How to build a pollination house to attract bees and butterflies to your garden.
Too much rain is never a good thing, although some gardeners might argue this point, given how amazing the blooms are on the peonies and the early hydrangeas this year.
There are definitely pros and cons to 2017’s wet start. The biggest con is the presence of fungal infections everywhere on our plants.
Powdery mildew is the most common fungal infection that we see on our plants. It starts out as white dots and spots and quickly spreads to make the leaves of a plant seem like they have been dusted with flour. Powdery mildew is unique in that it doesn’t need moisture to spread. Wind-born spores can transport this fungal disease all around the garden. It slows down the growth of your plants and in severe cases, can kill them.
The term organic gardening has been thrown around a lot over the last few years when it comes to gardening and growing food.
Someone somewhere decided that organic is healthier and therefore more expensive because it is harder to grow food without the use of synthetic fertilizers and sprays.
The good news is that when it comes to home gardening, going organic is really pretty simple and straightforward.
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I’ve decided to pump up the red in my garden this year, in honour of Canada’s 150th.
Red is always an eye-catching colour because it contrasts so well with green, which is virtually everywhere outdoors. I am taking it one step further by combing red, green and some crisp white to really play up the national colour palette.
I started early by planting the Canada 150 tulip last fall. The red streaking on this flower mimics the eternal flame that burns on Parliament Hill.
My vegetable garden is officially planted. I have all of my seeds in rows, my tomatoes in cages and my potatoes are hilled.
And so it begins . . . another season of growing vegetables, but also of keeping the bugs at bay. Last year I had limited success because I tested several untried techniques, including some old wives tales that didn’t work. This year I have refined my skill at companion planting and am determined to do better at protecting my crops by using natural methods of stopping the bug invasion.
Here are the strategies I am going to use in case you need a little help as well.