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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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DON’T PINCH YOUR TOMATOES! (DO THIS INSTEAD)

Pinching flowers and vegetables for better growth is one of those gardening tasks that seems really complicated, but is actually quite easy as long as you know a few rules: 1. Only pinch plants that can be rooted from cuttings or are cut and come again. 2. Leave at least

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HOW TO SPACE YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

Are you planning to start a vegetable garden but you’ve been asking yourself… How do I space my garden so it doesn’t get too crowded? Then this is the blog post for you! Here, I answer some common questions about spacing plants in a vegetable garden and provide vegetable spacing

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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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HOW TO GROW LISIANTHUS FROM SEED

Lisianthus has a reputation for being a hard-to-grow, [email protected]#$% (excuse my French). And you know what? This flower lives up to its reputation. However, it’s not as impossible to grow Lisianthus as some people might have you believe. The key thing is timing.  If you live in Zone 3, and

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How to Pinch Cut Flowers for an Explosion of Blooms

There’s a simple secret to getting tons of flowers in your cut flower garden, and it’s as easy as grabbing a pair of scissors. It’s called pinching, and basically it’s cutting a flower back to encourage it to bush out and create more stems. More stems equals more flowers! But

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To Prune or Not to Prune (Your Tomatoes is the Question)

It can be difficult to know whether or not to prune tomatoes, and if one decides to prune, difficult to know how and when to prune your tomato plants. Pruning tomatoes is not necessary but can benefit your plant by allowing better air flow, protecting tomatoes from disease, and by

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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!