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My Favourite Tomato This Year

My Favourite Tomato This Year

Yes I grow tomatoes every year and  every year I usually have the same favourite. And my favourite is usually the lovely Juliet  - because with the way I grow (in a greenhouse), it is always the earliest, always the heaviest producer and  always around for the longest...

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Greenhouse Tips and Tricks: Get the best Advice Here

Greenhouse Tips and Tricks: Get the best Advice Here

“We give the best advice we can in terms of setting up a greenhouse, planning out the heat, planning out the cooling. The greenhouse gives you the medium –  it’s like the canvas, and then you just have to add a few little things [like] a small heater and [maybe] cooling  if the fans aren’t going to be enough, we give advice on that. And BC Greenhouses are sold around the world from Australia and Europe to South America and across North America. It’s a small BC company with a big reputation internationally. ” Read on to find out more about planning your greenhouse.

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Time to Seed and Direct Sow Seeds

Time to Seed and Direct Sow Seeds

I grow tomatoes, and so much more. Our family eats food from our garden in Qualicum Beach every month of the year and many of the things we eat, like Sorrel,  are already sprouting and growing. But March is tomato month. This is the time to buy and start seeds indoors so you have your own harvest this summer.

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Worm Castings: Dan’s Story

Worm Castings: Dan’s Story

The worm’s gut system includes an amazing grinder to break down their food and some of the soil. The organic grain mixed with bedding feeds the microorganisms already present in the soil and these microbes feed the worms. Earthly matters uses certified organic grain to feed their soil and makes sure to avoid food waste or animal waste so they can control the worm’s environment. Because of this they have been able to certify their product as organic through Eco Cert.

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Growing From Seed: Get Started Now

Growing From Seed: Get Started Now

It is officially February and there are suddenly so many jobs a gardener can be tackling. But if you don’t have an apple tree, an orchid or sprouting lemons you are probably  focussed on starting seeds this month. Growing from seed is one of the most rewarding tasks facing gardeners.

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Ordering Vegetable Seeds: Tips & Tricks

Ordering Vegetable Seeds: Tips & Tricks

I saved leek seeds one year from my own plants and the plants grew like a cross between the sleek long leeks you buy and a fat bulbing onion. Ooops. I guess the leeks were hybrids so did not come true from seed. Or they may have crossed with an onion I had in bloom at the same time. Saving seed is not as easy as it seems. Read more about saving and ordering seeds here.

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