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THE BEST PUMPKIN VARIETIES (FOR ANY OCCASION)

If you’re a flower farmer looking to make stunning pumpkin centrepieces, a home baker looking for the perfect pie pumpkin, a parent looking for a large pumpkin variety to carve with your kids, or any pumpkin lover in between, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, I

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WHAT GROWS IN ZONE 3

Did you recently move to Zone 3 from one of those “anything-can-grow-here” zones and have no idea what you can grow in a cold climate and short growing season? Or maybe you’ve lived in Zone 3 your whole life but you just took up an interest in gardening and have

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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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WHY BUY ORGANIC AND HEIRLOOM SEEDS?

So, you’ve heard other cut flower gardeners and vegetable gardeners talk about organic and heirloom seeds, but you’re not sure what all the hype is about. You’re in the right place! In this post, I’ll walk you through what to look for when purchasing organic and heirloom seeds, the difference

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The Best Pepper Varieties for Beginners

Peppers are what I consider one of the “vegetable gardening glory plants.”  Nobody really cares if you can grow nice beans or zucchini, but everyone will ooh and ah over your peppers and tomatoes. Unfortunately, if you live in a colder climate like I do, peppers can be tricky to

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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.

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