Vertical Garden

The design of vertical gardening systems are limited only by your imagination and desired building materials. You can create your own design quite easily. I’ll share some ideas and a few easy projects to show the ease and versatility of doing it yourself.  Sourcing It’s…

Healthy Tomato Vine

Step 1: When you’re at the nursery, always choose the shortest and most stocky young plant you can find. The short stocky, thick stemmed seedlings are grown with care under very close lighting. This shows that the little sprouts didn’t have to reach for the…

Snowy Tomatoes

People, over the years have learned how to eat all parts of hundreds of different plants. This includes everything from the flowers to the fruit to the stems and leaves to the seeds and on to the roots too. Celery and rhubarb are stems Lettuce…

Fiskars 18" PowerGear Loppers

Fiskars produces a wide range of tools in so many different sizes. This handy little set of bypass loppers is very lightweight and easy to use. They are perfect for those with limited strength and makes short work of the branches. This is a great…

Purple Carrots

There are many, many food plants out there that are easy to grow and are suitable for beginners and kids. This list is just some of my favorite ones that I’ve grown in the past and that I know to be very cooperative for beginners.…

Felco F-31 Anvil Pruner

You’ll never regret the purchase of any Felco hand pruners, guaranteed. So if you’re looking for an anvil pruner that will stand up to the tough jobs, then look no further than this one. Felco is known for making high quality tools. The anvil pruner…

Felco F-2 Bypass Pruner

Felco is a well known name and is considered the Cadillac of garden pruners. When you buy a set of Felco’s you can be assured that you are buying top quality from a company that stands behind their product. Felco has many different sizes and…

Stainless Steel Hand Held Weeding Knife

The Crack Weeder which is also known as a patio knife is amazing and very efficient at getting the weeds out from between paving stones. I own this tool and I use it for weeds between stones and many other tasks too. It’s very versatile…

Backyard Food Growing Yellow Raspberries

Sprouting raspberry seeds in winter takes a little effort and patience but it can really be worth it because it allows you to grow different varieties of raspberries that are not available in the nurseries. This is a good project if you have extra fridge…

Root Weevil

I didn’t even know what a root weevil was for all the years I was gardening at my last place which is in a mostly rural setting. But then, 18 months ago I had to move on short notice. So I packed up, picked up…

This is an important question in many people’s minds. It seems to have become a buzz word lately. I’ll start with a bit of a story, recently I was in Costco with my husband on a Saturday when all the food tables were set up.…

The Haskap berry is another unique berry that I recommend home gardeners have alongside the blue blueberries and the pink blueberries. In Latin, the Haskap plant is known as Lonicera Caerulea. Sometimes you’ll see Haskap spelled in other ways such as Hascap, Haskaap and Hasukappu. The…

I highly recommend that every gardener have this tool on hand. The Fiskars Softouch Weeder. It’s also known as a dandelion weeder. This tool is specifically designed for the long, deep tap roots that a dandelion, thistles and some other weeds produce. However, it is…

Predaceous Dellocate Snail

What are Orcon Dellocate Snails? Orcon is a brand name, short for “Organic Control Inc.” and Dellocate snails are molluscs with the scientific name: Rumina decollata. They are a type of predatory snail that eats brown snails, slugs, other snail types and all of their eggs…

Have you ever seen a pink blueberry before? It looks like something that just shouldn’t exist! It’s bright pink and perfectly unique.  If you don’t have any of these plants in your garden yet then I highly recommend adding a couple to the garden this…