Kitras Art Glass

Kitras Art Glass is a Canadian glass blowing studio that produces innovative, beautiful and decorative glass objects for the home and garden. We fully agree with their credo: “… that beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life. When surrounded by beauty the spirit is uplifted.”

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Time to Plant Garlic

We sell organic Russian Hardneck Porcelain garlic from Gabriola Gourmet Garlic. Porcelain is a hardy, very pungent garlic. It forms huge cloves and is a good winter keeper, if kept at or below room temperature, less than 65% humidity and good air ventilation.  My garlic was still firm and tasty in June this year. There’s […]

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Ken Ho

A terrific multi-purpose tool with a sharp edge that weeds, digs furrows and removes moss from paving.

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Grow Lights Improve Success When Starting Seeds Indoors

The most difficult thing about starting seeds indoors is getting enough light so they don’t grow tall and spindly before you can plant them out into the garden. Sun Blaster grow lights give you all the light your growing seedlings need.  They come in 2, 3 and 4 foot lengths and are super-easy to install […]

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It’s Important to Test Your Soil

Ever wonder why your vegetables don’t look like the pictures on the packages?  It could be your soil.  Over time, the nutrients in garden soil get depleted unless you amend the soil regularly.  A simple soil test will tell you what you need to do. A soil test kit will tell you the pH of […]

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Heat Mats Help Germination

Seed heat mats provide a gentle bottom heat to encourage germination.  Some seeds, like tomatoes and peppers, really like the bottom heat, and a seed heat mat really helps if you’re starting seeds in an unheated greenhouse.

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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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Eventually, Every Gardener Wants a Felco Pruner

Why?  Because they are the best and poorly made pruners are just too frustrating to own.  Hold a Felco pruner in your hand and you’ll immediately see and feel the difference. The tight, solid feel. The smooth, silky action.  Not to mention awesome cutting power and precision. Once you’ve tried a Felco pruner there is […]

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Solar Tea Lantern

Catching the sun’s rays by day, this latest addition to our terrific selection of solar garden lights casts a warm romantic glow from within after dark. The sweet, new Solar Tea Lantern is a  hand-blown glass lantern embedded with a combination of luminescence and white glass. Unlike other solar lights, this lantern utilizes a “warm […]

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