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Frost Proof Flower Garden

frost proof your cut flower garden Don’t let a surprise early frost cut your cut flower season short. With this strategy, you can keep your flowers going until mid-October Get the Strategy Have you ever felt frustrated by the first frost? You’ve worked hard all spring and summer to grow

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How to Propagate A Christmas Cactus

You have this adorable Christmas cactus, but then your inquisitive toddler gets into your plant and suddenly that houseplant got a haircut it didn’t need. Sigh. Don’t throw away those bits and pieces of Christmas cactus!! You can easily propagate them into new baby plants. Now to find a place

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Swoon-worthy Dahlia Varieties for your Cut Flower Garden

Admit it. You’ve caught the dahlia growing bug. You’ve seen all those gorgeous flower farming accounts on IG and you’re officially in love. You know you want to grow dahlias for cut flowers, but there are so. many. varieties. How do you know which dahlias make the best cut flowers?

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Beef Birds

One of my family’s favourite foods to make for special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving are these beef birds, or rouladen, filled with stuffing and baked in tomato sauce. Think of it as an all meat version of a cabbage roll. As with any of these family recipes that I

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How to Grow Bug-Free Brussel Sprouts from Seed

Brussel sprouts can be tricky to grow in a cold climate with a short growing season, like zone 3. They take a long time, are prone to bug pressure, and take up a lot of space. However, the taste of an organic, homegrown brussel sprout roasted to perfection makes it

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Pumpkin Yeast Doughnuts with Chai Glaze

Call me weird, but whenever I want to make pumpkin donuts, I never make the dough just for doughnuts. You see, yeast donuts never taste great the next day, and nobody needs to eat 30 doughnuts in one sitting!! (Although you might want too. . .this chai glaze is seriously

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How to Grow Garlic in Zone 3 (and other cold climates)

Garlic is an easy to plant vegetable that’s perfect for beginners. The catch? If you want to eat garlic this July, you need to plant it this October. Unlike most vegetables, garlic should be planted in the fall instead of spring. But don’t worry, the process is really simple! I’ll

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How to Prepare Your Strawberries for the Winter

It’s another one of those rites of passage of learning to garden–killing the strawberries you so desperately wanted to save. Everybody loves strawberries, but nobody likes it when the strawberry plants they invested in last Spring die a slow and horrible death over the cold Canadian Winter.  Not that I’m

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Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!