Some people think cabbage moths are butterflies and they’re sexy. They’re not sexy. They’re assholes.”Ron Finley Cabbage moths are kind of pretty...unfortunately they're pretty destructive too! When you see them fluttering around your brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi and others) it can send you into a flap. I love wildlife--including insects--but I don't like… Continue reading Ten Methods for Dealing With Cabbage Worms
1 – Herbs Herbs take the number one spot hands down. No other category of plants give such a huge return for such little space. You don't even need a garden. You can successfully grow herbs in a few pots parked on a windowsill. A pot of herbs sell for the same price as a… Continue reading Growing Your Own Groceries? Consider These Top Five Produce Picks.
The story of the Crimson Flowered Broad Bean has everything Hollywood could hope for; a gorgeous protagonist, passion, disaster and a hero rushing in to save the day at the last possible second. The titillating tale begins with the first mention of the bean’s cultivation in 1778. For almost two centuries gardeners enjoyed its presence… Continue reading A Near Tragic Tale of The Crimson Broad Bean
Part of the fun of growing heirlooms is learning their backstories. Often their names offer blatant clues, such as the popular Mortgage Lifter Tomato. This robust variety produces pink hued offerings in the one pound range, with a sweet, rich flavour. It not only tastes rich, it made its creator, M.C. Byles of Logan, West… Continue reading Mortgage Lifter Tomato
Yes, yes you do! Many well-meaning folks will tell you thinning carrots isn’t necessary, but it all depends on what your end goals are. If you don’t mind lots of tiny carrots (which can be very tasty) with only the occasional “keeper” for storage, then yes, thinning isn’t necessary. However, if your goal is an… Continue reading Do You Really Need to Thin Carrots?
When in doubt, grow a garden. Growing a garden is a great way to find your way back to hope, health and happiness. Don’t just stand there, grow a garden!
An amino acid present in onions known as L-tryptophan, serves as a natural sedative, quickly lowering your blood sugar and creating a sense of calm and sleepiness.
The most popular heirloom vegetable and how to grow it.
Before tomatoes became the most popular vegetable (though technically a fruit) in the world, they had to overcome a deadly reputation. Tomatoes are thought to have originated in the Americas back in 700 AD. By the 16th century they had found their way to Europe where they were met with mixed reviews. The red fruit… Continue reading Why Tomatoes Only Killed The Rich
Detached homes have grown bigger while yards have grown smaller. In North America the average size of a new build has gone from 1,938 square feet in 1990 to 2,300 square feet in 2016.