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What we're doing now to prepare for watering restrictions
Stage 1 watering restrictions went into effect in Vancouver on May 15, two weeks ahead of last year. So far, the rules apply to lawns and car washing only, but I’m not taking any chances. 2015 saw...
May 15th, 2016
How to capture the signs of spring with a garden photo diary
Can you feel it? Spring is in the air. Although winter technically doesn’t end until the spring equinox on March 20, it truly feels like the world is waking up from its slumber. On my morning walks...
Mar 6th, 2016
Get your soil ready for spring
Late winter and early spring is the perfect time to do some yearly soil maintenance. By regularly amending your soil, you’ll ensure that this year’s garden is as good as last year’s.
Feb 21st, 2016
Seeds you can start in February
It’s still early days, but Vancouver’s warm climate means that there are a few seeds that eager gardeners can get a jump start on.
Feb 8th, 2016
Ginger and red currant solstice scones
Relax and enjoy the winter solstice by baking festive vegan, gluten-free scones that reimagine the bounty of the summer solstice.
Dec 20th, 2015
Harvesting from the freezer: cooking with frozen vegetables from your garden
Cooking with frozen vegetables is a bit of a lost art. Here are some great favourite ways to prepare them.
Dec 13th, 2015
Soil: Don’t treat it like dirt
Soil keeps us alive and regulates the climate. Let’s give it the respect it deserves.
Dec 6th, 2015
Why leaving your leaves is loving your leaves
Leaves can be incredibly helpful in garden beds, and are a winter refuge for wildlife – as long as we don’t take them away.
Nov 22nd, 2015
How to store vegetable seeds
Seeds take care of us by providing delicious food, so let’s take care of them. Use these tips to store vegetable seeds.
Nov 15th, 2015
Five ways to grow food when you don't have a garden
It turns out that condo-dwellers have some surprising advantages when it comes to growing food.
Nov 7th, 2015