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Growing potatoes in containers

by Mireille Bourgeois I’m teasing you with the first picture of my potatoes weeks after I planted. Hopefully this teaser inspires you to grow one of the easiest crops. I was reluctant to grow potatoes in my first year of gardening because I’d heard that if the potatoes get some disease along the way it … Continue reading

Garden tour

by Mireille Bourgeois So it’s been a REALLY long time since I’ve updated so instead of giving you the long winded version, I’ll just show you what’s going on, and go from there 😉 First thing: last time I blogged, I posted about making your own fertilizer using weeds and my front yard lasagna garden … Continue reading

Trellises, trellises, trellises!

by Mireille Bourgeois I told myself I’d write about trellises this year. It not too late in the season (it’s just beginning!) to set up your trellises if you think you could do better. Let me put it simply: I love trellises. They are important, they not only support your delicate plants, but they can … Continue reading

Fertilizer Made From Weeds

by Mireille Bourgeois I know, it’s crazy. Don’t you want to get rid of your weeds? Rip them from the soil and throw them in a fire never to be seen again??? Well, one thing we may not realize is that weeds are some of the best fed vegetation in our yard or garden! Their … Continue reading

Digging Lasagna Garden Beds

by Mireille Bourgeois I live in a duplex with my boyfriend. We do really love it here. It’s a bit out of the city, and so we have both a decent front yard and a good back yard. My complaints about being connected to the neighbours is that if they don’t keep their lawns trimmed, … Continue reading

Rooting Tomato Cuttings

by Mireille Bourgeois As an experiment, I decided that instead of throwing out my tomato cuttings, I would try to root them. I’d read on the glorious internet that this was a good way of getting some nice starter tomato plants. I  simply dropped the cutting into some water, put it under my grow light … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning; preparing your garden

by Mireille Bourgeois Spring is here and for the gardeners who have already started some early seeds under their indoor grow lights, their next task is to prepare the garden beds, think about a garden plan, seek out new trellises, and think about that new garden project for this garden season. My first garden was … Continue reading

Transplanting seedlings to bigger pots

by Mireille Bourgeois There comes a time when the little seeds grow into little leafy things and eventually want to be stretching their roots into bigger pots. It’s bound to happen. I may be the only person that gets stressed out about transplanting her seedlings, out of fear of killing them . It’s always during … Continue reading

Seedling update: grow light

by Mireille Bourgeois Here’s a bit of an update on the seeds I planted back in early February. My seeds germinated very well to my surprise. I expected that year-old seeds would require a bit more maintenance but I had kept all of them in ziplock bags, and then in a plastic container with a … Continue reading

First seedlings of 2013

by Mireille Bourgeois Well! Let me just say how nice it is to be writing about gardening again. I should have taken my friend’s advice and try growing mushrooms indoor to help tie me over during the winter months for the fun of it.  But really, from November to January, time flew, holidays happened, and … Continue reading

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