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A Garden Tour with Kristen Raney of Shifting Roots

Posted by Margaret Hoegg on

A Garden Tour with Kristen Raney of Shifting Roots

We're so excited to be sharing a series of garden tours from some of our Incredible Seeds community members! 

The next stop on our tour takes us to the Canadian Prairies. Kristin Raney, the inspiring blogger behind Shifting Roots, shares her love of beautifying backyards, small space and square foot gardening, mixing flowers and vegetables, and more. Kristen's garden is proof that you can grow a beautiful, abundant garden in a small space. 

May this little walk through her garden inspire you on your own gardening journey!

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Replenish your Soil for Fall Gardening

Posted by Margaret Hoegg on

Replenish your Soil for Fall Gardening

If you’re planning a Fall garden in the same space you’ve been growing all Summer (and we hope you are!), before you sow a single seed or plant a seedling, you must replenish your garden soil. 

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A Garden Tour with Margaret Hoegg

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A Garden Tour with Margaret Hoegg

We are so excited to be sharing a series of garden tours from some of our Incredible Seeds community members! To launch the series, we're sharing a garden tour from our own neighbourhood on the South Shore of Nova Scotia! Margaret Hoegg of Living Locavore shares her passion for gardening, permaculture, edible landscaping, and all of the goodness her garden yields - from fresh, organic food to mental health and wellness. May this little walk through her garden inspire you on your own gardening journey! Gardener:  Margaret Hoegg Garden Location and Zone: Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Zone 5 Garden Size: about 1/8 acre  How long...

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How to Grow Incredible Tomatoes 

Posted by Margaret Hoegg on

How to Grow Incredible Tomatoes 

When it comes to tomato diseases, disorders, and pests - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! You will learn something new every year - our gardens are always sending us new challenges and opportunities for learning, right? If you feel overwhelmed by plant care, just remember to bring it back to basics - high quality seeds and plants, healthy rich soil, and organic practices. 

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The Three Sisters Garden: A Sustainable Polyculture

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The Three Sisters Garden: A Sustainable Polyculture

The Three Sisters Garden is a perfect example of successful companion planting.

Corn being the eldest sister, at the centre, the corn offers beans needed support.

Beans are the giving sister, pulling nitrogen from the air into the soil, to benefit all three. As the beans grow up towards the sun, curling around the stalks and vines, they pull the sisters close together.

Squash, with its large leaves and sprawling vines, protect the three by shading and cooling the soil, keeping it moist and preventing weeds. The spiky leaves also deter predators.

Together, all three come together in a sustainable polyculture, building soil fertility and providing nutritious food.

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