What is All the Fuss About Cover Crops?

By Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG   If you love growing vegetables and you want to protect and improve your soil, then incorporating cover crops into your garden growing plan is a great idea. Trifolium…

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May Garden Chores

by Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG For Canadian Hardiness Zones 4 and 5 There is no denying that spring is here.  Even in my 4B garden I’ve got snowdrops blooming, iris up and the hellebores…

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It’s Time to Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs!

By Inez Mitchell, Master Gardener, SCMG Looking for extra colour in your garden? Plant summer blooming bulbs and tubers in the spring for beautiful summer flowers.  Tuck them in between your perennials to create a…

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April Garden Chores

by Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG For Canadian Hardiness Zones 4 and 5 They say “April showers bring May flowers”, which is great, except for all the mud around here!  This is the month to…

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Edible Gardens

by Anja Lowrence, Master Gardener, SCMG Enjoy your flowers two ways: food for both your eyes and taste buds! Have you ever wondered if there were things in your garden that you can eat? I’m…

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Enjoying Native Plants

By Anja Lowrence, Master Gardener, SCMG As many of us have been isolating at home this past year, we’ve read about how nature has taken over our towns, air quality improved with reduced manufacturing and…

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March Garden Chores

By Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG For Canadian Hardiness Zones 4 and 5 March is here and I’m impatient to get outdoors and start working on my garden.  However, I know that being overly keen…

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Curbing Invasive Species

By Joan Neiman-Agapas, Master Gardener, SCMG According to COD (Canadian Oxford Dictionary) the definition of ‘invasive’ is as follows: ‘tending to spread, tending to encroach on privacy, rights etc to others’ So, when talking about ‘invasive…

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For the Love of Houseplants

By Christine March, Master Gardener, SCMG It’s the dead of winter. The sparkle and twinkle of the holidays is now put away and we are left to stare into the grey void. A void made…

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Grow Lettuce Indoors This Winter!

By Pat Cook, Master Gardener, SCMG Do you grow lettuce indoors in the winter? Its easy and there’s nothing like fresh picked salad greens from your indoor mini-garden! 5 steps to success: Grow lights are…

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