Starting a garden is fun but intimidating. There’s so many things to learn and so many varieties of plants to try and grow. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.
When I was a little girl my Grandmother started marigolds every winter in a little modified milk garden planter with her seeds from last year’s crop. I loved those marigolds in her brick planters and still think of her every time I see a marigold.
Seed starting from your window is relatively easy, but there are limitations.
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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 that were written with us in mind. Or anyone who lives in zones 2 or 3. Enjoy!
Growing Vegetables and Fruit
by Douglas Green
An excellent guide for beginning Canadian vegetable gardeners.
by Laura Peters
I love the Lone Pine series of books and this one is no exception. If you have a vegetable garden in one of the three prairie provinces, it doesn’t get more specific to you than this.
In my last post I talked about our not-so-great outdoor space at the house. The garden space left much to be admired, so I made a plan B and am gardening at my mother-in-law’s acreage. There is a ton of space, so I’m lucky enough to be able to plant the garden of my dreams.
Possibly nightmares come September.