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Containers of mixed perennials offer colour on a deck. Photo: Jodi DeLong

Containing the season’s enthusiasm

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Keeping the planter colour and interest going well into winter Autumn sneaks up on us.  The days get shorter, the sun rises later and sets earlier. The air is gloriously warm most days, and cooler at night. The vegetable garden has been profuse, and we’ve canned, frozen, dehydrated, and enjoyed its bounty. There’s still some… Read More»

The botanical medicine cabinet

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With a little care, you can find herbal remedies growing around you Long ago while a student at the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus), I grew interested in wild plants, for gardening, culinary and medicinal purposes. A presentation I did on useful wild plants began with a quotation from… Read More»

Fall issue preview

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What’s coming up in our new fall issue out September 14

The garden wars

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I’m covering my raised beds with chicken wire to keep out the kitties

How does your garlic grow?

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Our editor is a garlic-growing newbie and would love to hear your tips.

The cat came back

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Can you help me keep the kitties out of my kale?

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