Adding flowering perennials to your annual garden, will attract beneficial insects and build resilience to pests. By creating a home for the ‘good guys’, you not only build biodiversity, but brighten up a monochromatic green space. With some tweaks to
Adding compost that’s been very well made will not only boost the overall health and productivity of the soil, but will also help to rid your plants of disease.
This guide is meant to act as a supplement for new Okanagan gardeners. It contains adjusted planting and seed-sowing dates, recommendations for how and when to sow seeds to extend the growing season, and how to effectively start growing seedlings indoors.
It is meant to provide an Okanagan-specific lens that can be placed on top of other online gardening videos and resources, to give your garden the best chance of success in our extreme Okanagan climate.
Sheet-mulching is a quick way to convert your lawn to usable garden space. Fall is also the best time to sheet-mulch your garden. Depending on the area being covered, this might only take 30 minutes to an hour, and you
At this time of year, our plants are starting to get hungry; all of the watering we do (even when it’s not a lot) can actually leach some of the nutrients from the soil, so the nutrients do require some topping-up
For those of us who like to get in the garden, you have probably found yourself, at one time or another, so deeply immersed in an activity that you’ve lost all sense of time- I love that feeling! Many gardeners
With the New Year here it’s an exciting time for everyone, despite the January blues in the Okanagan. Resolutions and goals have been made, and most of us are doing what we can, to stick to our plans for the
I very much love this book- it’s really as simple as that. The Zero-Mile Diet by Carolyn Herriot is organized in month-by-month chapters that take you, not just through the growing season, but all throughout the year with tips on
With the gardening season now underway, I thought it would be a good time to provide you with some more support by sharing some fantastic resource books that have been instrumental in developing my gardening knowledge. This book is packed-full
It really just takes 5 minutes to sow some peas. With the warmer weather finally on its way, this is the perfect time to get the peas in the ground, as they like a bit of cold to start with.