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Quick and Easy Ways to Store Your Carrots Until Spring

There are six ways to store carrots for the winter: canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating, cold storage in a root cellar, and refrigeration.  Do it right and you can easily supply yourself with carrots until Spring. Some of these ways take more time, effort, or resources than others.  I’ll go through

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Garden 2018: Lessons Learned and What I’m Doing Next Year

There’s been two back to back overnight frosts and the 2018 gardening season is officially done as far as I’m concerned.  Someday I will try and extend my season by a month, but with some unexpected health complications this summer, this is not the year.  Here’s a little recap of

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How to Survive a Heat Wave in Your Garden

It’s one of those humble-brag type of problems in the garden: Oh look, we’re having this crazy heat wave with wonderfully warm summer weather. What do I do? While you’re grateful for the nice weather, it’s easy for your plants to take an absolute beating when the temperatures soar high

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Week 5: Yard Transformation Challenge

May Long Weekend (or the unofficial Gardening-Weekend-in-Canada as I like to call it) has come and gone and my garden is in the ground!  This week was extremely busy as I hustled to get my garden in, mow and fertilize the lawn, and cut down the overgrown nuisance trees in

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An Honest Review of My Raised Garden Vinyl Beds

This post is sponsored by Raised Garden Vinyl Beds.  I received free and discounted product in exchange for my honest opinion of their product.  This post also contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase something using one of my links, I make a bit of extra coffee money at no

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8 Reasons to Start Square Foot Gardening in Your Backyard

Have you been scrolling on Pinterest lately, oo-ing and ah-ing over all those beautiful raised beds you see with perfectly spaced plants?  It’s called square foot gardening and it’s the perfect solution for those of us with a small space to garden in, or anyone who wants to have a

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10 Vegetable Gardening Essentials

Gardening season is here! If you’re planting a vegetable garden this spring, you’ll want to check out these 10 items that make the job a lot easier.  These are all items I personally use or are as close as possible to the ones I use myself. This post contains affiliate links, which

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Week Two: The Six Week Yard Transformation Challenge

Welcome to Week Two of the 6 Week Yard Transformation Challenge, hosted by my friend Nat at projects I hope to accomplish as part of the challenge. This week was all about preparation.  It’s still too cold to plant much of anything, however, I did get some painting done.  Grab

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Week 1: The Six Week Yard Transformation Challenge

Welcome to Week One of the 6 Week Yard Transformation Challenge, hosted by my friend Nat at Simple Family-Crazy Life. Nat is starting her second round of the challenge for those of us in colder climates. You can check out her front yard in the first round. The snow has just

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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!