Starting a Garden in July: what to plant and how

It’s July. It’s hot (finally). And fresh, local food is once again becoming bountiful. Farmers markets, CSA’s and Upicks food is everywhere; not to mention the closest access point of all, your own garden. Which I’m sure, for some of you, are well on their way to being a wildly productive food factory. But for those of you like me who have been eying others … Continue reading Starting a Garden in July: what to plant and how

Guest Post: Planting Garlic Bulbils

What are bulbils? The usual method for growing garlic is to break each bulb (the part that grows under the ground) into cloves, and to replant the cloves separately in autumn. Each clove grows into a whole new bulb, which is harvested in mid-summer. Normally, growers remove the scapes (the flower stems) in early summer, to allow bulbs to grow larger. That makes sense, and … Continue reading Guest Post: Planting Garlic Bulbils

The Year Round Vegetable Gardener… That’s You!

The lovely Elisabeth Bailey, author of A Taste of the Maritimes: Local, Seasonal Recipes the Whole Year Round, kindly submitted this book review. You probably already know that Nova Scotia is a hotbed of season extension (so to speak), but were you aware that one of the foremost experts and authors in the field is a  native daughter of the province? Niki Jabbour of Tantallon, … Continue reading The Year Round Vegetable Gardener… That’s You!