Author Archives : Christopher Dunbar

THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Sunset on this Season Well folks, with November here, the sun is setting on this gardening season. I expect many of you have your garden all cleaned up. You may wish to cultivate the garden now, especially if you have applied some limestone and/or manure. This does increase the chances of wind erosion so you could spread straw on your…

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The Edible Garden


The last of the harvest Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Wow, what a fantastic season we’ve had. I find it hard to believe October is here. This is the last month to harvest from the garden. There are many things to do now, and more to do to prepare for next year…yes, now is the time to plan. Winter cabbage and turnips…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Reaping the fruits of your labour Ahh, September is a great month for your garden. There is more and more bounty to be harvested and it is the last big month before things start to wind down for the season. If you have more than you can use, pick a basket of your excess veggies and pass them on to…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


A month of harvesting and preserving begins August is a great month in the gardening calendar because it is usually the first month you see significant harvest from your garden. Beans and peas will be at full harvest. Cucumbers will also come in droves. It is important to pick these vegetables regularly once they are ripe, as they can become…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Nurturing your garden Once you finally get to the summer weather in July, the planting is complete and you can concentrate on helping your veggies grow. It is important to continue to keep ahead of the weeds. If you planted too much, which is easy to do for both new and experienced gardeners, you may find weeding difficult. If so,…

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The Edible Garden


Warmer days are here Well, it was a bit of a late spring but mother nature is still with us and the weather continues to warm up. I just love being out in the garden. Don’t forget the your wide-brimmed hat or sunblock as the sun in June is certainly strong enough to give you a sunburn. June is the…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Finding the right garden spot and starting your planting Ok, we’re getting into the warm weather at last. Ahhh, doesn’t it feel just fabulous? Now we can start to really see where our work is going outdoors. In a future article I will get into long term planning, but for now let’s start with gardening goals for this year. A…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Using cold frames to start early in the spring Producing fresh vegetables early in spring is possible and it does not take a lot of work or expense. Some garden vegetables that can be grown in a cold frame include lettuce, radish, spinach, onions, greens, and others. Oh yes, and lamb’s quarters also grow well if those appeal to you…

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YOUR EDIBLE GARDEN


An Island guide to growing on PEI Don’t you just love looking out of your window and feeling the warmth and intensity of the March sun? You can close your eyes and imagine it’s July again. When you open your eyes and look outside, it may still look like winter but spring is closer than you think. Typically PEI has…

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