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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 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the heart of the Canadian Prairies and

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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 last year I didn’t get any beets, spinach, peas or

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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, but if you live in an area where farmers grow a lot of canola (hello Saskatchewan!!), growing broccoli at home seems like an impossible dream. Sure, things start out okay, until mid summer when broccoli becomes invested with

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How to Design a Front Yard Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Space is at a premium in urban centres, and you might not have enough space in your backyard to plant as many vegetables as you like. But have you ever thought of going out into your front yard? In some neighbourhoods, the front yard space is even larger than the

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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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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.

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Week 6: Final Yard Transformation Reveal

Wow, what an incredibly busy 6 weeks this Yard Transformation Challenge has been.  Thanks again to Nat of Simple Family Crazy Life for hosting the challenge and giving me some extra motivation to whip my yard into shape. Missed the other weeks?  Here’s Week 1 // Week 2 // Week

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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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