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GARLIC SCAPES: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO USE THEM

I always thought growing garlic would be so complicated, but nothing could be further from the truth! As long as you remember to plant in fall (and not spring!), garlic is almost a set-it-and-forget-it vegetable crop. The best part? Garlic scapes! Once I learned that hardneck garlic varieties had the

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6 ORGANIC WAYS TO KEEP BUGS OUT OF BROCCOLI

There’s nothing quite like the fresh taste of broccoli from the garden. However, if you live in an area where farmers grow a lot of canola like me in Zone 3, Saskatchewan, growing broccoli at home can seem like an impossible dream. Sure, things start out okay, until mid-summer when

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HOW TO PLAN & DESIGN A LOW MAINTENANCE FLOWER BED

Designing your first flower bed can be a daunting process. You probably know where you want it, but how big should it be? What should you plant in it that won’t die? How can you keep everything as low maintenance as possible so you don’t have to spend the entire

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3 EASY STEPS TO FIX BLOSSOM END ROT

You’ve planted the tomato seeds, watched them grow, and now you’re finally starting to get some beautiful tomatoes! But what’s this? Who put this disgusting black scab on the bottom of my beautiful tomato? That horrible scab that’s ruining your tomato is called Blossom End Rot. Blossom end rot is

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HOW TO GARDEN WITH TODDLERS (AND NOT LOSE YOUR MIND!)

The toddler years can be some of the most adorable and fun moments of your life as a parent, but they can also be some of the most tear-your-hair-out frustrating. If you’re wanting to start a garden with toddlers in tow, there are some things you’ll need to know to

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BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PEONIES: GROWING TIPS AND BEAUTIFUL DIYS

For two weeks in June peony lovers everywhere rejoice and furiously arrange and photograph their precious flowers… or maybe that’s just me. There’s nothing like those delicate shades of pink and that glorious scent wafting from every bloom. But peonies aren’t always as easy to grow as they might seem.

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Kristen

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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!