installment of the Grow it! Eat it! series, where we will talk about growing, harvesting, cooking, and eating these highly ornamental greens. Grow It! Chard comes in many colours and is highly decorative in the garden. This cool season lover is right at home in the flower garden but it makes such …

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Fava Beans And Pancetta Recipe Via Gardentherapy.ca

Broad Beans: Grow it! Eat it!

In this part of the series, Grow it! Eat it!, we will talk about growing, harvesting, cooking, and eating broad beans, nomnomnom. Grow It! These garden giants are either sown in the garden in late winter/early spring for a late spring harvest or in the fall for a harvest the following summer. I like to plant them in the fall …

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Decorative Garlic Braids With Herbs For Decoration

How to Braid Garlic

Local author, speaker, and organic gardening expert, Carolyn Herriot, joins us today with this wonderful fall project from her book, The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food (Harbour Publishing). If you have followed along this year planting garlic then harvesting and cooking with the garlic scapes, then the next steps are harvesting and–even better–decorative braiding! Carolyn recommends harvesting and drying …

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CSI Horticulture Whats Wrong With My Plants

CSI Horticulture: Organic Control of Plant Disease

Does this look familiar? or this? how about this? These little holes here… …could they possibly be caused by these guys? (A. They are not responsible for the holes but are causing damage to the plant). If you have ever had a vegetable garden then you are likely familiar with disease and pests. From blight to powdery mildew to aphids …

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Lettuce Seedlings In A Wine Barrel

Lettuce in a Wine Barrel

Here is a really quick way to get a lot of lettuce in a short period of time and that is also protected from those pesky slugs and snails. I plant my lettuce in a half wine barrel planter for a number of reasons. It looks decorative in the garden. It grows very quickly. It is easy to harvest the …

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How To Build A Vegetable Garden On A Green Roof

How to Build an Edible Rooftop Garden

I am smitten with award-winning landscape architect, Senga Lindsay’s, book on unique and urban applications of edible landscaping, Edible Landscaping: Urban Food Gardens That Look Great (Harbour Publishing). You will be too when you get a look at this wealth of information from the book from this project: The Edible Rooftop No ground to grow your edibles? Think up—onto your rooftop! …

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