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FTW Kitchen: Sorrel Soup

Sorrel's lemony flavour is an early springtime delight. This recipe showcases the perennial green in a fresh soup that's perfect for the occasional chilly evening.

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Keyhole Gardens for Small Spaces

Keyhole gardens are ideal for small yards: they don't waste space, and are easier to harvest.

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How to Create a “3 Sisters” Garden

A three sisters garden includes three plants that work together in perfect symbiosis: corn, beans, and squash (or pumpkin).

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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.

Book Gifts for Plant Lovers

Whether the people on your list are seasoned gardeners and herbalists or just learning the basics, we've got you covered. Here is a list of favourite books, recommended by our contributors, friends, neighbours, family members, and local farmers.

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Permaculture Principles: Observe Your Land Before You Plant Anything

So many of us get reallyreally excited as soon as we have a plot of land to play with that we end up sabotaging our attempts with our impatience.

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Work With Your Land, Not Against It

Rather than being discouraged by the fact that I will never be able to grow a decent tomato here, I've learned the lesson that working with the land I have is easier on both my wallet and my heart than fighting with it.