Best Herbs for the Turkey

Best Herbs for the Turkey By Rob Sproule Fresh is Best The Top Three There’s the Rub “Growing your own food is like printing your own money.” –  Ron Finley When winter descends and our BBQs freeze shut, our appetites turn to thoughts of comfort food. We dust off the corning ware, fire up the oven and suddenly potatoes are our new best friend. Turkey is the king of comfort foods. It’s so good that we frame entire holiday feasts around it! This article is about an easy way to take that turkey to the next taste level. Fresh is…

December 14, 2017 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Grow Lights 101

Grow Lights 101 By Rob Sproule Bulbs What’s on the Menu Our tomato plants are frozen solid 🙁 but that doesn’t mean the end of home grown veggies! Let’s talk about how to ripen tomatoes when it’s -40 C outside…. “Growing your own food is like printing your own money.” – Ron Finley It’s pretty fatalistic seeing your tomato plant freeze solid. Every Fall we wave goodbye to home-grown goodness and say hello to store bought everything. But it doesn’t have to be goodbye… Growing food indoors is exploding in popularity. It’s a natural extension to the grow-your-own movement which…

December 6, 2017 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Houseplants in the Winter

Houseplants in the Winter By Rob Sproule Less Light = Less Water Dry Air Beware the Draft “Say aloe to my little friend.” – Scarface? Less Light = Less Water: Feeling sluggish? Light levels plummet in the winter leading to precious little Vitamin D to energize us. We feel tired, a little cranky, and pass the comfort food. Your plant relies on sunlight for its metabolism even more than we do. As light levels fall, expect its growth to slow. Leaves may fall and its immune system will weaken, making it more vulnerable to opportunistic pests. Increased humidity will help…

November 29, 2017 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Types of Succulents

Types of Succulents By Rob Sproule A World of Succulents Aeoniums Aloes Crassula Haworthia Kalanchoe “The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.” – Felix Mendelssohn A World of Succulents: Feeling overwhelmed in the succulents section? You’re not alone; succulent displays are a glimpse into a strange botanical world. Here’s a primer into identifying the 5 main genus of succulents that you’re likely to be choosing from. Each has a different look, use, and even care requirements. Happy succulent watching! Aeoniums: Sleek and bold, these are sought after both for houseplants and dramatic container stuffers. The spoon shaped leaves…

November 23, 2017 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >