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DIY SEED STARTING FROM YOUR WINDOW

When I was a little girl my grandmother started marigolds every winter in a little modified milk garden planter with her seeds from last year’s crop. I loved those marigolds in her brick planters and still think of her every time I see a marigold. You really don’t need a

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SWOON-WORTHY DAHLIA VARIETIES FOR YOUR CUT FLOWER GARDEN

Admit it. You’ve caught the Dahlia growing bug. You’ve seen all those gorgeous flower farming accounts on IG and you’re officially in love. You know you want to grow Dahlias for cut flowers, but there are so. many. varieties. How do you know which Dahlias make the best cut flowers?

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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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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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25+ MUST-READ BOOKS FOR THE PRAIRIE GARDENER

Gardeners in the prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba face unique gardening challenges. Our harsh winters and short growing season mean that typical gardening advice doesn’t always work in our region. Here are 25 prairie gardening books for you to enjoy that were written with cold-climate gardeners, or anyone

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HOW TO PICK THE BEST TOMATO VARIETIES FOR YOUR GARDEN

Everyone wants to grow the best-tasting tomatoes or the largest tomato varieties. Tomatoes are the glory plant of the gardening world. But open any seed catalogue, and you’ll quickly be overwhelmed. Finding the best homegrown tomato varieties can feel daunting, especially for beginner gardeners. I’m here to assure you that

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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!