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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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5 SECRETS TO GROWING BETTER PEPPERS FROM SEED

Peppers are fun to start from seed and are a welcome distraction to the bitter February cold. But pepper seedlings can be tricky to grow well. You might frequently find yourself asking, “why are my peppers not growing?” and be tempted to throw the whole tray into the compost. I’ve

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HOW TO PICK THE BEST TOMATO VARIETIES FOR YOUR GARDEN

Everyone wants to grow the best-tasting tomatoes or the largest tomato varieties. Tomatoes are the glory plant of the gardening world. But open any seed catalogue, and you’ll quickly be overwhelmed. Finding the best homegrown tomato varieties can feel daunting, especially for beginner gardeners. I’m here to assure you that

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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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