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HOW TO HARVEST AND PRESERVE ONIONS

Harvesting and preserving onions is one of the easier late-summer-early-fall gardening chores that you will do. If done right, you’ll have onions well into March. In this short blog post, I’ll take you through the steps for harvesting and preserving onions and answer some commonly asked questions! When are onions

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DELICIOUS MAPLE SPICE CRAB APPLE BUTTER

Do you have a favourite smell? One that brings back all your favourite memories? Of crisp autumn days or happy times in the kitchen? If I could pick one smell, it would be crab apples. Their pretty red pink might also win for best colour too, but I digress. One

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BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PEONIES: GROWING TIPS AND BEAUTIFUL DIYS

For two weeks in June peony lovers everywhere rejoice and furiously arrange and photograph their precious flowers… or maybe that’s just me. There’s nothing like those delicate shades of pink and that glorious scent wafting from every bloom. But peonies aren’t always as easy to grow as they might seem.

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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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This Is What Your Urban Garden Can Grow in One Year

Think you have too little space in your city backyard to garden?  I’m here to tell you that as long as you have decent light, you don’t. This year I planted a small garden in my backyard in a designated garden area, amongst my flowers wherever there was space, in

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The Best Secret Spots to Find Crocuses in Saskatchewan

Whether you call them Pasque flowers, April Fools, or Ears of the Earth, now is the perfect time to hunt crocuses in Saskatchewan.  Crocuses typically appear shortly after the snow melts, sometime around April 1st-21st.  Blooms only last for two weeks, so the window to see them is short.

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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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