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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!

Want to Grow Your Own Strawberries?

Strawberries grown commercially are planted on soil that has been sprayed to sterilize it. Then the soil is covered with plastic so the fruit doesn’t rot before it can be picked. Is there a simpler way to grow clean mineralized fruit at home without the mess and jumble of a big home patch or the chemicals used in a commercial patch? Donna shows her small flood-tray system with root pouches inspired by Saskatchewn-based “Over the HIll Orchards” farmer Dean Kreutzer

Ants in Your Plants- A Solution?

I was not sure Splenda would work to kill ants. I had naively tried all the other crazy things CBC listeners have pawned off on me over the years. Was this another dumb Donna moment? I had to find out.

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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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