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THE NO-STRESS SOLUTION TO GET RID OF FUNGUS GNATS

You’ve started your seedlings for the first time and everything is going great. But wait! What’s this? You have some random little flies circling your seedlings. How did they get here? It’s the dead of winter. There shouldn’t be bugs yet! What you likely have is fungus gnats or white

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HOW TO FERTILIZE YOUR SEEDLINGS FOR HEALTHIER PLANTS

Have you ever started seedlings and it gets to a point where nothing is happening? You water them, you give them light, maybe you even sing to them, but you’re still experiencing growth stalls? They just don’t seem to grow no matter what you do! The solution? You need some

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THE BEST METHOD FOR MAKING TEA-DYED EASTER EGGS

I love using natural dyes for colouring my Easter eggs. Using them feels like one giant science experiment, and the results can vary depending on which brand of tea you use and how long you leave the eggs in the dye. Plus, with tea-dyed Easter eggs, you don’t have to

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COMMON GERMINATION PROBLEMS & HOW TO FIX THEM

Whether you’re seed starting for the first time or the hundredth time, proper seed germination is always a concern. We all want excellent germination followed by lush, healthy seedlings, but how do we get there!? What are the conditions necessary for germination? In this post, I’ll let you in on

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SHIFTING ROOTS’ ESSENTIAL GARDENING SUPPLIES

With so many different gardening supplies out there, how do you know which one to choose? I’ve tried a LOT of products in the garden, and over the years I’ve narrowed it down to what works best for me. As you’re going through this list of must-have gardening items, consider

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25+ BEST FLOWERS TO GROW FOR DRIED FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

When you think of dried flower arrangements and wreaths, do you think of those horrible things your Mom and Grandma used to display in the early 1990s? Well, I did, too. I confess that when I saw what today’s farmer florists are making with dried flowers in the 2020s, I

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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!