Garden Design 101 to Help You Get Started

Want to start a food garden, but don't know where to begin? Here are the first steps to take.

7 Ways to Score Free Seeds for Your Garden

Vegetable and herb seeds can be expensive, so here are 7 great resources to score FREE seeds for your garden.

How “What the World Eats” Inspired a Modern Victory Garden

Author MK Martin shares her family's plans to create a modern "Victory garden", inspired by grandparents, and global eating habits.

Little Gardens for Little Friends: 8 Safe Plants for Herbivore Pets

Animal companions such as rabbits, chinchillas, and degus (as well as guinea pigs and mice) enjoy fresh produce as much as we do. Consider growing some of these tasty treats to share with your little friends.

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How to Save Your Seeds

If you've grown some varieties that you really love, be sure to save a bunch of their seeds, both to grow again next year, and to trade with your friends/family.

Are Your Seeds Failing? Here are a Couple of Possible Reasons Why

Seeds can fail for a number of reasons. Let's take a look a couple of common issues, and how to prevent them in the future.

Interesting Varieties to Explore in 2019

Sometimes I get terribly daring and pick something random that I've never grown before, just for the sake of experimentation. These are a few varieties I'm eyeing for 2019.

Organic and Heirloom Seed Companies

One of the most common questions we get asked is where we order our seeds from. Our main writers are mostly based in Canada and the USA, so the following companies are based in these two countries. If you'd like to add your favourite company to our list, especially if you're from another country, please … Continue reading Organic and Heirloom Seed Companies

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Mice Will Play: Lessons in Seed Storing

There are a few basic truths about living in a rural area: dining options tend to be limited; serenity will be disturbed by camping aficionados on summer holiday; and you will have mice in the house at some point.