Carrots and Leeks: Ideal Garden (and Soup) Companions

Many garden companion plants also work well together in the kitchen. Here's why carrots and leeks grow (and simmer) well together.

My First Pumpkin: Adventures with Blossom End Rot

I finally have a beautiful, healthy pumpkin in my garden, after months of dealing with blossom end rot.

DIY Beneficial Insect Hotel

Cultivating a relationship with the beneficial insects in your area is a vital aspect of sustainable permaculture, and offering them a habitat nearby will encourage them to stick around.

Treat Garden-Related Bites and Rashes with Jewelweed

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) isn't just great for attracting pollinators: it's invaluable for treating insect bites and skin rashes.

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Compost Tea: How to Brew It and Use It in Your Garden

Some people get high tech and use a fish tank aerator for their compost tea, but I just use my stick to slosh everything around for about an hour until it's properly frothy.

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Light-Dependent Germination

Are you struggling with starting plants from seeds? Many require direct sunlight to shake them awake and tell them to get growing already.

Grow an Extra Row to Help the Hungry

Food security is more important now than ever before. Grocery shelves are often empty, farmers are short on workers, and global food shortages could be a very real thing, very soon.If you're cultivating a vegetable (Victory!) garden this year, please consider planting an extra row to help the hungry in your community. Are you familiar … Continue reading Grow an Extra Row to Help the Hungry

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Bone Broth: A Nutrient-Dense, Healing Elixir

When consumed mindfully, savouring each sip and picturing it healing one's body, bone broth becomes more than just a nourishing drink. It helps one stay in the present moment, which is as good for one's emotional wellbeing as one's physical health.