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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


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


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


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


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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DIGGING IT


Plan to make your garden grow February is a short, cold month where thoughts of gardening are often buried as deeply as the fields under the snow. But it’s a great time to look ahead to warmer weather and do some planning for your gardens, be it vegetable, flower, or a combination of both. Now is a good time to…

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