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Showing posts with label TEG. Show all posts

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2018

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter September 2018 is now available.  Our feature article focuses on helping your trees and shrubs survive the drought, such as we have had this summer.  Many of our favorite edibles, Apples, Cherries, Plums, Chokecherries, Hazel nuts and Currants grow on these woody plants.  We have likely all heard of Green Manure.  We follow one gardener as she attempts a green manure crop.  One of our Master Gardeners discusses her experience of being Armchair Mayor and her idea to make Ottawa a bee-friendly city.  We finish up this edition with a book review on "The Complete Mushroom Hunter", an illustrated guide to foraging, harvesting and enjoying wild mushrooms, by author Gary Lincoff.

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.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2018

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter July 2018 is now available.  This month we feature an in depth article about the popular approach to gardening using raised beds.  This article defines the advantages and disadvantages of using raised beds. where to site them and how to prepare the location.  We outline the various types of materials that can be used to crate them and finally the mix of soil used to fill them.  Our Bee Line series continues with an article emphasizing the need for continuous blooms to attract your bees all summer long. 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2018

Lanark County  Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter for June 2018 is now available.  This month our focus is on the nutritional powerhouse, Haskaps, also known as Honey berries.  This plant is well behaved and is hardy to Zone 2.  The main requirement to get a crop is that it has to have a partner and like many of us is picky on which partner it works with.  A favourite vegetable, and no nutritional slouch itself, is the common carrot.  We feature a carrot myth, a childhood favourite and a recipe.  We also have suggestions for some interesting Edible Planters.  Finally our Bee Line series continues with a tribute to a ghost in the making, the Rusty Patch Bumble Bee.

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 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.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter March 2018

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter March 2018 is now available.  This months issue focuses on Vegetables, Vegetables and more Vegetables--how to grow them in containers, what is the vegetable of the year for 2018 and "funny little cabbages" aka Brussels Sprouts.  We also introduce a new, recurring feature, focusing on some of our favorite garden tools and helpers.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter February 2018

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter February 2018 is now here.  The days are finally starting to get longer and gardeners are planning what they can plant indoors to get a faster start when spring arrives.  In this issue we discuss lighting, whether it is from a sunny window or from grow lights and how you can use it to get your plants off to an excellent start.  If you are planting your vegetable garden in containers or on a balcony, we have some helpful tips.  Although the days are getting longer, we still have more winter left and it is a great time to experiment with using the parts of your vegetables you would normally put in the compost bin to grow more.  Finally, a housebound gardener tells of a Fava Bean experiment that led to a delicious soup.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2018

Lanark County Master Gardeners
Edible Garden Newsletter January 2018 is now here.  This is the time of year when vegetable gardeners pour over the seed catalogues to determine what to plant.  How long are my tomato seeds viable?  Is there anyway I can check if they are still viable. How should I store my seeds if I once again, over order.  Find out here.  We all know that some vegetables like to be planted near each other while others do not want to be anywhere near each other.  This month we feature an article on companion planting with a handy chart that shows who likes each other and who does not.  Who knew that cabbage likes to be near Bush Beans but does not like being near Pole Beans.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter December 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter December 2017 looks back on the successes, failures, surprises and lessons learned from our Master Gardeners.  One gardener purchased a young artichoke and by the end of the season was eating one from her garden.  Learn how to grow, cook and enjoy.  Hedgerows provide a barrier to mark a boundary, provide privacy or prevent trespass.  They also can act as a windbreak, provide shelter.  You can even improve its usefulness by making it an Edible hedgerow.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter November 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter November 2017 contains an Ode to the Chokecherry in an article about Progress and Regress on the Prairies and how much of the native fruit species and fruiting hedges have been plowed under to make way for mega farms.  We learn how the factors that affect taste of vegetables and fruits are many and intertwined.  Finally see how an Allotment Garden can ease the transition from life on a large rural country garden to a high rise condo.  All of this in the November Edible Garden newsletter.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
Edible Garden Newsletter October 2017 focuses on growing Currants, shrubs and fruits that are as beautiful as they are edible.  We also look at a popular garden myth, the use of Epsom Salts to improve plant vigour.  Finally, we discuss the value in growing plants from Heritage Seeds.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 ***Repost***

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 features an article that evaluates the favourite Heritage Tomatoes of the eighty the author has grown over the past 15 years.  She discusses tomato terminology and describes the history behind that particular tomato.  Bees are all the buzz in Horticultural circles and this month we describe various ways you can get your garden Bee Certified.  Finally an article on the Legacy of the Three Sisters.

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter September 2017 features an article that evaluates the favourite Heritage Tomatoes of the eighty the author has grown over the past 15 years.  She discusses tomato terminology and describes the history behind that particular tomato.  Bees are all the buzz in Horticultural circles and this month we describe various ways you can get your garden Bee Certified.  Finally an article on the Legacy of the Three Sisters.

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.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter July 2017 continues our series on Drought Busters. This month we focus on Berms and Basins. Given the patterns of weather we are now experiencing--excessive rainfall alternating with drought and heat, we need every trick we can devise to create resilient gardens. Learn about tricks and tips to keep weeds under control. Plant once and harvest many times using "Cut and Come Again" vegetables. Finally our pollinator series continues with the Prettiest Pollinator.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter for June 2017 A resilient gardener must prepare in advance for hot dry summers.  Over the next three issues, we focus on drought busting solutions.  This issue concentrates on your garden topography.  We also explore the history and usage for four perennial herbs.  Finally, our pollinator series continues with a not very popular pollinator and introduce a way you can become a backyard scientist.

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.

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 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter March 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter for March 2017 is full of information.  In this issue, we talk about where Carrot seeds come from and how you can grow and collect your own carrot seeds.  Our summers are either rain every day or long periods of drought.  Learn how to create a water efficient garden.  You too can grow cherries in Eastern Ontario.  We also continue our Pollinator series with a brief article on Hummingbirds as pollinators.

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