Gardeners’ Guide

What do you think gardening in Ontario was like 150 years ago? The Halton Food Council pondered this question at a recent meeting in light of the upcoming sesquicentennial anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. We thought it would be interesting to highlight what has changed with gardening, and what hasn’t changed. READ MORE ...

Growing plants and vegetables is one of the greenest things you can do. Gardening can help reduce your environmental footprint, but it also highlights the interconnectedness of all the different parts of an ecosystem. To have a successful garden, a gardener needs to understand the relationships between soil, plants, biodiversity, climate, and water. In doing so, gardens can become a microcosm of the broader natural environment that we live in and depend on. READ MORE ...

They’re slimy and wriggly and gross looking. But worms might just be one of the best things you can have in your garden. Many gardeners gauge the health of their soils by the number of worms living in them. And the reason? Worms make worm castings – vermicompost – a highly valuable plant food that is full of life. Vermicompost will help your garden thrive. READ MORE ...

It’s never too early to start thinking about your garden. Late January is the time to think about which kind of seeds you’ll plant and where to get them. READ MORE ...

Why seeds are valuable and tips to save them. READ MORE ...

End of summer garden maintenance tips. READ MORE ...

Maintaining your tomatoes organically. READ MORE ...

Controlling pests organically and holistically.  READ MORE ...

Compost is the fuel for life of your garden. READ MORE ...

Learn about 5 water-saving garden tips. READ MORE ...

 

 

How does a seedling turn into a plant? Understanding this transition will help you create the perfect conditions for germinating seeds into healthy veggie seedlings. READ MORE ...