Vegetables

A Question About Epsom Salts?

Recently I was asked by a home gardener about using Epsom Salts to improve the growth of  both foliage and fruit on tomatoes and peppers in the garden and foliage and flowers on roses. I have heard people talk about … Continue reading

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The Book of Kale: The Easy-To-Grow Superfood

White Russian Kale BC Master Gardener, Sharon Hanna has authored two books about Kale. I am going to share some of what she has to say in her first book The Book of Kale: The Easy-To- Grow Superfood. Sharon maintains … Continue reading

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Growing Microgreens

  I have recently discovered how easy it is to grow microgreens at home. The process is simple and the results are rewarding. The microgreens pictured above are currently growing on my kitchen counter. The pea shoots in the foreground have … Continue reading

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The Taming of Rice

A look into the origins of this life-sustaining grain and how it got it’s start… by Suzi Gabany January 13, 2016 – NMGO Monthly meeting… Legion Village Pub, Cobourg, ON. Members only (sorry). Prospective members can contact Judy Harris at … Continue reading

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Tomato Plants

Tomato plants first appeared in print in 1595 in Spain. Tomatoes were erroneously thought to be poisonous. Earlier around 1521 Cortes was known to have distributed the tomato to the Caribbean, Philippines, and southeast Asia. In Italy, the tomato was … Continue reading

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Your Independent Grocer Garden Centre

At  the April Northumberland Master Gardener meeting we  were pleased to welcome Rosa from Port Hope’s Independent Grocer Garden Centre. Rather than making a presentation Rosa chose to answer questions from group. Lots of good questions asked and information given. … Continue reading

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