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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Rufous Hummingbirds are Returning

This month, the migratory Rufous return, joining our resident Anna’s hummingbirds. Let the air show begin!

Rufous Hummingbirds will fight each other and the Anna’s for possession of a feeder. If you see this behavior don’t get too upset about it, it is just their nature. Sometimes two or three of them will set up a rotational feeding schedule but rarely will you see two or more of them on the feeder at the same time.

The antique bottle feeder shown here is a favourite with Dig This customers and local hummingbirds!

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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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Soji Solar Lanterns are Fun

Soji Solar Lanterns add an element of fun to the garden at night.  They come in bright colours, and because they are solar-powered, there’s no electrical cords to fuss with.  Simply hang the lantern in the sunshine during the day, and at night it will glow!

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