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Things I Learnt Whilst (Attempting To And Failing To) Grow 2 Kale Plants.

I’ve grown up in a family of green thumbs but no matter how hard I tried in growing plants, I’ve never succeeded and have become the odd one out in the family of green thumbs. 438 more words


Container Gardening- Summer Memories

I had high hopes for this year’s garden. Warm, springtime weather rolls in here a little earlier than the date marked in our calender. It was February and time to sow some seeds. 1,335 more words


Keeping birch from the lurch: Combating the birch leafminer

I recently received an email from Scott Digweed at the Northern Forest Centre, Natural Resources Canada, about the birch leafminer. I wanted to share it with my readers: 869 more words


Growing Things: Keeping your strawberries healthy and deformity-free

Q: I am an avid reader of your weekly column in the Journal. I have a problem with my strawberries. Last year I destroyed all my strawberry plants, and bought new ones this year from different garden centers. 633 more words


Growing Things: Insulate perennials to aid winter storage

Q: I’m hoping  you can help me out again. I have divided some of my perennials this year and repotted the extras into 40 one-gallon pots. 784 more words


Black Bean Tamales with Ancho Adobo

In the precarious midst of hurricane season, I can’t help but work on growing things. The hot summer afternoons are fading into breezy, even cool at times, bright fall days. 630 more words