Showing posts with label April. Show all posts
Showing posts with label April. Show all posts

Monday, April 1, 2019

Edible Garden Newsletter April 2019

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter April 2019 is now available.  This month, we feature a very rarely grown legume to our part of the world--Peanuts.  It is doubtful that Peanuts will become a cash crop in Eastern Ontario but for those who like a challenge, it is possible to grow them here and even harvest a few.  Swiss Chard is native to Southern Europe and will tolerate heat but it grows best in our cooler climate.  It is not a demanding vegetable and some think it is almost "too pretty to eat".  Our author has also provided information on some of her favorite varieties.  Carrots are another popular vegetable.  While they sometimes seem fussy to start, they grow well here and are one of the root vegetables that are easy to store and in the right conditions can last most of the winter.  We even include a recipe for an easy to make and delicious Carrot Cake. Finally we start a new series on Soil, focusing on the terms we use to describe it.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Edible Garden Newsletter April 2018

The Edible Garden Newsletter April 2018 is now available.  This month we demonstrate that edibles are good for more than just eating.  Many edibles are a natural source of dye and we explain how to use them to create beautiful colours.  We often think that large showy double flowers are best to use to attract bees to you garden.  Start thinking like a bee and you will soon see that single blooms are in fact the best to use.  Do you love Horse Radish?  If your answer is yes, try growing it in your garden.  Continuing in our favorite tool series, read all about one gardener's favorite saw.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter April 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter April 2017 focuses on starting seeds and growing vegetables that are adapted to cool starts.  We take you from starting a few seeds through to Vegetable gardens that have the real "Wow" factor.  We show you how you can avoid laying out big bucks for plant starting equipment by using  items from your recycle bin and even how to make soil blocks so you can avoid pots completely.  Finally, we continue our Pollinator Series with an article about Spring Plants for Bees.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Carleton Place Community Garden

Gardening Calendar Workshop--April 8th 10-noon.  Join Lanark County Master Gardener, David Hinks and CBC Gardening expert Ed Lawrence for a discussion on what plants to plant and when to plant them.  Also learn about plans to revitalize the Carleton Place Community Garden.  Want to help?  We need volunteer builders and dirt moves to get this project going.For more info email

Friday, April 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter April 2016

Lanark Master Gardeners April 2016
In this newsletter, we celebrate the International Year of the Pulses.  Learn what pulses are and how to grow them, including a feature article on the ever popular Peas. Many people, gardeners and non-gardeners alike have a terrible fear of Wasps.  Our article on Parasitoid Wasps may help change your mine.  If you are "Krazy for Kale" Read more

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rose, The Queen of the Garden

Roses were first cultivated in China over 5000 years ago.  Today, there are thousands and thousands of roses to choose from.  Now, the most difficult thing about growing roses is selecting the one (or many) that is perfect for your garden.  Read more

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Edible Garden Newsletter April 2015

Make your gardening life simple with a Square Foot Garden.  Learn to grow your own Super foods (Brassica).  All this plus recipes, book reviews, garden tips and did you know in this issue of April  Edible Garden Newsletter.  We welcome your feedback.  If you have any comments, click the feedback button on the left side of the screen.  Thanks.  Read more

Sunday, March 22, 2015

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are tasty, nutritious and can grow in our climate.  To learn how, read more.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter April 2014

April 2014 issue of the Edible Garden details Growing Spuds in a Pot.  It also has a book review of Crops in a Pot, recipe, tips and more.  Enjoy!

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