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Vegetable Soup and Stock

January 21, 20223 min read
Vegetable Soup and Stock
Put lettuce stumps in water to watch them grow. You can do this with almost all of your vegetables. Use them for vegetable soup and stock.

Trowel Talk Newsletter January 15, 2022

January 15, 20221 min read
Trowel Talk Newsletter January 15, 2022

Trowel Talk Newsletter for January 15, 2022 is now available. In this issue we discuss:Seed Catalogues–The pleasure of reading them and the information gained.Amaryllis–How to grow your plant and regrow it the following year.Understanding Soil–What’s going on beneath our feet? Charming…

Bumblebees and Seeds

January 14, 20223 min read
Bumblebees and Seeds
I really I never realized how much I did not know about bumblebees. And, I am testing the pepper seeds to check their viability. was viable.

Best Bugs: Beneficial Insects For Your Garden

January 9, 202229 min read
Best Bugs: Beneficial Insects For Your Garden
Let us introduce you to dozens of fascinating beneficial insects. These best bugs are needed for your garden to flourish. Explore with us.

Choosing Plants for a Butterfly Garden

January 9, 202216 min read
Choosing Plants for a Butterfly Garden
We discuss how to choose the right plants for your butterfly garden and establish smart practices to provide a safe haven for butterflies.

6 Ways to Make Your Garden Eco-friendly

January 9, 20225 min read
6 Ways to Make Your Garden Eco-friendly

Doesn’t everyone just love manicured gardens with pools, fancy pots, and decor? Exotic plants and flowers simply make the entire surrounding prettier. Well, while all of these may seem like a breath of fresh air, they are sadly do not…

Building a Seed Growing Light Stand

January 7, 20223 min read
Building a Seed Growing Light Stand
You can construct a seed growing light stand or modify an inexpensive shelving unit. Take into account light, air currents and growth space

Taking a Break Towards Fresh and Crunchy

December 17, 20213 min read
Taking a Break Towards Fresh and Crunchy
I have no craft shows booked, no talks or meetings for a while, so I am going to read the book that I bought for my birthday in May.

Trowel Talk December 15, 2021

December 15, 20211 min read
Trowel Talk December 15, 2021

 Trowel Talk December 15, 2021 is now available, brought to you by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton and Lanark County. This months newsletters features the following:Cape Primrose, a houseplant superhero.Ikebana, Flower arrangements for gardeners.Gardeners Beware–Winter Creeper.Book Review: The Little…

Thoughts on Planning Your Garden

December 9, 20213 min read
Thoughts on Planning Your Garden
Planning your garden for the next season can add to the joy of gardening. Planning allows new ideas and accentuating what worked well.

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