On Cityline, Carson Arthur talks about sprouting and how you can grow micro-greens at-home. See how easy and beneficial it can be.
I recently had the opportunity to head west and speak at the B.C. Home and Garden show in Vancouver. This was the perfect opportunity to really take a look at what is happening in the garden scene.
The trends for 2017 are definitely clear and all the experts agree, the definition of garden is changing.
The big lawn with perennial beds are officially behind us. Homeowners are demanding more from their outdoor spaces.
Here are the trends to watch for in the year ahead.
The garden trends for 2017 have been revealed, and all of the experts agree, the definition of “garden” is definitely changing! The big lawn with perennial beds are officially behind us and homeowners are demanding more from their outdoor spaces. Here are the new and unusual trends to watch for in the year ahead.
How to care and save your sick orchid, jade, bamboo, poinsettia, and umbrella plants.
When it comes to having a garden full of lush fruits and veggies, water is right up there with things you really need. The trouble is . . . too many people have different opinions on how much water is the right amount.
Even worse, nobody really has the exact same growing conditions, so how can someone tell you what is going to work for you?
Here is what we do know:
The average garden needs a minimum of two inches of water per week in a perfect growing situation. Here is the bad news . . .
Homeowners always want a simple set of directions to help them get the right plant in the right spot. Unfortunately, there are so many different variables to every single home that there is no way for me to personally help. That said…here is my foolproof method to get you on the right path to having your own successful garden.
The term organic gardening has been thrown around a lot over the last few years. 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 new is that when it comes to home gardening, going organic is really pretty simple and straightforward. Organic home gardeners really take cues from nature and the world around them when it comes to caring for plants minus all the fake stuff.
For all of the new gardeners out there, I am starting 2017 back at the basics. One of the first spots that future gardeners often start with is herbs in the window sill. If you can keep these alive, you can pretty much grow anything.
Unfortunately . . . it’s not as easy as you think. Just ask my kid sister, who has successfully killed many helpless rosemary and thyme.
This trend of heirloom vegetables had gone beyond what any of us expert gardeners ever expected. So far I have received more than 15 seed catalogues from across Canada and the U.S. All of these companies specialize in rare vegetables, hard-to-find strains and unique flavours of culinary delights.
It’s amazing that so many people want to grow their own food and that they care about vintage varieties of seeds. Each year I work with a team of growers trying to guess the hot trends for the year ahead — kale for 2014, beets for 2015, radishes for 2016. So what is going to be the big trend for 2017?
My best guess . . . carrots!