Showing posts with label Winter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Winter. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter Seed Sowing

Lanark County Master Gardeners - Winter Seed Sowing
Winter sowing is a fun and easy way to start seeds outside during the winter. Seeds are sown in miniature greenhouses made from recycled plastic containers, and then put outside in the snow and freezing cold. The rest of the work is left to Mother Nature. Once the weather starts to warm in the spring, the seeds will germinate at their own pace, just as in nature. Sounds cool, right? It gets better…
Since the winter sown containers go outside, they don’t take up space in the house. With winter sowing, there’s no need to sterilize seedling flats and trays, you don’t need any special equipment (like lights or heat mats), there’s no risk of the seedlings damping off, and no need to harden them off. Plus, winter sown seedlings are hardier and more robust than seeds sown indoors, which means they have a much higher survival rate. Wow! Are you ready to try winter sowing? Get Busy Gardening has produced this wonderful Step-by-Step Guide. Read more.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Winter Gardening Seminars

In March, Lanark County Master Gardeners host four workshops dedicated to improving your green thumb.  Learn to grow your own Edible Garden with seminars on growing Fruits and Vegetables, attract the pollinators to your garden and learn about select and growing trees and shrubs.  These seminars take place at the Perth Campus of Algonquin College.  Read more

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gardeners New Years Resolutions

Two of the top New Year Resolutions are Lose Weight and Exercise More.  Spending more time in your garden (especially the vegetable garden) helps you accomplish these goals.  When making your New Years Resolutions this year, think of some ways you can make your garden even better.  How can you include your garden in your resolutions?  These resolutions give you different options for each topic.   Read more Happy New Year from Lanark County Master Gardeners!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wildlife Gardening in the Winter

All winter long, our northern bird friends add colour and interest to our gardens.  The Canadian Wildlife Federation provides lots of tips for keeping them happy.  Winter

Friday, December 12, 2014

Easy Roast Vegetables

Root vegetables are a staple of the winter diet, whether you get them from your cold storage or from the grocery store.  Roasting these vegetables enhances the flavour and is a welcome addition to any meal.  They are nutritious, tasty and low calorie.  Read more

Monday, January 6, 2014

Pruning deciduous trees and shrubs

Late winter is a good time to prune many deciduous trees and shrubs.  Read more

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Growing Amaryllis and Getting it to Bloom Again

Most of us buy our Amaryllis in November, bring it to bloom and then toss it.  Read on to learn how you can get it to bloom again!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Winter Mulching

We often think about putting mulch around our plants in the spring.  In fact can be even more important to apply mulch to protect our plants in the winter.  Read more

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Tree--Real or Fake?

Can't decide whether to buy a real Christmas Tree or a Fake one?  Read on to help decide.

Wood Ash--Use on your Garden with care

If you use a wood stove to heat your home, you might wonder can I use all of these ashes on my garden.  Read on

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas Gifts for Gardeners

Do you have a Gardener on your Christmas List?  If you are having trouble deciding what to give them, Read more

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