Author: Coral Hart

Help With Winter Sowing in Zone 3 and Zone 4

The “winter sowing” practice often entails planting seeds early in the spring, typically in February or March. You will plant them in clear or semi-clear jugs and leave them to grow outdoors until it’s time to transfer them.  Winter-sown plants endure the cold, snow, and ice outside. The container functions as a miniature greenhouse, shielding

Recommended Garden Seeds Stores in Canada

In Canada, there are many fantastic sites to acquire gardening seeds. Today I’ll go through some of the most well-liked and excellent sites to get seeds for your vegetable garden. Where To Buy Your Seeds Below is a list of Canadian garden seed companies I recommend for those looking and interested in improving their gardening

Gardening Tips in the Cold Months

You don’t have to stop doing what you love most because it’s cold. Instead, you can choose the right plants to thrive amid freezing temperatures. We’re here to help you get started on growing vegetables in the winter. Go to our website and register for online training via Zoom.  Read moreTop Considerations When Starting a

Tips to Saving Seeds for Novices

Learning how to save seeds from flowers and some vegetables is simple. I typically store seeds I’ll use in my garden the following year. It’s fulfilling and enjoyable to save vegetable seeds for the next year, and it’s another step toward permaculture and becoming less reliant on others. Pointers in Preserving Seeds Read moreTop Considerations

The Best Ways to Grow Raspberries in Alberta

Raspberries are known for their tartness and sweetness, a combination that would make you want to learn more about how to grow them in your backyard. Another thing is that these berries usually sell at high prices.  So, let no one stop you from growing raspberries. If you’re from Alberta, it’s nice to know that

Top 3 of the Best Fruits That Thrive in Cold Climates

Despite the challenge, you have many options of what fruit-bearing trees to plant in regions with cool climates, a.k.a. zone 3. You may find it surprising that certain fruit trees prefer a freezing temperature. Here’s a look at your options for what fruit trees to grow in zone 3. Fruit-Bearing Trees to Plant in Cold

Tips to Prepare Soil For Planting

Registration is now open to those who want to discover how to test garden soil at home using a basic test kit and how to amend the soil based on the results.  The course also lets you know what to do before planting your garden. Find out what to add to your soil and what

Top Considerations When Starting a Vegetable Garden

Growing vegetables is gratifying in so many ways. It puts fresh harvests on your table, gives you exercise, and is fun.  Let me share some gardening tips if you want to cultivate vegetables but are unclear on how to begin your vegetable garden. Tools for Planting a Vegetable Garden Read moreTips to Prepare Soil For

Tips to Prevent Growing Leggy Seedlings

Growing plants is exciting, but you have to do everything right to ensure the wait is worth it. One of the most common problems gardeners have is the weak development of seedlings, which look leggy and appear as if they would fall anytime. The problems typically happen when plants are grown indoors. Here are the

Tips to Grow Strawberries in Alberta

Once you have tasted strawberries you cultivated on your own, you will never go back to store-bought. They are sweeter, and you are assured of their freshness in each bite. It’s a rewarding feeling to grow strawberries for personal consumption or to make jams. And yes, they can grow in Alberta. I can attest to

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