To Everything There is a Season

To Everything There is a Season

There are many signs from the seasonal cycle of plants or animals indicating that something else is soon to occur. As I sow seed indoors to start my growing season in Canada, other places are wrapping up theirs … click on title for more

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My New Seeds Have Arrived!

My New Seeds Have Arrived!

In cold-winter regions, every gardener goes through the process of feeling tired of being confined indoors, “growing vicariously” through reviews of gardening sites and seed catalogues, and planning the next season. Many make the promise to “just look, not buy any more seeds this year”, only to give in to the exciting new varieties, or items that have been on the wish list for too long … click on title for more

Three Sisters Garden

Three Sisters Garden

The name of “Three Sisters” was given by Native American nations, and it seems like every community has its own version of the origin story; the common element in all stories is the interpretation of the interactions amongst the three crops as part of a sisterhood, in which each member contributes something unique to the group, an inseparable set that best thrives together. In our garden, I chose red scarlet pole beans and two kinds of winter squash (classic orange pumpkin, and “Casper” white) to complement the organic sweet corn … click on title for more