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HOW TO GROW A FALL GARDEN IN A SHORT GROWING SEASON

Have you ever wanted to grow a fall garden, but thought it was impossible because you live in an area with a growing season of 90-100 days and often get early frosts in September? I garden in Zone 3b near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, and

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6 ORGANIC WAYS TO KEEP BUGS OUT OF BROCCOLI

There’s nothing quite like the fresh taste of broccoli from the garden. However, if you live in an area where farmers grow a lot of canola like me in Zone 3, Saskatchewan, growing broccoli at home can seem like an impossible dream. Sure, things start out okay, until mid-summer when

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3 EASY STEPS TO FIX BLOSSOM END ROT

You’ve planted the tomato seeds, watched them grow, and now you’re finally starting to get some beautiful tomatoes! But what’s this? Who put this disgusting black scab on the bottom of my beautiful tomato? That horrible scab that’s ruining your tomato is called Blossom End Rot. Blossom end rot is

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THE DOLLAR STORE HACK TO KEEP BIRDS AWAY FROM YOUR GARDEN

Do you struggle with birds constantly eating your vegetables and seedlings? Me too! I love planting lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, beets, broccoli, peas, cabbage, and cauliflower, but the birds eat them as soon as they sprout. It’s so bad, that one year I didn’t get any beets, spinach, peas or

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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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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 BUILD A HIGH TUNNEL IN A NORTHERN CLIMATE

If you live in a cold climate like I do near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Zone 3 then a high tunnel or greenhouse is a gardening game changer. Suddenly, all those heat-loving vegetables that struggle–like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and more–are dare-I-say-easy to grow. With a high tunnel, you can finally have

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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!