By Judith Cox, Master Gardener

Judith Cox started writing Veggie Bites at the beginning of the pandemic as a way to connect with gardeners. She really missed being at the Master Gardener advice clinics.

Judith writes Veggie Bites according to the time and weather each week. Winter articles tend to be about indoor gardening. Judith often has a guest writer who wants to share things they have learned; they are gladly given an outlet.

A Master Gardener since 2011, Judith have always loved working with plants, and enjoys sharing that love with others. After working for 15 years as the gardener for Saunders Farm, Judith Cox is a garden consultant during the growing season and volunteer at Master Gardener advice clinics at local farmer’s markets. As of 2020, she is the president of the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society.

Winter lectures cover a variety of gardening subjects at local horticultural societies. Judith also authors articles for local magazines and publications, and has a small business selling my watercolour/pen and ink cards at

Heritage vegetables are a favourite of hers along with roses and herbs and fairy gardens. 

bunch of white, red and purple radishes

Garden Refresh with Radishes

I planted radish seeds in individual seed cells, and they are all up and flourishing. According to the experiment that I am following,…
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Small early tomatoes appearing on a vine

Tomatoes and Companion Plants

The marigolds, calendula and alyssum that were planted as tomato companion plants are doing well. As the blooms of the alyssum started to…
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A few dozen peonies flowers in full bloom

Veggie Bites – Peonies

I added compost to my peonies last year and overwintered them with maple leaves. They are much better this year. Often, we add…
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