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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


’Tis the season for giving This time of year can be a time of exchanging gifts for many people. With that in mind, I thought it might be a good idea to share a few gift ideas for someone who has gardening interests. The first consideration is to decide how much you would like to spend. With all of the…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


You never know what might happen in the country Editor’s note: This month Christopher Dunbar takes a little break from the gardening side and shares a story of a late fall adventure in the heart of rural PEI. We had an interesting and exciting experience I would like to tell you about. It was a beautiful October evening, the cool…

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Nature’s force in our gardens It never ceases to amaze me the immense power of the forces of nature. Here in PEI and eastern Canada we are fortunate to avoid extremes of nature: tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, tsunamis, severe winter cold, and even hurricanes are generally absent. It is hard to imagine that tropical storm Dorian was moderate as far…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Preserving your fall crops One of the really enjoyable parts of having a garden for me is preserving all of the fruits and veggies. September is a month of ample harvest so preserving is an option to handle all the extras. There is no smell quite like the tangy spicy aroma of a pot of fresh pickles simmering on a…

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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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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 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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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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