Gardening

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...

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...
Get your soil ready for spring

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.
Seeds you can start in February

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.
Ginger and red currant solstice scones

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.
Harvesting from the freezer

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.
Soil: Don’t treat it like dirt

Soil: Don’t treat it like dirt

Soil keeps us alive and regulates the climate. Let’s give it the respect it deserves.
Why leaving your leaves is loving your leaves

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.

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.
Five ways to grow food when you don't have a garden

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.