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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!

Using Biochar in Your Greenhouse, houseplants & outdoors

Biochar is an ancient product… It was used in the Amazon to create fabulous food gardens and sustainable soil. Today’s gardeners use biochar to draw CO2 from the air; ensure a steady release of minerals to plants in soil, supply a home for microbes and amend soils physically. Biochar can also modify pH and hold water in dry periods. Use it to top-dress greenhouse, outdoor beds and houseplants.

Time to Transplant Leeks & Other Onions

Are You busy starting seeds indoors for planting up later? Well in the world of onions including leeks, later is now. It is time to separate out your little leeks, shallots, green onions or big sweet yellows into their small pots for growing on. Here is a primer video on how to do that. You can see me transplanting my leeks and maybe get a few tips along the way!

I Got A Wood Chipper!

Donna really really wanted a wood chipper so she got an Eliet Maestro on loan from the Eliet company in Europe. She loves almost everything about the Maestro…. but she quickly realized she can’t keep it…. find out why.

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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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