Food to grow

Getty Stewart, home economist, harvests stinging nettle every spring.

Expand your palate with edible perennial plants

Colleen Zacharias

Colleen Zacharias writes about several gardeners in Winnipeg already harvesting food to enjoy from their gardens. Getty Stewart (above) harvests stinging nettle every spring to use in recipes.


Mini-hoop tunnels boost veggie production

Niki Jabbour

When it comes to boosting production in a vegetable garden, mini-hoop tunnels stretch the harvest season into late autumn and winter, writes Niki Jabbour.

18 vegetables and how to store them

Garden Making

What are the best ways to store produce for a few days or weeks? Here are some environmentally responsible suggestions.


Gooseberry plants are easy to cultivate

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Gooseberries are one of the easiest fruits to cultivate successfully. Gooseberry plants are compact, easy to grow and hardy.

Pawpaw is small tree with a beautiful, pear-shaped form and hardy to Zone 6. (Photo: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs)

How to grow a pawpaw tree

Lorraine Flanigan

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.

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