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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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HOW TO SOAK AND PRE-SPROUT ANEMONES (AND RANUNCULUS!)

Have you always wanted to grow Anemones or Ranunculus, but you’ve been scared of the amount of work it takes? The nice thing about growing these flowers is that the process for both is exactly the same. That means you can start them at the same time, and they will

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COMPOSTABLE NEWSPRINT SEED STARTING POTS

Seed starting is a fun way to grow the plants you really want to grow that you can’t always find at the greenhouse, but it’s frustrating having to use so much flimsy plastic. Sure, you can use recycled plastic containers to cut down on waste, but did you know there’s

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HOW TO START A CUT FLOWER GARDEN

So you want to start a cut flower garden, but you don’t know where to start? You’re in the right place. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and I’ll show you where to buy the best cut flower seeds, tubers, and corms, some resources for seed starting cut flowers,

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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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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 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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A CUT FLOWER GARDEN FOR $100? YES, IT’S POSSIBLE

Do you have a backyard-sized plot that you dream of transforming into a cut flower garden? Are you a flower farmer that’s looking to grow cut flowers on a budget? You might be surprised to find out that you can grow a beautiful, blooming, colourful cut flower garden with around

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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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