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The drying days of summer.

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It’s a busy time of year for gardeners with a bounty of vegetables to be picked, but don’t forget the herbs! Dry some now for enjoying through the winter. Continue reading

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It’s not too late to plant; here are 7 vegetables you can plant in August.

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It’s summer, and gardeners are dealing with a cornucopia of fruit and veggies, but don’t forget to plant a few seeds to extend the season. Here’s a list of 7 seeds to plant in August for harvesting in the fall. Continue reading

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Taking the sting out of nettles!

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Stinging nettles may seem like an odd choice of plant to grow, but there’s more to it than it’s sting. Read the post to discover the health benefits for our bodies and our soil. Learn how to dry the leaves to make a nutritious tea. Continue reading

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The Full Buck Moon – Newsletter No 3.

I’m not sure if it’s a buck or a doe that’s been visiting my garden at night, but Buck Moon seems a very fitting name for the July Full Moon this year. Read about the night time visitors to my garden, some welcome, some not so much… Continue reading

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5 easy recipes using garlic scapes.

Looking for some easy and great tasting recipes for using garlic scapes? Here are five of my favourites. Continue reading

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Sweet dreams are made from chamomile.

Chamomile is one of the easiest herbs to grow in your garden. It’s also incredibly simple to harvest and dry the flowers for a cup of calming chamomile tea. Continue reading

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Under her wing.

“Mother’s gonna keep you right here under her wing. She won’t let you fly, but she might let you sing. Mama will keep baby cozy and warm.” – Pink Floyd Hardy in all weathers, Rhode Island Reds┬ádon’t seem to mind … Continue reading

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How to know 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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How to use the changeable weather to make maple syrup quicker.

The maple syrup season has been intermittent this year, but I’ve learned that’s not necessarily a bad thing… 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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