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HOW TO GROW POPPIES IN ZONE 3

Many people in the recent past have asked me for my advice on growing Poppies in Zone 3. I have to start with the truth… I don’t particularly like growing Poppies. They’re beautiful and all, but they’re sort of a pain in the rear. Even so, I have successfully grown

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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 BUILD A HIGH TUNNEL IN A NORTHERN CLIMATE

If you live in a cold climate like I do near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Zone 3 then a high tunnel or greenhouse is a gardening game changer. Suddenly, all those heat-loving vegetables that struggle–like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and more–are dare-I-say-easy to grow. With a high tunnel, you can finally have

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THE BEST VEGETABLES & FLOWERS TO START WITH WINTER SOWING

Winter sowing vegetables and flowers is a wonderful way to start strong seedlings that don’t really need hardening off. Over the winter, you can save your milk jugs, fill them up with soil and seeds, and be rewarded with your own seed starters in the spring. However, some seeds lend

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HOW TO PLAN AND GROW A THRIVING ORCHARD IN ZONE 3

Have you always wanted an orchard full of hardy fruit trees but you live in a cold climate and didn’t think it was possible? Just because you live in the hinterland that is Zone 3, or even Zone 2, doesn’t mean that you can’t grow a cold-hardy orchard. Sure, you

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25 (Almost) Deer-Proof Perennials for Zone 3 Gardeners

Dealing with deer in your garden is no fun. These graceful creatures can easily make a lunch out of your beautiful perennial garden, destroying all of your hard work. A deer will eat anything if it’s hungry enough, but there are some perennial flowers you can grow in zone 3

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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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