As a new gardener, I often found the task of growing prize winning tomatoes and succulent melons very daunting. Can I say succulent melons here? Get your head out of the gutter! Gardening has never come naturally to me. But I learn and grow each and every year. I finally began to master tomatoes by […]
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 […]
Chamomile has historically been used because of it’s calming scent as well as supposed curative properties. Today, it’s mostly made into tea.
Growing garlic is super easy, and takes very little skill or input. Garlic is what is considered a cash crop for many people. Growing garlic is a low-effort way to make a little money on the side in your own backyard. Garlic’s requirements are modest – some well-rotted manure or compost, free draining soil, some […]
As soon as I heard about Stevia, I was curious. A couple of years ago, I gave growing it a try. It was easy and the plants are very pretty. I bought a couple of plants at a garden center and transplanted them into larger containers. My two plants sat out on the porch all […]
Spring is the season of hope and growth. You begin dreaming of the beautiful blooms that are to come. You start to see those first signs of green after a long winter. During the first few weeks of spring, there are measures you can take to encourage a successful gardening season. March is the month […]