A Mosquito-Free Summer
Getting bitten in your tent, or in your garage, or outside on the patio – not the fun parts of summer. Be prepared this year with mosquito repellents to avoid these pesky insects.
Sprouts vs Microgreens: What’s the Difference?
Sprouts and microgreens have been very popular for the past few years. Lots of people believe the two terms are interchangeable, but there are quite a few differences! We’ll go over nutrition contents, growing methods, and how to prepare them for consumption.
5 Low-Maintenance Houseplants for Easy Growing
For those who want plants without all the fuss, we’ve listed a few plants that can survive a bit of neglect. These colourful varieties will brighten up your home!
Our Christmas Wishlist 2022
With the upcoming season of giving, love, and festivity, we all want to give a perfect gift to that special someone. Your mother, your partner, your friend, maybe even yourself!
Creating a Cat-friendly Garden
There are many ways to make your garden for friendly for little fluffy critters. This can apply to outdoor gardens, selecting appropriate houseplants, and even growing plants specifically for cats!
Fall Bulbs – What Should I Know?
Some bulbs are best suited for planting in the fall. This is usually done between late-September to November. Bulbs benefit from the cold ground temperatures and this makes for a better bloom in the spring.
Firstly, it requires less water than a traditional grass and is more environmentally friendly in that regard. Bacteria in its roots also allow for fixation of atmospheric nitrogen so it will enhance the soil’s nutrient availability. This means no fertilizer – an...
Pesticides and insecticides have been changing a lot in the last few years, with many being taken off the market due to health and ecological concerns. Chlorpyrifos, a chemical used in pesticides like Dursban and Lorsban has been banned in Canada as of 2021. The...
Feeding the Birds
Winter can be a bleak time of year, but with a few simple steps you can attract some delightful feathered visitors to your yard! Commonly spotted birds here in the Edmonton area through the winter include: chickadees, house finches, nuthatches, house sparrows,...
Starting Seeds Indoors
Many seeds like beans, carrots, and sunflowers can be sown directly in the garden when spring comes around, but some must be started early. The back of most seed packets will indicate how many days or weeks to start your seeds indoors before the last expected frost...
Planning Next Year’s Garden
Most of us only have finite space available for planting a garden. With hundreds of options, choosing the right seeds and plants can definitely be intimading, but it's never too early to start planning so you can be ready when spring finally comes along. Start by...