For centuries, many First Nations groups across North America have cultivated three plants that worked together in perfect symbiosis: corn, beans, and squash (or pumpkin).
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.
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.
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.
Drought-resistant keyhole gardens are ideal for small spaces because that lovely little notch allows you to walk into the centre so you can reach all the glorious plants you've packed the space with.
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.
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.