Easy to Grow Pea Sprouts

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.

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How to Grow Potatoes

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.

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Grow Terrific Tomatoes

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 […]

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Getting Seeds Off to a Great Start

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.

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