Gardening: Trend grows on gardeners: raising vegetables in containers

April 14, 2019

Some trends slowly fizzle out (freeze-dried astronaut food), while others morph into cultural fixtures (sorry, but reality TV comes to mind). Even gardening isn’t immune to trends; Chia Pets, anyone? But at least one current horticultural trend seems destined for long-term success: growing vegetables in containers. Once upon a time, gardeners grew veggies in the […]

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BRIAN MINTER: Timing in spring gardening is everything

April 13, 2019

Violas are traditional early spring colour plants. – 123RF Stock Photo It happens every year, and recent weather swings have certainly exacerbated the problem. When we get 20 degrees C weather in late March and April, many folks who are hungry for early floral colour and fresh food from the garden are equally anxious to […]

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Native Plants: the Key to Eco-Friendly Gardening

April 10, 2019

After a dreary winter, spring has finally arrived! It’s time to shed our winter coats, trade them in for a sun hat and a pair of gardening gloves, and go dig into the dirt. Spring is a time for growth, renewal, and, best of all, gardening. What will you plant this year? When will you […]

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Five tools gardening experts can’t live without

April 5, 2019

Kelly Smith Trimble, editorial director of and author of “Vegetable Gardening Wisdom: Daily Advice and Inspiration for Getting the Most from Your Garden,” has a shed full of her favorite gardening tools. If she had to pick only five to recommend, she would start with a quality hose, a watering can, ratcheting hand pruners, a hori-hori […]

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Gardening: The Power of the Hoop

April 3, 2019

Almonte: Friday March 29, 2019: 10:00 AM: Outdoor temperature 2 C: Hoop House temperature 20 C. Happy gardeners were grabbing bags full of spinach for a super-early, super-local lunch. It was shirt-sleeve temperature and very comfortable. For me it was such an incredibly sensual experience to work with my hands in the soil and breathe in […]

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Coming together for love of gardening

April 1, 2019

Entrepreneurs were invited to sell their products at the green bazaar. A COMMON interest in gardening and going green brought residents of Denai Alam together for the first plant and seed exchange programme. The event, organised by the Denai Alam Community Garden committee with support from Sime Darby Property and Denai Alam Residents Association, drew […]

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