What are the best ways to store produce for a few days or weeks? Here are some environmentally responsible suggestions.
Gooseberries are one of the easiest fruits to cultivate successfully. Gooseberry plants are compact, easy to grow and hardy.
Culinary popularity is making the pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) the next big thing for backyards. Linda Grimo thinks the tree is ideal for urban landscape.
Both decorative and delicious, highbush blueberries offer homegrown goodness all season long. Discover how to properly grow, prune and harvest blueberries. Plus, tips on growing blueberries in containers.
Take vegetable gardening to new heights — grow your crops vertically.
Using herbs you’ve harvested and preserved is a good way to keep the memory of summer alive. There are a number of ways to preserve herbs for the winter.
Stokes trial gardens in Ontario test the vegetable varieties grown by Martin Farms Ltd. for the Loblaw President’s Choice Gigantico lineup of plants.
August is prime time for harvesting homegrown vegetables. Here are some tips on how to know when to harvest vegetables at the peak of their flavour.
Whether you’re new to gardening or already have green thumbs, here’s a quick guide to take you from planning to planting, and get you started on an excellent veggie adventure.
Here’s more ideas for food that you can grow in areas where deer roam, including rhubarb, sorrel, garlic and culinary herbs.
It’s a big challenge growing food where deer roam daily, grazing and razing every palatable morsel to the ground. Carol Pope suggests edibles to grow.
In winter, enjoy tasty, healthy, organic edible seeds from three prolific plants — bronze fennel, cilantro and lovage. Carol Pope explains how.
In winter, you can enjoy fresh herbs like basil and crisp, fresh salad greens by growing microgreens indoors. Here’s how.
Among the healthiest foods we can eat, homegrown garlic is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Garlic can be enjoyed four ways: as young or mature bulbs, scapes and greens.
Here’s how to create a year-round supply of nutritious, edible garden plants in a cut-and-come-again garden with container gardening.
Here are six secrets of the best choices for powerhouse producers that will provide you with easy, yet exquisite, edible garden fare all summer long.
From the cluster of terracotta pots in her container kitchen garden, Carol Pope picks herbs, strawberries, blueberries, currants, and even figs and apples.
‘Black Pearl’ is a vining cherry tomato with 1.5-inch (4-cm), brownish-red round fruits. . ‘Black Pearl’ is what breeders are calling heirloom hybrid.
When people ask Carol Pope how her garden is growing, she sometimes joke that it’s not so much a garden as it is a “kale yard.” Here’s six kale cultivars to consider growing.
In May, fiddleheads are a rite of spring in Atlantic Canada. Ostrich ferns are the source of the delectable fiddlehead.
When Judith Adam grows ornamental edibles in containers, she enjoys pretty pots of strawberries and peppers.
These 5 perennial edibles grow without fuss, look gorgeous, add fabulous flavour and health-boosting goodness to your meals. And their flowers support bees.
Garlic begins making roots in fall, just as soon as it’s buried in soft, rich soil. A big garlic clove on planting day make big heads next summer.
To plant late lettuce in the fall, you can search out any lettuce seed packets you have hanging around or order online with fast shipping.
Saving seeds can be as easy as collecting and drying pepper seed, and safely packaging them. It is a bit more complicated to save tomato seed.
Healthy bee colonies are important. Here’s what can we do to help make bees happy. Info about the role of urban bee colonies? She where honey come from.
Kat Fox taste-tests her way through the Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm, and learns about the importance of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Judith Adam decided to grow a dwarf or medium-size hybrids Hubbard squash in a large container on the deck.
Judith Adam searches the new seed catalogues, looking for sweet cherry tomatoes to grow next year. Cherry tomatoes have greater concentrations of sugar.
Here is a basic guide on how to plant garlic. In order to harvest your own tasty garlic next year, you need some tasty garlic to plant this year.