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Vegetable Gardening With Kids: How To Involve Different Types Of Children In The Growing Plot.

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Have you ever wondered if your kids share your passion for gardening? It would only seem natural that they might inherit an interest in gardening, or better yet, your green thumb! And yet we know that kids can differ so much, even within one family. Some of them may love digging in the dirt, while…

Tomato Problems

Do you have brown spots on your plants? You have tomato problems! Does your fruit get leathery black spots and then rot off? You must be a frustrated vegetable gardener! Keep reading. First, let’s identify tomato problems, then we’ll cover a list of tips to help you avoid early fruit losses altogether. The most common…

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Growing Tomatoes

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Growing Tomatoes: A Guide for Vegetable Gardeners. Growing tomatoes is possibly the most popular vegetable gardening challenge. It’s a beautiful, tasty and fresh vegetable just about anyone enjoys! The only challenge with growing tomatoes is not eating them all before they reach the kitchen. If they do make it to the kitchen, they can be…

Soil for Vegetable Gardens

Soil: blend it, buy it or transport it to your vegetable garden Features of the perfect garden soil Light, can easily move with your hand Has air pockets and pores Breaks apart easily into little pieces Smells rich and earthy Has lots of life in and on the soil: look for small insects and worms,…

Down to the wire! Winning the war on wireworms

Wireworms are on the rise in Canadian crops such as potato, sugar beet, carrot, cole crops forages and cereal grains. Wireworms are the larvae of slender beetles known as click beetles. There are approximately 30 pest species of wireworm in Canada – with many found in potato fields. Before pesticides, potato growing was abandoned in…

The edible city

One of the reasons why our cities are increasingly unsustainable is that so much of the food their citizens consume isn’t produced within municipal boundaries, says Andreas Späth. via The edible city.

Choosing lumber for a raised garden bed

Should I build a raised bed using Cedar, Pine, or Cypress boards? We are often asked this question about selecting the best wood for the side walls of your raised vegetable garden. The most commonly available options are treated wood, cedar, fir, redwood and recycled lumber. Each choice has its own pluses and minuses that…

Vegetable Harvest Time

Look at these beautiful organic vegetables that were harvested out of an MBrace raised garden bed in Toronto, Ontario.  Thank you to Paula for sending in such lovely photos!  

Beginner Vegetable Garden

Recommended Vegetables for Growing Your Own Local Food Perhaps the revival of the backyard vegetable garden began when First Lady Michelle Obama ripped up the White House lawn in order to plant a vegetable garden. It was the first time a veggie garden had been planted there since the Victory Garden planted at the time…