I’ve been growing Valerian in many gardens of my past, well before we moved here to the Cariboo. It is a wonderful perennial plant, so it dies back in the fall and then grows again in the spring. You can grow them from seed or buy one in a container and transplant it. I absolutely love the […]
Moving to a rainforest environment has been quite the challenge for this desert baby! I managed to drown my garden, and am finding slugs everywhere!
It’s that time of year when pests are waking up, and we all need a plan in case they get out of hand – like they sometimes do. Here are my top three tips for removing garden pests – from eggs to mature adult – when a pest problem seems to be escalating or for […]
When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do they need? How much water? What vegetables can you plant next to others? Which should you avoid? This quick and dirty […]
The concept of companion planting goes back centuries. In nature, diverse ecosystems of plants live together, supporting and benefiting each other. You hardly ever see an entire field of one plant in nature. Companion planting is the practice of planting certain non-crop plants next to your garden for a number of benefits: 1. Attract beneficial […]
Making soil blocks just got easier with this 2 ingredient soil block mix and step-by-step video tutorial showing you how to get started.