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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Looking Forward We don’t get a lot of nice sunny days in January as they are very rare. When we do get one, I love to be out under the deep blue sky and feel the sun reflecting off the white snow as it really lifts me up. It helps me to spend more time out of doors, getting a…

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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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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


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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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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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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