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  • Early Spring Garden To-Do List Early Spring Garden To-Do List

    Early Spring Garden To-Do List

Early Spring Garden To-Do List

It’s such an exciting time of the year! We can feel the temperatures slowly start to rise and before we know it we’ll be pulling fresh cherry tomatoes from the vines in our backyards and watching the daises bloom. But before we get there, there’s lots to be done to prepare for a successful growing season. Here’s are some ‘to-do’s’ for you to add to your list this April. 

Prepare the Soil

Now is the perfect time to do a Spring cleaning of your garden beds. Taking the time to build and loosen your soil will set you up for a more productive growing season. First, you’ll want to start by removing any weeds, mulch or debris covering up your bare soil. When removing the weeds, make sure you’re getting the entire root system or they might come back and try and compete with your garden plants! 

Over the Winter, soil tends to become more compact. Loosening the soil gives the roots of your plants a […]

  • The Virtues of Veggie Gardening The Virtues of Veggie Gardening

    The Virtues of Veggie Gardening

The Virtues of Veggie Gardening

Gardening with vegetables can be fun and provide delicious and highly nutritious fresh food. Watching and working with plants can add a new dimension of enjoyment to life and bring an awareness of the wonderful world of nature in the backyard. The marvels of nature will have special personal meaning when nurturing a small seedling into a colourful productive plant with your own hands. These accomplishments can be obtained regardless of the size of garden. A few plants or a large plot will give rewarding experiences for both young and old. The path to a successful vegetable garden is not difficult or long. A few carefully taken steps will produce many enjoyable moments and an abundant harvest of fresh vegetables during much of the year.

Location, location, location. First and foremost, select a location with plenty of sunlight. Most vegetables require a minimum exposure to sunlight of six hours per day, but more is better. Don’t plant gardens under or near trees or large shrubs. Aside from the shade factor, their roots will rob fertility and water from your vegetables.

Make a plan. Planning ahead will help avoid problems and make your garden a complement to your landscape. If space is […]