If you’re looking for a free, fun activity to do with your children or grandchildren one weekend, check for a Seedy Saturday near you in our Events Calendar. This is prime Seedy Saturday season, and we’re still receiving notices of new ones. Many include activities for children and the events are a good way to connect with other gardeners. Of course, there are the tempting seed … [Read more...] about Seedy Saturdays Make a Fun Family Outing
Pest guide: 10 pests to worry about
As I readied my fork to eat a homegrown salad with edible flowers, a few aphids paraded into sight. Less worried about eating them than I was about my gardener-colleagues knowing I had an aphid infestation, I discreetly picked off aphids as I ate. And I made a mental note: aphids like nasturtiums. Because my flower garden is not a display garden and I’m not a commercial market … [Read more...] about Pest guide: 10 pests to worry about
How to eliminate slugs?
Carol in Moose Jaw, SK., asks: How do I eliminate slugs? Beckie’s reply: An efficient way to eliminate slugs is to manually remove them from your plants. It’s a yucky job, but effective. Some people swear by shallow bowls of beer sunk into the soil (the rim of the bowl needs to be at ground level or slightly above). The hops or yeast lures slugs into the beer, where they … [Read more...] about How to eliminate slugs?