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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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GARDEN FRESH ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE

Can I tell you a secret? I don’t like tomatoes. But I really wish I did. I long to love a toasted tomato sandwich on homemade bread with a vine-ripened, garden-fresh tomato. For some crazy reason, uncooked tomatoes taste like dirt to me. If you’ve been following the Shifting Roots

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HOW TO OVERWINTER DAHLIAS IN COLD CLIMATES

Dahlias are arguably one of the most beautiful cut flowers to grow, whether you’re a beginner cut flower farmer or an experienced farmer florist. That being said, they can be one of the trickiest cut flowers to overwinter in cold climates, such as my Zone 3 garden in the Canadian

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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

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HOW TO GROW RANUNCULUS IN ZONE 3 (SO THEY DON’T DIE!)

If you’re growing cut flowers in your garden and hoping for some earlier spring blooms, you’ll quickly realize that there aren’t a lot of options for those of us in short growing seasons with cool climates. Enter ranunculus. It looks like a garden rose and brings a welcome hit of

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MUST HAVE EQUIPMENT FOR HOME CANNING

You’ve decided you want to start canning & preserving food at home–hurray! But if you don’t know anyone who wants to pass down their used canning equipment, the start-up costs can add up. What do you absolutely need for canning? What can you live without? And what equipment is worth

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THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO HOME CANNING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

You’ve grown the garden, harvested the vegetables, and are dreaming of canning all that lovely produce to last over the winter.  Or maybe you’ve bought some peaches from the fruit truck, or collected raspberries from your local fruit farm. Whatever your canning dreams are made of, canning for the first

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THE 5 EASIEST CUT FLOWERS TO SAVE FROM SEED

I love growing an annual cut flower garden from seed, but the costs can quickly add up. Every year I spend over $200 on flower seeds–and that’s after I try and pare down my choices! Over the last couple of years, I’ve been saving seeds from more and more of

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HOW TO GROW A FALL GARDEN IN A SHORT GROWING SEASON

Have you ever wanted to grow a fall garden, but thought it was impossible because you live in an area with a growing season of 90-100 days and often get early frosts in September? I garden in Zone 3b near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, and

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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!