Showing posts with label May. Show all posts
Showing posts with label May. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Edible Garden Newsletter May 2019

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter May 2019 is now available.  In this issue, we discuss planting our favorite garden staple, Potatoes.  A current major environmental concern is the amount of plastic that is finding its way into the food chain.  We discuss steps we home gardeners can take to reduce the amount of plastic we bring into the garden.  Finally, our ongoing Bee Line series talks about World Honeybee Day August 17, 2019.  The attached photo is of my Dad, showing off one of his favorite vegetables, a potato. Photo credit Kim Allen.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter May 2018

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter for May 2018 is now available.  This month we have a special focus on Clay Soil,  Is it a gardener's worst nightmare or a gardener's best friend?  Learn how you can change this dreaded foe to a trusted ally.  Delicious, nutritious and bountiful--Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries.  Follow one gardeners adventure as she grows these delicious fruits.  Finally, read all about a Victory Garden for Bees.  Photo is thanks to Anna MacDonald Iowa Environmental Voice.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Plant Sales

Lanark County Master Gardeners
Plant Sales are a primary source of funding for many hard working garden related volunteer organizations.  These groups help to make our local communities brighter and more beautiful and a better place to live.  Across Lanark County, May is the month that your local Horticultural Societies host their Plant Sale. Lanark County Master Gardeners will be at all the Horticultural Societies Plant Sale and we will be selling plants at the Perth Sale.  See Calendar on the right for sale dates and locations.

Why should I buy plants at a Plant Sale?
  • Some of the best gardeners in the county are members of the horticultural societies.  They divide and donate plants from their own gardens.
  • The plants have proven to grow successfully in our climate.  If they didn't the gardeners have none to donate.
  • The Horticultural Societies develop and care for many of the beautiful gardens across the county and their tireless work makes our home towns a better place to live. Funds raised at Plant Sales support these efforts.
  • The plants are offered at a price you will not find anywhere else.
  • There is always a wide range of perennials, some you will not find at any garden centre.  Sometimes there are roses, trees and shrubs and lots of vegetable bedding plants.
In addition to the Horticultural Society Sales, we have included information about two Ottawa based plant sales:
  • The Native Plant Sale sponsored by Fletcher Wildlife Garden.
  • The Rare and Unusual Plant Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Farm (Central Experimental Farm.
Hope to see you at one of the sales.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter May 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners

The Edible Garden Newsletter May 2017 encourages gardeners to look at weeds, not as a dreaded chore but as a tasty and nutritious addition to your diet.  Most weeds are best picked and eaten when they are young and tender.  Now is a great time to start your pumpkins.  They are an amazing and tasty addition to your garden and come in many shapes, sizes and colours.  Finally, maybe it is time to give Salsify a try.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter May 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners May 2016
Beautiful and delicious--that's what Edible Ornamentals are all about.  Learn how to grow and use both Pansies and Bloody Sorrel.  This month, we are including a book review of "In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto" By Michael Pollan. Finally, we round out the issue with an article about the dreaded Leek Moth that is attacking our Garlic and Onions across Eastern Ontario.  Read more

Monday, March 28, 2016

May 21st, 2016 - Perth Plant Sale

Lanark Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Again this year, the Perth and District Horticultural Society and Lanark County Master Gardeners join forces for our annual Plant Sale on May 21, 2016 at the Stewart School on Sunset Boulevard.  The plants come from our members gardens and feature interesting and unusual plants not often found at Garden Centres.  There will be Perennials, Annuals,Edibles and even some shrubs.  All are proven to do well in our area.  Join us from 9:00-10:30.  Come early for best selection. Calendar Details

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cilantro and Coriander--Two herbs in one

Cilantro is a wonderful herb.  In its leafy form, it adds zip to your stir frys and other dishes.  The seed form is Coriander and it is used extensively in Mexican cooking.  It is quick and easy to grow and can be planted repeatedly throughout the season.  Read more

Friday, May 1, 2015

Edible Garden Newsletter May 2015

Learn all about the delicious Solanacea Family. Find out how to grow and cook Eggplant. Simple tricks for protecting your tender transplants.  Read more.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter May 2014

May 2014 issue of the Edible Garden features articles on growing Tomatoes and Pole Beans.  There are lots of excellent tips for getting your garden off to a wonderful start.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Growing Beautiful Dahlias

Dahlias are one of the stars in a late summer garden.  To learn how to add this beauty to your garden, Read more

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