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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!

Columnist Helen Chesnut Shares the Garden Journal News!

Three Year Gardener’s Gratitude Journal, by Chelsie Anderson and Donna Balzer (240 pages, soft cover, $28.55): An effective agent for firing up enthusiasm for a new gardening season is a lighthearted and warmly encouraging garden journal like this one.

Seeds I Ordered this year

So to be clear I am still growing on the same amount of space but I now know its limitations. My outdoor garden is largely hugelkultur which means there are branches and wood piled on top of my sketchy soil. If I try to grow carrots on this wood pile they end up all gnarled as they try to push through the piles of branches.

My 2018 Potato Order – What, Why & How

I had breakfast out last weekend and the potatoes were mealy and tasteless. It was a classy restaurant but I realized something important: I have become a potato snob. And now I know for sure we are closer than ever to avoiding bad restaurant breakfasts and dinners because I expect we’ll be eating our own crop of spuds by late May or early June.

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“This is the book that keeps you ‘on course’ in your garden. By tracking your progress, not only will you see the results, but you will have a fantastic guide of your successes for the next growing season to come! Get journaling…AND gardening with the help of these wonderful experts!”
Carson Arthur, Outdoor Lifestyle Expert, HGTV and Cityline

“… perfect for all gardeners – there is great information provided, it’s a beautiful layout, [and] an all-around cheerful and enjoyable journal. …It’s an original approach to a garden journal and would make an excellent gift.”
Colleen Zacharias, Winnipeg Free Press Homes

“We love the fun, friendly look and attitude of the [Three Year] Gardener’s Gratitude Journal!”
Helen Battersby and Sarah Battersby, TorontoGardens.com

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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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