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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


New ideas for your garden. Well, as everyone in PEI may know, the weather can vary significantly from year to year. This summer much of our garden growth is later than a typical year but it is still turning out to be a fine season. Many types of produce are growing well, even if the harvest is a little late.…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Fresh and tasty goodness New PEI Irish Cobbler potatoes and yellow beans! There is nothing in my mind that says ‘I love PEI in the summer’ more than these two vegetables. My mouth is watering a little bit just thinking about it now. By the middle of July the early vegetables including leaf lettuce, peas, beet greens, and maybe even…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


The resilience of a garden It never ceases to amaze me how our gardens work and deal with the tremendous variability in weather. Yes, we had a lot of cool weather and rain this spring, but the weather changes and things start to grow and catch up. It happens every time, without exception. June 10th is the historical frost-free date…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


A new gardening season is finally here As I walk along the south side of my house I can see lots of flowering bulbs starting to grow. Crocuses are the first ones I see blooming each year, they are small but a welcome sight. Daffodils and hyacinths grow well and are a very colourful and reliable choice. Tulips also grow…

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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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