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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Mo’s Famous Ginger Shortbread

If you went to the Open House at Dig This Broadmead you probably sampled some of Maureen’s wonderful ginger shortbread.

Here’s the recipe.

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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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Water Garden Tour, July 14, 2018

The 12th Annual Victoria Water Garden Tour takes place on July 14, 2018 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.This self-guided tour of designated includes 11 outstanding local gardens and outdoor spaces which showcase unique water features such as fountains, waterfalls, ponds, streams and lakes. Tickets are $25 and available at Dig This.

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Upcoming Workshops

Starting Plants from Seed
Dig This Sidney
Sunday, March 25
10 am to 11 am

Elizabeth will share her tips for growing plants from seeds.
Cost $10
Please register in advance by phoning 778 426 1998.

Bonsai Pruning Class
Dig This Broadmead
Saturday, April 14th
10:30 am to 1 pm

Join Bonsai expert Mark Paterson to learn how to prune a miniature rhododendron to begin it’s life as a Bonsai.
Cost: $50
Please register in advance by phoning 250 727 9922.

Succulent Workshop
Dig This Sidney
Sunday, April 15th
10 am to 11 am

Hands-on workshop with certified landscape horticulturist, Nadyne Berns. Succulents are her passion. She will explain all about these fascinating plants and help you pot one up to take home .
Cost $40
Please register in advance by phoning 778 426 1998.

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Seedy Saturday is Coming Soon

Seedy Saturday in Victoria is February 17th from 10 am to 3:30 pm at the Victoria Convention Centre. Admission is $7 (under 16 years, free) and it gains you access to many great local businesses that bring seeds, plants and other gardening related products. Of course, Dig This will be there with West Coast Seeds, Baker Creek tomato seeds, and organic Pemberton-grown seed potatoes.

For more information, click here.

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Fall Planter Workshop

Come to this fun workshop and leave with a gorgeous fall planter! Bring your own pot or hanging basket, or purchase one of ours. We’ll have lots of plants to choose from. Save 15% on plants and other items during the class.

Dig This Broadmead. September 30th. 2:30 pm to 3 pm. Cost is $10. Please register in advance by phoning 250 727 9922.

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Terrarium & Mini Garden Workshop

Work with miniature enthusiast Chelsea Uphoff to create your own miniature garden using succulents, tillandsia or small tropicals. Workshop includes a choice of plants, planting mix and terrarium container. Save 15% on terrariums and other miniature accessories during the workshop.

Dig This Oak Bay. Sunday, October 15th from 10 am to noon. Cost is $35. ​Please register in advance by phoning 250 598 0802.

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Kids Love to Garden

Of course kids love to garden: there’s dirt to dig, bugs to examine and the occasional pea or strawberry to gobble up. If you missed the Gardening with Kids workshop at Dig This Broadmead last month, take a minute to read this article from one of our favourite seed suppliers.

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Seedy Saturday in Victoria

Victoria’s Annual Seed & Garden Show is on this Saturday, February 18th at the Victoria Conference Centre from 10 am to 4 pm. $7 at the door, under 16 years free.

You’ll find locally grown, organic seed and plants from over a dozen of the islands’ finest seed producers, plus tools, soil amendments, and buckets of new ideas. Bring your gardening problems and mystery plants to the Master Gardeners for wise advice. Don’t forget the talks: hear some of the islands’ finest and most innovative growers talk about everything from basic techniques for beginners to more specialized topics for the advanced.

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