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My First Selfie

So I’ve been doing a lot of weeding lately–clearing beds, dealing with a winter’s worth of growth…

As a rule, I don’t take selfies, but I felt a picture of the compost pile needed a person in it for scale. 27 more words


Ask an Expert // How to Winterize Your Sprinklers

Find out how to prepare your sprinklers for cold winter temperatures with this instructional video.

Planting Finished for the Day

I just finished my planting for the day. I planted two celery plants from the bottoms I started in the house. (These are easy. Just cut off the bottom 2 inches of each bunch of celery and put them in a dish of water. 259 more words


Harvest - October 20, 2017

I took Amber out to the garden this morning.¬† I tried to harvest while she ‘helped me’ by trying to move two large plastic pots from the corner of the garden, take them under one of the raised bed planters and chew on them. 167 more words


Growing Things: Himalayan blue poppy takes preparation and patience

Q: I have recently acquired some Himalayan blue poppy seeds from a neighbour who purchased them from a seed company in Vancouver. Please give me some advice on the best way to handle these seeds, including when, where, and how to plant them. 624 more words



Spring is spittlebug season. Just about the time I want to start picking and dehydrating the perennial herbs, the spittlebugs descend upon them. In bad years, it makes harvesting herbs a slimy task. 181 more words