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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 GARLIC IN ZONE 3 (AND OTHER COLD CLIMATES)

Garlic is an easy to plant vegetable that’s perfect for beginners. The catch? If you want to eat garlic in July, you need to plant it in October. Unlike most vegetables, garlic should be planted in the fall instead of spring. But don’t worry, the process is really simple! In

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HOW TO GROW RANUNCULUS IN ZONE 3 (SO THEY DON’T DIE!)

If you’re growing cut flowers in your garden and hoping for some earlier spring blooms, you’ll quickly realize that there aren’t a lot of options for those of us in short growing seasons with cool climates. Enter ranunculus. It looks like a garden rose and brings a welcome hit of

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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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WHAT GROWS IN ZONE 3

Did you recently move to Zone 3 from one of those “anything-can-grow-here” zones and have no idea what you can grow in a cold climate and short growing season? Or maybe you’ve lived in Zone 3 your whole life but you just took up an interest in gardening and have

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HASKAPS: THE PERFECT PRAIRIE BERRY FOR EARLY HARVEST

Looking for a delicious berry with a mid-June harvest? Look no further! Haskaps (or honeyberries if you’re gardening in the United States) are the perfect prairie berry for an early harvest! They will continue to produce fruit into fall, but the bulk of the harvest will be done from mid-June

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20+ LONG-BLOOMING PERENNIALS TO GROW IN ZONE 3

New gardeners often wonder if there are any perennials they can buy that look good from spring to fall. Seasoned gardeners may laugh at this and say “no, it’s called an annual,” but I understand the sentiment. Perennials are expensive. Especially when money is tight, you want your blooms to

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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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