See how you can spice up your Canadian garden with these beautiful tropical plants that can survive a colder temperature.
Getting to know the soil is going to really help you cut back on a lot of hardship when it comes time to actually plant or create a garden this spring. The quality of the soil you want to plant in really matters because anything already in the ground has a good chance of ending up in your food.
Knowing as much about the history of the space is important here, so talk to your neighbours. If your area used to be farmland or anything agricultural, then you are totally golden. Odds are that the soil is pretty good at growing things.
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!