Category Archives: Garden

Caring for the environment while providing food for our table and energy for our home. We use only organic and sustainable practices on our little farm.

The Flower Moon of May

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The Flower Moon of May. This months newsletter from Blueberry Hills Farm. Continue reading

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When to Plant?

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Using signs from nature to know when to plant vegetables. Known as phenological gardening. Continue reading

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5 things anyone can do to help save the bees.

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Our honey bees need help. Here’s a list of 5 things that anyone can do to help them. If you can’t do them all, just choose one and start today. The bees will thank you for it. Continue reading

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It’s easy to grow Stevia in your own garden.

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I have tried store-bought Stevia powder in the past and found that it left a strange ‘after taste’ in the mouth, but knowing that homegrown herbs always taste far superior to store-bought, I thought home grown Stevia would be better. It is! Continue reading

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The stinking rose a.k.a. garlic.

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Anything not benefiting from the addition of chocolate will probably benefit from the addition of garlic. – Culinary proverb. Just when you thought the gardening year was over and it was safe to put your tools away for winter, it’s … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaves

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Preparing raised beds for winter by mulching with autumn leaves and compost. Continue reading

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Compost Tea from Comfrey

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Comfrey;  a super food for plants.   A perennial herb that I like to have in my garden is comfrey, which has long been recognized, by both organic gardeners and herbalists, for its great usefulness and versatility. Herbalists have been cultivating … Continue reading

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Avoiding Monsanto!

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It’s been a long winter this year in Nova Scotia, and although we had a few warm spells that chased away some of the snow, the ground has been white since November. March has been unseasonably cold and with only … Continue reading

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Bring in the Heavy Machines!

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Well, the gardening year is coming to an end. Despite the dry season it’s been a very productive year in the garden, with ample quantities of produce. The tomatoes are canned, jams have been made and the freezers are full, … Continue reading

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Jelly and Seaweed!

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We recently purchased a Casita caravan with a view to trying to get a few days away from the farm. Well, a couple of weeks ago it so happened that our son would be at home to look after the … Continue reading

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