Grow Amaryllis to Brighten the Winter Days

The easiest way to create beauty indoors at this time of year is to force paperwhite and amaryllis bulbs for indoors. It’s so simple to do and nothing is as lovely as growing flowers in the dark days of winter.

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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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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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