Showing posts with label The Edible Garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Edible Garden. Show all posts

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.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017. The New Year is a time to make resolutions about improving our lives. Gardeners, too, want to improve our gardens. In this newsletter, the Master Gardeners from Ottawa Carleton and Lanark County share their New Years Resolutions. Maybe some of those resolutions will apply to your garden. We complete our series on herbs by demonstrating various methods for drying and storing herbs. Happy New Year to you.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter December 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners Edible Garden Newsletter
The Edible Garden Newsletter December 2016 continues with our feature on How to Garden All Year Round.  We also help bring the taste of the garden with an article on Fresh Herbs that includes information on growing and using herbs.  Finally, as Christmas is approaching, we have included recipes from the cookbooks of our own Master Gardeners.  Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter November 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter 2016 demonstrates ways gardeners can do what they love all year round.  We also start a new series demonstrating different methods of preserving herbs, this month focusing on freezing them.  Finally, for the frugal gardener, how long will your surplus seeds last and how to test if they are still viable.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter for October 2016 --October is a prime time for creating new garden beds.  This month's newsletter is a "how to" on using recycled materials to create beautiful and useful garden beds.  It encourages you to grow the Thanksgiving favourite herb, Sage and helps you find ways to fight the dreaded Asparagus Beetle.  Don't forget that October is also the month to plant Garlic.  Want to know how?  Revisit the October 2014 Edible Garden Newsletter.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2016

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The Edible Garden Newsletter for September 2016 focuses on the wonderful world of Squash, both winter and summer.  Winter Squash is a delicious and nutritious vegetable that can be stored and used almost all winter long without any elaborate storage processes.  We also share our Love of Lavender, an exotic plant that is beautiful and delicious and introduce you to the ancient, myth filled world of the Dragonfly. Read more

Monday, August 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter August 2016

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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

Friday, July 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The July Edible Garden Newsletter goes off the beaten track and goes foraging in the Yukon and Eastern Ontario.  Learn more about Mason Bees and join bees and butterflies to discover the joys of Agastache.  Read more.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2016

Lanark Master Gardeners June 2016
This month, we visit the members of the Allium family--onions, garlic and more. Learn all about another Edible beauty, Nasturtiums, and read a review of the movie Symphony of the Soil.  Finally a reminder of some excellent water sharing techniques.  Read more.

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

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, March 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter March 2016

Lanark Master Gardeners Edible Garden Newsletter March 2016
Do you grow the same vegetables year after year?  Maybe this year it is time to grow something different.  In this issue of the Edible Garden Newsletter, we introduce you to some unusual edibles.  Maybe you would like to try some sweet Ground Cherries or how about the perennial Good King Henry pictured above.  Also, stop thinking about Dandelions as a persistent troubling weed and learn about how valuable it really is.  Read all about it in the March Edible Garden Newsletter.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter February 2016

Lanark County Master Gardener Edible Garden  February 2016
Edibles on the rise--How high can we go? Save space and grow your plants up.  Transform sterile roofs of high rise buildings into thriving gardens,  Also, what the heck are Cardoon and May Pops?  Read all about it in the February Edible Garden Newsletter.

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