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If you want to get casually involved in gardening for the first time, or you are a master gardener ready to improve your skills, I’ve put together a selection of blogs and videos to help you grow.

CREATIVE WAYS TO GROW POTATOES

This is all about creative ways to grow potatoes. No space? No problem! Use wire fence planters you can make yourself to expand your growing area right now. Who says your urban farm can’t grow up? Try this method today to increase your harvest in a small area.

THE TOP SECRETS OF ALL ORGANIC GARDENERS

In this No Guff Gardening series is the top secret of all organic gardeners. Row covers keep bugs out and crops warm. The three products Donna likes include Grownet, Proteknet and Reemay. Find out why. and make sure to let me know what you want to learn next. I help gardeners grow!

2017 Tomato Harvest

Tomatoes make me crazy every year. So many kinds, so little space. Have a look at the video I posted to youtube here. More content to follow.

BIG Potato Bake-Off: Flavour Favourites Compete

I grew several kinds of potatoes this year and today – when it was too late to cook and taste and test them all side by side I decided to do a big dig and partial taste test. I say partial because we have already eaten all the Russian Norkatah and totally forgot about the Linzer Delicatus and tiny Russian Bananas growing in a different area under a tree. Love those root pouches but if you get lazy and don’t water them the plants might die prematurely. Mine did.PS Check out the photo of the bright pink rare and new on the market AmaRosa potato shared by my daughter. I did not grow that one yet!

Fabulous News! New Book in the Works

Do you want to write your own book, record your own hits and misses, track your own milestones? Then the Gardeners Gratitude Journal is for you. We are adding Gardening Good News stories, timely tips and helpful quotes but leaving plenty of space so you can record your own garden memories.

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NO GUFF VEGETABLE
GARDENING.

My co-author Steven Biggs and I wrote this graphic-novel-meets-gardening-book, where we take no prisoners: we say what we think, pointing out the folly of garden perfectionism, soil hypochondriacs, and front-yard veggie-phobics.
Why? There’s more than one way to grow a tomato and more than one way to garden.

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– Rave Reviews

“This is a colorful, wildly whimsical book about gardening! …every single page bursts with information & fun design. The stated goal of the book is “to empower gardeners with practical, No Guff gardening advice.” Mission accomplished.”
Urban Farm Magazine

“Occasionally in a librarian’s life…a book will arrive that causes immediate bibliomania. A book that is so different, so appealing, and upon reading it, so completely perfect, that it must be shown with great excitement to everyone who loves books.”
Susan Yates, Gabriola Sounder Review

“In this charming, zestful and funny book, Donna & Steve de-bunk false garden advice, gadgets, gimmicks & claims while providing great information and wisdom for both the beginner and experienced gardener. Highly recommended!”
Michelle and Rob Avis, Verge Permaculture Inc.

Hi I’m Donna –

Garden expert, regular guest on CBC radio in Alberta and host of internationally aired Bugs & Blooms on HGTV.

Are you are really ready to have fun in the garden? I’m here to help you get there.

My parents and grandparents grew a garden to survive. I garden to feel more alive!

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