Raising Seedlings Part 2: Folding Paper Pots

Here’s another idea that is frugal, space saving, and environmentally friendly: grow your seedlings in pots made out of folded newspaper. It’s quite simple and you get to reuse *and* recycle while producing your own local food. What could be better than that? In the past, I have used old seed catalogues and flyers for …

Building Natural Light Shelves for a Small Space

I love winter as much as anyone. Skiing, skating, and tobogganing keep me going through the deep cold and long nights. But it is awfully long in this corner of the world, so what’s a gardener to do – I mean other than the annual browsing of the seed catalogues, hot drink in hand? Here’s an …

Too Many Tomatoes? Ain’t No Such Thing!

We’ve certainly been lucky this year with the weather. Tomorrow is the last day of September and amazingly, there is still basil growing in my garden and my pepper plants are laden with big, crispy fruit. Still, no two ways about it: when October begins summer is well and truly over. What to do with …

Shedtemberfest is Coming Up Soon! We need volunteers!

Hello Gardeners big and small! The shed raising event is coming up fast – just two weeks, and there is a lot of preparation to do. We will have several stages of preparation before we can do the actual shed raising and we are asking for at least 10-15 volunteers to help us out. Please let …