Garlic Pesto!

If you’re growing hard neck garlic like the terrific local garlic Dig This sells every fall, you’ve probably noticed the “curlicue” tops or “scapes” that are forming at the top of the plants. Here’s our recipe for yummy Garlic Pesto.

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More Bulbs for Your Buck

If you’re looking for design inspiration for next spring’s garden, you might want to check out Jeff de Jong’s bulb class offered through UVic’s Continuing Studies. Jeff writes for numerous gardening magazines and leads garden tours throughout the world. He promises to help you create “a striking and extraordinary garden” with spring-flowering bulbs. For more information, click here.

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Make Pesto!

This pesto recipe in our latest newsletter was missing one essential ingredient – the olive oil! Our apologies. Here it is with all the ingredients needed.

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Why It Is Important To Thin Seedlings

I often find it hard to pull out seedlings that I’ve worked so hard to germinate, but if you want your plants to be happy and healthy, it’s something you just have to do. This informative little video from Renee’s Garden shows you how and tells you why it is so important.

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Best Heirloom Tomatoes

What a fabulous year for tomatoes! This year, the staff at Dig This Oak Bay grew 27 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Here are our favourites.

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Wonderful Videos of Hummingbirds

CBC listeners may have heard the fascinating interview with Eric Pitman, local hummingbird videographer extraordinaire. His website has some of the best high definition photos and videos on the web.

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Time to Plant Your Winter Garden

If you want to be able to pick lettuce, kale and other greens, broccoli florets and cabbages, and dig up beets, scallions or carrots in December and January, you have to plan now.

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How Do I Sharpen My Pruners

We are often asked: How do I sharpen my pruners?

We recommend you get your cutting tools sharpened professionally every winter so they are ready for the start of the gardening season early the following year.

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