Browsing Category : Gardening

BURGERS TO BLOSSOMS AT GARDENS OF LIFE


Burger Love™ ‘Give Back Burger’ funding supports the creation of the PEI Hospice’s Gardens of Life in Charlottetown The Burger Love campaign was launched by Fresh Media in 2011 as a strategy to promote and support Island beef producers. In 2017 Burger Love introduced a new initiative, Give Back Burger, where $1 from every Burger Love burger sold at participating…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


A new gardening season is finally here   We made it through another PEI winter and it’s just wonderful to see spring. In addition to annual vegetables, there are many other perennial plants that grow well in PEI and would make a good addition to your backyard garden. If you are relatively new to gardening, it would be a good…

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TIPS FOR GROWING CANNABIS


Lessons from local growers and cannabis-enthusiasts Green thumb or not, many Islanders may try their hand at gardening this year. For the first time in almost a century Canadians can legally grow cannabis on their property without the need of a license. Under the Cannabis Act, adults are permitted to grow up to four plants per household. To understand the…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Planning an apple orchard I am lying on the ground in a sheltered area where the snow has melted and the ground has dried some. It is a south-facing berm near my home in PEI and I have sweet cherries planted nearby. I can see the cloudless blue sky above and the bright sun feels so intense on my face.…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Warmer days are ahead…really they are! It is a balmy -19°C and I just returned from a walk to get some of that fresh, clean, PEI country air. Ahhh. As I heard the crisp and crunch of snow underfoot near that little fishing shack on the river, I observed a very lively squirrel navigate the branches of the trees with…

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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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PLANTING HOPE AT ROSS’ PLACE


Kensington garden truly becomes a community effort in its launch June 9 was a busy Saturday morning in Kensington as gardeners of all ages came together to christen Ross’ Place. The brainchild of Jamie MacKay, the new community garden was conceived and birthed within months, showing that sometimes passion and persistence is all you need to bring an idea to…

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