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Guide to Succession Planting

Posted by Margaret Hoegg on

Guide to Succession Planting

Taking the time to succession plan now, while things are still slow, will help keep you on track when things get busy in May and June.

Succession planting is a fantastic and creative way to make the most out of your growing season and your garden space. Instead of planting once in late Spring and harvesting in late Summer, you can enjoy a steady, continuous harvest throughout the entire growing season!

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Cold Hardy Perennials for Zone 4

Posted by Margaret Hoegg on

Cold Hardy Perennials for Zone 4

Perennial edibles are so satisfying to grow. Every Spring you will have the pleasure of welcoming back old garden friends! These friends come back year after year to feed not only our eyes and hearts, but our families as well. With very little input compared to annual crops, edible perennials are an easy, minimalist way to increase your homegrown bounty. Isn’t Nature’s gift economy great?

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Growing Leeks & Onions From Seed

Posted by Margaret Hoegg on

Growing Leeks & Onions From Seed

February is here and it's time to start those leeks and onions! Get your hands in the dirt!

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Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cultivar, Hybrid - What does it all mean?

Posted by Hilary Mueller on

Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cultivar, Hybrid - What does it all mean?

Even if you’ve been gardening for some time, you may still feel a bit bewildered about some of the language around live plants and even seeds. Look through our 2019 Spring Catalogue and you’ll see words like heirloom, open-pollinated, hybrid and cultivar . What does it all mean, you ask? Well, we’re here to clear up any confusion so that you can proceed confidently in the direction of your gardening dreams.

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North American Native Trees: The Pawpaw Tree

Posted by Margaret Hoegg on

North American Native Trees: The Pawpaw Tree

Although threatened by deforestation, the wonderful Pawpaw is making a big comeback.

Pawpaw is found almost exclusively in the wild and is difficult for the average person to find - which gives this tree almost mythical status among growers and foodies. The best way to get a hold of Pawpaw fruit is to grow it yourself - and fortunately it is quite easy to cultivate!

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