All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘vegetable gardening’

Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Designing the Vegetable Garden: How to Make a Garden Map

The first step in starting a vegetable garden, or any garden really, is to write out a plan. The plan can be anything from a few Post It notes on a seed catalog to a computerized map. I like to create something in between, a hand drawn map of the garden beds with the planting plan. This is a great …

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Sunflower Sprouts DAY 15 Harvest From How To Grow Sunflower Microgreens

How to Grow Healthy Sunflower Sprouts in 2 Weeks

Sunflower micro greens are deliciously nutty with the flavour of raw sunflower seeds but with the texture of spinach. They are easy to grow in just about any container you can find around the house like clear plastic salad mix boxes. This post is a detailed set of instructions on how to grow deliciously, tasty sunflower microgreens that are healthy and …

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Plant Garlic In The Fall And Harvest It Next Summer

Protect Your Garden from Vampires: How to Grow Garlic

As we get ready for Halloween, it’s the perfect time to think about how you can naturally vampire-proof your garden. Planting garlic around the perimeter will protect your veggie beds from getting tramped in the night while they vant to suck your bloooood. In all seriousness, it’s a good reminder to plant garlic when you start thinking about Halloween, at …

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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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