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HOW TO GROW BUG-FREE BRUSSEL SPROUTS FROM SEED

Brussel sprouts can be tricky to grow in a cold climate with a short growing season like Zone 3. They take a long time, are prone to bug pressure, and take up a lot of space. However, the taste of an organic, homegrown brussel sprout roasted to perfection makes it

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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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DON’T PINCH YOUR TOMATOES! (DO THIS INSTEAD)

Pinching flowers and vegetables for better growth is one of those gardening tasks that seems really complicated, but is actually quite easy as long as you know a few rules: 1. Only pinch plants that can be rooted from cuttings or are cut and come again. 2. Leave at least

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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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25+ BEST GARDENING BOOKS FOR THE URBAN GARDENER

Urban gardeners face some special challenges, the biggest of which is lack of space. These 25 gardening books cover all the bases to build the beginner urban gardener’s confidence. I’ve assembled a collection that covers general gardening knowledge, companion planting, composting, small space gardening, and more. Also, I couldn’t resist

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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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