Pumpkins in Texas!

Thanks to Garden Design Magazine for this amazing tribute to the lowly pumpkin. Actually we'll thank the Dallas Arboretum first, for their creativity. Follow the link here to see more pictures of the Pumpkin Village.

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4 Things About Planting Garlic

More About Garlic This is definitely the time to plant garlic. (It's also the time to plant other alliums, not least the ornamental alliums, like my favourite, "Purple Sensation". But on with garlic...) This is my third year planting garlic, so I've harvested twice before. The best of the harvest goes to the planting bed; … Continue reading 4 Things About Planting Garlic

Photo-Tutorial: Squash

Successful Squash A few years ago I tried to grow squash from seed for the first time. Actually first time for growing it from anything. I'm not a big fan of zucchini and other summer squashes, and just didn't want to bother with an entire growing season of caring for winter squash for the sake of one … Continue reading Photo-Tutorial: Squash

Day 21 of Your Successful Vegetable Garden

Tomatoes! North America's favourite home-grown vegetable. (Actually, it's said it is "America's" favourite home-grown vegetable, but I'm sure Canadians are as keen on home-grown toms as Americans.) Garden Tribe's final day of Boot Camp focuses on tomatoes, and what a great ending (and how great that it's ending!). And isn't this a brilliant line: Some gardeners are … Continue reading Day 21 of Your Successful Vegetable Garden

Veggie Tales Day 20

Herb Gardens. Boot Camp is almost done, and growing herbs is definitely the easiest way of getting going with your edible garden. I've written often about herbs,  so I won't re-hash everything here. A few quick notes: 1. Most of our popular herbs originate in the Mediterranean, so they like sunny exposures, but most, with the … Continue reading Veggie Tales Day 20