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HOW TO GROW GROUND CHERRIES IN ZONE 3

I’ve always wanted to grow amazing ground cherries, but for the past three summers, they have alluded me. One year I had a bad batch of seeds with no germination. Another year I killed my seedlings, and yet another year I managed to get them to live, only to have

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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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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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HOW TO BUILD A HIGH TUNNEL IN A NORTHERN CLIMATE

If you live in a cold climate like I do near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Zone 3 then a high tunnel or greenhouse is a gardening game changer. Suddenly, all those heat-loving vegetables that struggle–like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and more–are dare-I-say-easy to grow. With a high tunnel, you can finally have

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THE BEST VEGETABLES & FLOWERS TO START WITH WINTER SOWING

Winter sowing vegetables and flowers is a wonderful way to start strong seedlings that don’t really need hardening off. Over the winter, you can save your milk jugs, fill them up with soil and seeds, and be rewarded with your own seed starters in the spring. However, some seeds lend

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HOW TO PLAN AND GROW A THRIVING ORCHARD IN ZONE 3

Have you always wanted an orchard full of hardy fruit trees but you live in a cold climate and didn’t think it was possible? Just because you live in the hinterland that is Zone 3, or even Zone 2, doesn’t mean that you can’t grow a cold-hardy orchard. Sure, you

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HOW TO COMPOST WHEN IT’S FREEZING OUTSIDE

We all want to do our part and compost as much as we can. But how do you continue composting in winter, especially if you live in the freezing hinterland that is Canada? Does composting even work in winter? And what about when it’s minus 40 degrees Celcius?! If you

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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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