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Late Summer Vegetables

Did you let May and June slip by without planting any vegetables in your garden? It's not too late to enjoy a backyard bounty of veggies and herbs which, if planted in July or August, can be enjoyed well into autumn. Mid-Summer Smarts You can't plant just anything in the middle of summer; the...


Growing Vegetables Indoors

Vegetable seeds used to be hard to come by during the winter months, but more garden centres are carrying them throughout the year now. Maybe there are more indoor vegetable gardeners out there than I know about. Temperature, pollination and lighting are certainly key issues when planning your...


The Easiest 10 Vegetables to Grow

Nothing beats the taste of veggies picked fresh from the garden. When planning your garden, remember that most vegetables require a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun. Veggies need well-drained, rich soil. Before you plant, improve the condition of your soil by working compost into the top 20 to 30 cm...


Space Needed in Northern California to Raise Goats, Grow Vegetables and Store 50

Brent and Dorene have looked at over 100 homes near San Jose, California, without success. That's because they've got a long and unusual wish list that includes enough land for Dorene to raise goats so she can make goat cheese, and enough space for Brent to store and maintain his...


Book Giveaway: No Guff Vegetable Gardening -- If THIS Doesn't Sway You, You're Lost

I see these books and my impulse is to admit defeat: I am hopeless in the garden. But after I sit with the idea, I realize my household is not completely ignorant of backyard vegetable gardening.  My husband plants a little patch of arugula and chives every year (mostly to feed raccoons and...

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Toronto Becomes First City in NA to Mandate Green Roofs

gardinergreenribbon.comToronto is well on its way to becoming Canada's Emerald City, thanks to a bylaw that requires green roofs on new construction. Residences, commercial and institutional buildings over 2,000 square metres must have a roof that's 20-60 percent "living." Green/living roofs are...

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Gardening Gang in South Central LA

Ron Finley. Image courtesy of the Ever heard of a food desert? No, it's not and arid dustbowl in faraway lands, but the name of a dangerous phenomenon that plagues low-income areas all over the US.You see, food deserts are areas where affordable and nutritious food is virtually...

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Moodboard: Thanksgiving

Longing for a Thanksgiving that doesn't look like the one your mother always throws? Not impressed with paper napkins decorated with plump feathered turkeys and overflowing cornucopias? Me too.    Image via Apartment Therapy   I'll be the first to admit that the traditional...

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