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Using Biochar in Your Greenhouse, houseplants & outdoors

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.

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Time to Transplant Leeks & Other Onions

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!

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How Much Would You Pay for a Tomato?

How Much Would You Pay for a Tomato?

Last year, the pricey Hamlets were first to ripen evenly in late July and I started giving them away to friends and neighbors. “Those tomatoes are really hard and tough” said a neighbour. And I agreed. They were both “firm and dark red” as advertised. But firm and hard are not good adjectives for home-grown tomatoes.

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Grow Food Calgary Gets Freebies!

Grow Food Calgary Gets Freebies!

It’s official. Freebies are flowing in for the registrants of Grow Food Calgary and this week we received a really big donation, and it consists of four packages weighing in at 77 lbs. The boxes received contain a total of 150 grow bags – enough for the entire class!

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