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notes on preparing and amending raised bed vegetable garden soil

As I get ready to plant the newly-built raised bed at my new-to-me house in Edmonton, I keep referring back to notes I posted on my old… 386 more words

Edible Gardens

Earth Day 2018: filled the new raised veggie bed with soil

Today I filled up the new veggie box, which was built last fall. It was SO GOOD to be outside!

Because I’m sorta cheap and because I had a lot of suitable materials lying around, I filled this box with half kitchen and garden scraps (last fall), and then today added a mix of newly purchased and recycled (previously used) potting soil. 79 more words

Plant Calendar

TNCS Gardens for Earth Day!

Earth Day happens on Sunday, April 22nd this year, with the theme “End Plastic Pollution”. But celebrating our planet is an everyday occurrence at… 544 more words

The New Century School

The Cure for All Your Ills Might Just Be A Native Plant

You may know Yarrow as a great garden plant for attracting small pollinators and beneficial insects. But there’s a lot more to it than that! 560 more words

Lawn & Garden

Blue Roses

I have heard people say they want a blue rose. How many do you think really want a blue rose? Count me out. I am a traditionalist. 201 more words

Rose Gardening

Don't Be Too Quick To Clean Up In Spring

It’s mid-March. Next week is astronomical spring, otherwise known as the vernal equinox. If you’re lucky, you have some signs of spring coming up in your yard or somewhere nearby. 235 more words

Backyard Wildlife

Should I Amend My Soil?

This is a tricky question. On Friday, you heard me talk about my heavy wet clay. Countless times, I have had people ask why I don’t amend it? 451 more words

Sustainable Living