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Every fall we are in harvest mode and preserving all of our bounty produced from the summer heat. We are in a state of euphoria with all the delicious veggies we have from our gardens. We will give thanks for...

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Ken carries out some hand watering to newly planted plants on one of our  projects.  Even with automatic irrigation systems in place, new plants require some supplemental water until they have established, especially in very hot weather. This year has...

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Listen to the Garden Show in 2020! Ken Salvail and Don Burnett have been enjoying bringing you the AM1150 Garden Show every Saturday since 1999. This show was originally launched in 1983 with Don Burnett on CKOV radio 630. Since...

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Trimming your hedge in July gives you a long lasting effect. Most plants in our temperate climate will grow about 90% of their annual growth during May and June. We know this so it may effect the time you trim...

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If you haven’t yet get out and plant some cold crops early, many garden favorites prefer the cool temperatures to grow in. Spinach, peas. Cabbage, radish, lettuce and onions to name a few. Around the middle to end of February...

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Winter is around the corner, be sure to prepare your outdoor spaces now to get a good head start on spring. Here are some Winter Gardening tips to help your garden get through the tough months unscathed! Take advantage of...

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  Cut your Bleeding Hearts down to about 10 inches when they are looking ratty after a long spring bloom around the end of June and they will often bloom again. Once you get into August its time to trim...

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  Water deeply when you water to create a reservoir under your plants. This helps keep plants from dying in the heat and trains the roots to grow deeper to access water. If you water shallow the water just evaporates...

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