Showing posts with label August. Show all posts
Showing posts with label August. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter August 2018

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter August 2018 is now available.  Virtually all parts of Ontario have been in severe and long lasting drought.  We polled some of our Master Gardeners and learned their secrets for dealing with drought.  This may be too late for this year but are excellent strategies to employ.  Ever hopeful  and thinking August may be a little wetter, we have recommended some plants that you can plant now and still have a vegetable harvest this year.  Sage is a herb that most of us have in our kitchens.  Learn more about this valuable herb--its history and methods to propagate.  Goji Berries are touted as having great beneficial properties.  Learn more about this delicious and surprisingly easy to grow tree/vine.  Jicama is not a vegetable that would easy to grow in our area but could become a welcome addition to your dinner table.  Finally, our Tool series continues with an article on choosing the ever important Shovel.  Sorry about the snow for August but Sage is tough and can be harvested in winter.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter August 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
Edible Garden Newsletter August 2017 travels way back in time to visit the Monastic Gardens from the 1100's.  We travel around the World in 80 plants with a review of a book by that same name.  Love spinach but don't like how it bolts as the weather heats up, then learn all about Malabar Spinach.  Finally, our 3 part Drought Buster series wraps up.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter August 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter Lanark Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter/August 2016 introduces us to a new concept, Plant Guilds.  Plant Guilds take Companion Planting to the next level explaining how trees, shrubs and perennials can combine to improve the growing of all.  The Siberian Iris is a member of the Wet Meadow Guild that also contains Dogwood, Chelone and High Bush Cranberry.  Learn how to protect your cabbage family plants from the White Cabbage Moth.  Finally a review of Frankie Flowers new book "Food to Grow".  Read more

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Edible Garden Newsletter August 2015

This month, two of our Master Gardeners discuss their approaches to building a Cold Storage system used to store their produce for the winter.  We also profile the very welcome Lady Bug.  Read more

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter August 2014

When is my produce ready?  How do I store it for the winter?  Read all about it in our August 2014 newsletter.

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