We are so fortunate to live in a part of the world where we can grow a plethora of winter vegetables to harvest from October to May, a period when gardeners typically leave garden beds empty. Here’s some of my tips for a great winter garden.Read more »
When the authors of Sow Simple and Everyday Eden, Christina Symons and John Gillespie, visited our downtown Victoria and Nanaimo stores this spring, we were wowed by their pea shoots growing in a saucer.Read more »
Here on the coast, potatoes are generally planted in April. Buy them early and store in a dark, dry place to encourage the eyes to sprout before planting. If they have not sprouted when you’re ready to plant, move them to a warmer place for a few days.Read more »
Growing tomatoes on the West Coast is a challenge – if we get a cool wet spring, like last year, gardeners will need to use all the tips and tricks available to ensure they get to harvest tasty red tomatoes by the end of the summer. Here are some great tips from a local tomato […]Read more »
All throughout January, customers were asking us “What seeds can I start now?”
My reply? Nothing!
That’s not technically true, of course. Some flower seeds, such as geraniums, should be started indoors in January. But it’s too early to start most other flowers and vegetable seeds.Read more »
Living on the West Coast, we’re luckier than the rest of Canada: we have greenery and even flowers twelve months of the year.Read more »