In case you hadn’t noticed, fairy gardens are all the rage right now and not just for children. Many gardeners are enjoying stretching their imagination by creating tiny gardens for fairies. Fairy doors, small scale furniture and tools, and of course, tiny fairies, can be placed in a spot in your garden for all to enjoy. Some brave souls even put their fairy gardens out on the boulevard for all to see. I’m sure it’s bad karma to disturb a fairy garden.
Victoria’s Seedy Saturday is February 20th, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Victoria Conference Centre.
This is Victoria’s annual community seed and garden show where you can purchase your seeds and plants direct from the growers who can advise you about the best choices for your specific growing conditions. Take in one or more of the many informative lectures, and be sure to visit the Dig This booth for seeds and Pemberton-grown organic seed potatoes.
For a list of other Seedy Saturdays on Vancouver Island, check out our latest newsletter.
There’s been lots of talk in the media about the increasing cost of food.$9 cauliflowers and $3 tomatoes, oh my! If the cost of food is a concern for you, you can do something about it. Here on Vancouver Island we have an advantage – a gentle climate that lets us grow food almost all […]
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Wondering what to start seeding now? The best resource on this is the FREE West Coast Seed Catalogue which has a handy chart telling you what you can start indoors, direct seed or transplant each month. Pick one up at any of our stores. More …
Avoid leggy seeds and poor germination with these seed starting essentials. To get your seeds off to the best start you need a light source and for many seeds, bottom heat. We have a good selection of grow lights and stands to hold them. The “Nanodome” mini greenhouse is a great all-in-one set up to start seeds: seed flat, high dome and grow light that fits on top of the dome.